Fellgate Metro station

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Fellgate
Tyne & Wear Metro
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Fellgate Metro station
Location
PlaceJarrow
Local authoritySouth Tyneside
WGS8454°57′27″N 1°29′08″W / 54.9575°N 1.4856°W / 54.9575; -1.4856Coordinates: 54°57′27″N 1°29′08″W / 54.9575°N 1.4856°W / 54.9575; -1.4856
Fare zone information
Network One zone2
Metro zoneB
Original (1979) zone37
Station codeFEG
Usage
Metro Usage0.41[1] million
History
Opened31 March 2002
List of stations

Fellgate Metro station is a station on the Green line of the Tyne and Wear Metro network, serving the Fellgate and Hedworth residential areas of Jarrow, in South Tyneside.

History[edit]

Sited on the Durham Coast Line, the station was opened in 2002 as part of the extension of the Metro system from Pelaw to South Hylton, its presence on an embankment required the building of prominent elevator shafts and staircases to access the station platforms.

Services[edit]

Fellgate platforms from an approaching eastbound train
Platforms seen from an approaching eastbound train

Trains towards South Hylton via Sunderland, and towards Airport via Gateshead and Newcastle serve the station roughly every 12 minutes throughout the day, and every 15 minutes on Sundays.[2] Mainline rail services provided by Northern between Sunderland and Newcastle pass through the station without stopping, in addition to freight trains and empty Grand Central workings between Heaton depot and Sunderland.

Although no direct bus interchange is provided, the station lies a short distance from bus stops served by Go North East and Stagecoach for services towards North Shields, South Shields, Jarrow town centre and Sunderland.

The station has parking for 54 cars and 10 bicycles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics". 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Fellgate – Nexus Tyne & Wear". Nexus. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards Airport
Green line
towards South Hylton