Station Name: MILLFIELD (3rd site - Metro)
Station still open but included for completeness

[Source: Alan Young]


Date opened: 31.3.2002
Location:

South-east of Hylton Road, on the site of Millfield (1st) station

Company on opening: Tyne & Wear Metro
Date closed to passengers:

Still open

Date closed completely: Still open
Company on closing:

Still open

Present state: Still open
County: Durham (now Tyne & Wear)
OS Grid Ref: NZ385571
Date of visit: 20.6.2013

Notes: After an interval of nearly fifty years Millfield returned to the railway map with a two platform station on the Sunderland – South Hylton line on 31 March 2002. On each platform there are buildings in breezeblock with flat awnings, the larger of the two being on the Sunderland-bound platform, and there is step and ramp access.

To see other stations on the Old Main Line click on the station name: Felling 2nd, Felling 3rd , Felling 1st, Pelaw 1st, Pelaw 3rd, Pelaw 4th , Pelaw 2nd, Usworth, Washington 2nd, Washington 1st, Penshaw 1st, Penshaw 2nd, Fencehouses, Rainton, Rainton Meadows (on branch), Leamside 1st, Leamside 2nd, Belmont Junction, Durham Gilesgate (on branch), Sherburn Colliery, Shincliffe & Ferryhill

See also Coxhoe (branch frpm Ferryhill)

See also: Springwell, Brockley Whins (1st site), Brockley Whins (2nd site)
& Boldon (route prior to 1850)

See also Sunderland and Durham (via Leamside):
Durham (still open), Frankland, Cox Green, South Hylton , Hylton, Pallion 1st, Pallion 2nd , Millfield 2nd, Millfield 1st, Sunderland Fawcett Street (on branch) & Sunderland Central (Still open)


Station still open as part of the Tyne & Wear metro


The Metro station seen here in June 2013 occupies the site of the first Millfield station which closed to passengers in 1890. The signage at the new station has, perhaps tactfully, used white rather than ‘Newcastle Cadmium Yellow’, but the Calvert font continues to be employed. The substantial brick structure of the old Millfield Cinema still dominates the skyline. Millfield second station was located beyond the road bridge.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

Looking south-west from Millfield Metro station in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

Looking south-east towards Sunderland across Millfield Metro station in June 2013. The building of the first Millfield station, which survived until the works to construct the Metro line, was in the foreground.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

The ramp access and entrance to the westbound platform of Millfield Metro station are seen in June 2013. This station occupies the site of the original Millfield station, closed to passengers in 1890. In June 2013. The first Millfield station occupied this site, whilst the second was behind the camera.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

 

 

 

[Source: Alan Young]




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