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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 NewcastleNorthern08:532Scheduled
to NewcastleNorthern09:501Scheduled
to NewcastleNorthern10:032Scheduled
to NewcastleNorthern10:131Scheduled
to NewcastleNorthern10:571Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NewcastleNorthern08:522Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern09:392Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern10:022Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern10:121Scheduled
from NewcastleNorthern10:432Scheduled
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