Benton Metro station

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Opened New
or converted
Number of platforms Track alignment Tyne & Wear metropolitan borough
11 August 1980 Converted 2 ENE-WSW North Tyneside
Layout
Two side platforms at ground level (the southern 60' longer to the west and 20' to the east), with platform level station buildings in the eastern half (south)/eastern end (north)
Platform no.
and position
Direction
of travel
Previous
stop
Route Next
stop
Platform 1
South
Westbound Palmersville Yellow Line to South Shields (stop 21 of 42) Four Lane Ends
Platform 2
North
Eastbound Four Lane Ends Yellow Line to St James (stop 22 of 42) Palmersville
Notes
None
Station buildings
Two simple structures in the original style, a rectangle and cube, 20' by 15' and 20' by 20'. The old red brick station building on the south platform is also still present.
Access
Station forecourt to the south accessed via N-S Station Approach road; pedestrian access north to the corner of Linden Road; platforms connected by a footbridge over the eastern end
Protection from the elements
Station buildings only (which includes an original 3 sided 30' shelter on the north platform)
Interchanges
None