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Heworth Interchange

Tyne and Wear Metro
Place Heworth, Tyne and Wear
Local authority Gateshead
Fare zone information
Network One zone 2
Metro zone B
Original (1979) zone 36
Station code HTH
Platforms 2
Opened 5 November 1979
Metro since 15 November 1981
Distance from Datum
OUT Distance 9.283
List of stations
Place Heworth
Local authority Gateshead
Grid reference
Station code HEW
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   24,071
2005/06 23,286
2006/07 15,379
2007/08 15,785
2008/09 16,022
2009/10 18,054
2010/11 16,892
2011/12 16,812
2012/13 15,318
2013/14 16,622
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Tyne and Wear (Nexus)
Original company British Rail
5 November 1979 Station opened
15 November 1981 Metro services commenced
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Heworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Heworth Interchange serves the Heworth area of Gateshead, England. There is a station here on the Yellow and the Green Lines of the Tyne and Wear Metro as well as one on the Carlisle to Middlesbrough rail line operated by Northern Rail.


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  • References 3
  • External links 4


Heworth opened in 1981 as the terminus of the Tyne and Wear Metro. In 1984, the line extended eastwards to South Shields. The railway station had opened on 5 November 1979, with the closure of Felling and Pelaw railway stations.[1] Prior to that, BR passenger trains had run on the southern pair of tracks, now used by Metro services, and for a short period they ran through the completed Metro platforms. For much of the time Heworth was a Metro terminus, trains reversed in the platforms, using the crossovers west of the station in passenger service. Reversals later took place at the new sidings at Pelaw once they had been completed.

Above the four platforms there is a bus station. The services that operate there are mainly operated by Go North East.

This interchange provides connections from the Tyne and Wear Metro to South Tyneside, Sunderland and Washington as well as other areas of Gateshead.



  1. ^ "Disused Stations - Felling (2nd site)" Disused Stations; Retrieved 2014-04-09
Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards St James via the Coast
Yellow line
towards South Shields
towards Airport
Green line
towards South Hylton
National Rail National Rail
Northern Rail

External links

  • Train times and station information for Heworth Interchange from National Rail
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