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Longbenton, Station (Benton Metro Station)




Railway Transport Site

Railway Station

Early Modern


Extant Building

Railway Station on Newcastle, Tynemouth & Newcastle Railway (HER 1086). Opened 1st March 1871. Closed 23rd January 1978. Reopened as Benton Metro Station in August 1980. The shelter on the north platform is part of the original station. Brick built with slate roof. Iron columns and decorative iron finials on the roof. Since 11 August 1980 it has been served exclusively by Metro trains. The first electric train to be operated by any British main line railway company left New Bridge Street Station for Benton on Tuesday, 29th March, 1904. LOCAL LIST




<< HER 1093 >> 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, 1899, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 88, SE; North Tyneside Council, Local List Nominations, 2006; W.G. Elliott and Edwin Smith, Bygone Days of Longbenton, Benton, Forest Hall, West Moor and Killingworth, p 47 and 49; North Tyneside Council, November 2008, Register of Buildings and Parks of Special Local Architectural and Historic Interest SDP (Local Development Document 9)

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