Percy Main Metro station

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Percy Main
Tyne & Wear Metro
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Approaching Percy Main on an eastbound train
Location
PlacePercy Main
Local authorityNorth Tyneside
WGS8454°59′59″N 1°28′29″W / 54.9996°N 1.4746°W / 54.9996; -1.4746Coordinates: 54°59′59″N 1°28′29″W / 54.9996°N 1.4746°W / 54.9996; -1.4746
Fare zone information
Network One zone2
Metro zoneB
Original (1979) zone28
Station codePCM
Usage
Metro Usage0.20[1] million
History
Opened20 June 1839
Closed for conversion11 August 1981
Metro since14 November 1982
List of stations

Percy Main Metro station is on the Yellow line of the Tyne and Wear Metro in the village of Percy Main in North Tyneside, England.

The original station of the Newcastle & North Shields Railway opened in 1839 to serve a small riverside community clustered around a colliery.[2] All of the original buildings were demolished when the station was converted for Metro use; the footbridge originally installed there by the North Eastern Railway has been preserved by the National Railway Museum in York.[3] The footbridge is very similar to one still in place at South Gosforth station.

From here, it is a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) walk to the DFDS Seaways ferry terminal, and to Royal Quays. Also, it is a short walk to the south terminus of the North Tyneside Steam Railway.

The Metro tracks cross the 55th parallel north line of latitude just east of Percy Main station.

The station is between the Meadow Well and Howdon Metro stations.

Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards St James
Yellow line
towards South Shields
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Interchange with North Tyneside Steam Railway
"boat icon" Ferry services
Terminus   DFDS Seaways
Ferry
  IJmuiden
(Amsterdam)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyne & Wear Metro usage figures". 2017–2018. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Percy Main Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Percy Main Bridge collection page". NRM Collections. National Railway Museum. Retrieved 10 February 2007.