Fawdon Metro station

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Fawdon
Tyne and Wear Metro station
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Location Fawdon, City of Newcastle upon Tyne
England
Coordinates 55°00′49″N1°38′38″W / 55.0136257°N 1.6440091°W / 55.0136257; -1.6440091 Coordinates: 55°00′49″N1°38′38″W / 55.0136257°N 1.6440091°W / 55.0136257; -1.6440091
Grid reference NZ228688
Transit authority Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Parking17 spaces
Bicycle facilities3 cycle pods
Disabled accessStep-free access to platform level
Other information
Station codeFAW
Fare zoneB
History
Original company Tyne and Wear Metro
Key dates
10 May 1981Opened
Passengers
2017/180.33 million [1]
Services
Preceding station Tyne Wear Metro logo.svg Metro Following station
Wansbeck Road
towards South Hylton
Green Line Kingston Park
towards Airport
Location
Tyne and Wear UK location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Fawdon
Location in Tyne and Wear, England

Fawdon is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving Coxlodge, Fawdon and Kenton in Newcastle upon Tyne. The station joined the network in May 1981, following the opening of the line between South Gosforth and Bank Foot.

Contents

Fawdon has two platforms, which are located on opposite sides of the level crossing on Fawdon Lane. The platform to the east of the level crossing is located on the site of the former Coxlodge station, which opened in June 1905, as part of the Ponteland and Darras Hall branch of the Blyth and Tyne Railway. The line closed to passengers in June 1929, with the station closing to goods in November 1965. [2]

In 2018, the station, along with others on the Airport branch, were refurbished as part of the Metro: All Change programme. The project saw improvements to accessibility, security and energy efficiency, as well as the re-branding of the station to the new black and white corporate colour scheme. [3]

The station was used by 326,399 passengers in 2017–18, making it the fifth-most-used station on the Airport branch.

Facilities

Step-free access is available at all stations across the Tyne and Wear Metro network, with ramped access to both platforms at Fawdon. The station is equipped with ticket machines, waiting shelter, seating, next train information displays, timetable posters, and an emergency help point on both platforms. Ticket machines are able to accept payment with credit and debit card (including contactless payment), notes and coins. [4] [5] The station is also fitted with smartcard validators, which feature at all stations across the network. [6] [7]

A small free car park is available, with 17 spaces, plus 2 accessible spaces, as well as a taxi rank. There is also the provision for cycle parking, with 3 cycle pods available for use. [8]

Services

As of April 2021, the station is served by up to 5 trains per hour on weekdays and Saturday, and up to 4 trains per hour during the evening and on Sunday. [9]

Rolling stock used: Class 994 Metrocar

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References

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