Station Name: SOUTH HYLTON (Metro)
Station still open but included for completeness

[Source: Alan Young]

Date opened: 31.3.2002

North-east of High Street, South Hylton

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: NZ355568
Date of visit: 1.7.2002 & 20.6.2013

Notes: This single platform station opened on 31 March 2002 as the terminus of the Tyne & Wear Metro line from Sunderland. The station is about 100yd north-east of Hylton station on the former Sunderland – Penshaw route, which closed to passengers in 1964. South Hylton has a breeze block building in the style adopted for this branch. This station possesses the longest functioning platform on the Tyne and Wear Metro network (133½yd). Because of this, the one platform is officially recognised as two platforms (Platform 1 and Platform 2) and therefore can accommodate two Metro trains.

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 from 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, Hylton, Pallion 1st, Pallion 2nd , Millfield 2nd, Millfield 1st, Millfield 3rd , Sunderland Fawcett Street (on branch) & Sunderland Central (Still open)

Station still open as part of the Tyne & Wear metro

On 11 July 2002 a Metro train stands at the single platform terminus at South Hylton. The view is north-eastwards; the site of Hylton station is behind the camera.
Photo by Alan Young

South Hylton station, looking south-west under the awning in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

The end of the line at South Hylton Metro station seen looking south-west in June 2013. The level crossing was a few yards past the trees, and Hylton station was beyond the crossing. Passenger services on the line ahead ceased in 1964 and freight in 1967, after which the tracks were removed.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

Looking north-east along the platform at South Hylton in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

A metro train is standing at the South Hylton terminus in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

Looking north-east up the ramp to South Hylton station in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth

Looking north-east up the ramp to South Hylton station in June 2013.
Photo by Roy Lambeth




[Source: Alan Young]

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