Tyne and Wear Metro expansion plans published

Plans to expand the Tyne and Wear Metro so it serves Washington, Cobalt Business Park and the Team Valley have been revealed following the publication of a consultation document into the ambitions for the development of the Metro system to 2030 and beyond.

Two sets of proposals have been made. The first set are extensions of the existing Tyne and Wear Metro network and this includes extensions to Washington (from Pelaw and South Hylton), Silverlink and Seaham. The second set are part of a new On Street Network running to Metrocentre, Team Valley, West Newcastle, Doxford Park and South Shields.

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New Stations

A number of stations were noted in the report because they are identified in Local Development Plans.

High Lane Row

Between Hebburn and Jarrow. The station would be reliant on the doubling of this section of railway line.

Monkton Fell

Between Pelaw and Fellgate. The station would require the approval of Network Rail because this section of line is operating close to capacity

Pallion Area

Two potential station sites east and west of Pallion are noted in the Sunderland Unitary Development Plan.

Metro Routes

  • Washington (from Pelaw and South Hylton)
  • Silverlink
  • Seaham

On Street Routes

  • Metrocentre
  • Team Valley
  • West Newcastle
  • Doxford Park
  • South Shields to Sunderland

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