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MetroCentre station serves the MetroCentre shopping and leisure complex in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The station was opened by British Rail in 1987 and was initially called Gateshead MetroCentre. Although a modern build, the station sits on the original 1837 Tyne Valley Line from Newcastle to Carlisle, which runs alongside the River Tyne. The MetroCentre mainly serves shoppers from Newcastle Central with trains every fifteen minutes. The station also serves Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough via the Durham Coast Line. Inspired by North American malls, the MetroCentre opened in 1986 and over the years it has helped to create a retail revolution in the north of England. In 2013, the Central Mall was transformed into the Platinum Mall, with chandeliers and a luxury shopping section. The centre also boasts a 12-screen cinema, amusement arcade and 10-pin bowling alley, making it one of the most popular recreational sites in northeast England.

Station details & facilities

The MetroCentre station is accessible on either side. Both entrances lead on to a footbridge with stairs and ramps down to both platforms. Both platforms have a waiting room, and there is a help point on platform 1. Trains to Middlesbrough and Newcastle depart from platform 1, and trains to Hexham and Carlisle leave from platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from MetroCentre

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into MetroCentre station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MorpethNorthern22:131On time
to HartlepoolNorthern22:331On time
to HexhamNorthern23:022On time
to NewcastleNorthern23:321Scheduled
to NewcastleNorthern00:131On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MiddlesbroughNorthern22:042On time
from CarlisleNorthern22:321On time
from MiddlesbroughNorthern23:012On time
from CarlisleNorthern23:321Scheduled
from HexhamNorthern00:121On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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