Callerton Parkway Metro station

Callerton Parkway is a Tyne and Wear Metro station, serving the suburb of Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear. It joined the network on 17 November 1991, following the opening of the extension from Bank Foot to Airport.

Callerton Parkway
Tyne and Wear Metro station
Callerton Parkway station (geograph 6248097).jpg
LocationWoolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne
England
Coordinates55°01′40″N 1°42′12″W / 55.0277062°N 1.7034114°W / 55.0277062; -1.7034114Coordinates: 55°01′40″N 1°42′12″W / 55.0277062°N 1.7034114°W / 55.0277062; -1.7034114
Grid referenceNZ190704
Transit authorityTyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Parking195 spaces
Bicycle facilities
  • 4 cycle lockers
  • 5 cycle pods
Disabled accessStep-free access to platform level
Other information
Station codeCAL
Fare zoneB and C
History
Original companyTyne and Wear Metro
Key dates
17 November 1991Opened
Passengers
2017/180.17 million[1]
Services
Preceding station Tyne Wear Metro logo.svg Metro Following station
Bank Foot
towards South Hylton
Green Line Airport
Terminus
Location
Callerton Parkway is located in Tyne and Wear
Callerton Parkway
Callerton Parkway
Location in Tyne and Wear, England

HistoryEdit

The majority of the route was already in place, with the alignment having been formerly served by the Ponteland and Darras Hall branch of the Blyth and Tyne Railway. The Airport branch only required the construction of a short distance (around 0.2 miles) of new right-of-way.

Callerton Parkway is situated close to the site of the former Callerton station, which was located to the north west of the level crossing on Callerton Lane. The station opened to passengers in June 1905, consisting of a single platform, simple pitched roof station building, and a signal box. The line closed to passengers in June 1929, with goods services operating until November 1965.[2]

In 2008, traffic enforcement cameras were installed at the station's level crossing – this having been the location of over half of the road traffic incidents at the five Metro-owned level crossings on the network.[3][4] Similar cameras were installed at nearby Bank Foot and Kingston Park in October 2012.[5]

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.[6]

The station was used by 170,716 passengers in 2017–18, making it the ninth-least-used station on the network.

FacilitiesEdit

Step-free access is available at all stations across the Tyne and Wear Metro network, with ramped access to both platforms at Callerton Parkway. 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.[7][8] The station is also fitted with smartcard validators, which feature at all stations across the network.[9][10]

The station serves as a park and ride for the surrounding area, including Darras Hall and Ponteland in Northumberland. A large pay and display car park is available, with 189 spaces, plus 7 accessible spaces, as well as a taxi rank. There is also the provision for cycle parking, with 4 cycle lockers and 5 cycle pods available for use.[11]

ServicesEdit

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.[12]

Rolling stock used: Class 994 Metrocar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tyne & Wear Metro usage figures". 2017–2018. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Callerton Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Nexus to install speed cameras at Metro level crossing". Nexus. 16 April 2008. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Cameras for Metro train crossing". BBC News. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Safety cameras for Metro level crossings". Nexus. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ Peskett, Joe (3 October 2017). "£300k scheme to improve access at five Newcastle metro stations". Access and Mobility Professional. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Metro passengers feel the benefit of contactless payment". Nexus. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Revamp for Metro ticket machines". BBC News. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  9. ^ "City Metro stations get new smart ticket machines and gates". Nexus. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Pop card validators at Metro stations are put through their paces". Nexus. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Timetables and stations: Callerton Parkway". Nexus. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Timetables and stations: Callerton Parkway". Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive. Retrieved 30 March 2021.

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