Stadium of Light Metro station

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Stadium of Light
Tyne and Wear Metro station
The Stadium of Light Metro Station, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, 17th April 2006 - geograph.org.uk - 153442.jpg
Location Monkwearmouth, City of Sunderland
England
Coordinates 54°55′05″N1°22′59″W / 54.9181372°N 1.3829516°W / 54.9181372; -1.3829516 Coordinates: 54°55′05″N1°22′59″W / 54.9181372°N 1.3829516°W / 54.9181372; -1.3829516
Grid reference NZ396583
Transit authority Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Parking182 spaces
Bicycle facilities5 cycle pods
Disabled accessStep-free access to platform level
Other information
Station codeSFC
Fare zoneC
History
Original company Tyne and Wear Metro
Key dates
31 March 2002Opened
Passengers
2017/180.26 million [1]
Services
Preceding station Tyne Wear Metro logo.svg Metro Following station
St Peter's
towards South Hylton
Green Line Seaburn
towards Airport
Location
Stadium of Light Metro station

Stadium of Light is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving Monkwearmouth and Roker, and the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. The station joined the network in March 2002, following the opening of the 18 km (11 mi) extension from Pelaw to South Hylton. [2]

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The station is named after the nearby Stadium of Light, the home stadium of Sunderland A.F.C., which is located about 700 metres south west of the station. Despite the station's name, the nearby station at St. Peter's is located closer to the stadium.

In July 2017, the station was decorated in red and white stripes, the colours of Sunderland A.F.C., to celebrate 20 years of the Stadium of Light. [3] [4]

The station was used by 264,035 passengers in 2017–18, making it the seventh-most-used station on the Wearside extension.

Facilities

Step-free access is available at all stations across the Tyne and Wear Metro network, with ramped access to both platforms at Stadium of Light. 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. [5] [6] The station is also fitted with smartcard validators, which feature at all stations across the network. [7] [8]

There is a pay and display car parking available at the station, with 182 spaces, plus 12 accessible spaces. There is also the provision for cycle parking, with 5 cycle pods available for use. [9]

Service and frequency

Stadium of Light is served by the  Green Line , which operates between South Hylton and Airport, with an end-to-end journey time of 64 minutes. The station is also bypassed by Northern Trains services operating along the Durham Coast Line between Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

Services from platform 1 operate towards South Hylton, with the first train departing at 05:42 (05:47 on Saturday and 06:46 on Sunday). [note 1] Services from platform 2 operate towards Airport, with the first train departing at 05:53 (05:56 on Saturday and 07:19 on Sunday). Trains run frequently across the network, at intervals of up to every 12 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime), and every 15 minutes (evening and Sunday), with the last trains departing at around midnight. [9]

Journey times from Stadium of Light are:

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Notes

  1. Some earlier trains operate as far as Park Lane.