Photos of Newcastle

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro station was opened in 1910, replacing the original 1882 station, for the North Eastern Railway Company by W. Bell. Originally, steam trains ran on the loop from Newcastle to the coast. They were replaced by electric trains in the early 1900's. Diesel trains replaced the electric trains in 1967 and the present Metro system was introduced in August 1980.

Having as its central feature an impressive clock tower, the station`s symmetrical façade looks directly towards the sea, the town`s raison d`être. Inside the station, on the wall facing the former ticket office, is the mosaic triptych(more on that below).

The station was Grade II listed in October 1986.

Text adapted from Welcome to Whitley Bay Guide Online.


June 2009

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Whitley Bay Metro Station

Old red phone box outside the station
Outside the station stands a very rare combination of a telephone box/post office kiosk. Introduced in 1928, less than 50 of this K4 type kiosk were installed throughout the country. Proving unpopular with customers the majority were withdrawn in 1935. More details on the kiosk here Kiosk No. 4.




Passing by Ian Patience

A panoramic photo of 'Passing', a triptych mosaic, expresses the passing of time through the image of a young family.
The outer panels depict them on a day trip to the beach while the central panel depicts a nocturnal seascape, devoid of human activity.



OLD PHOTOS OF WHITLEY BAY STATION



select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the exterior of Whitley Bay Station.
View from the northwest.
Image from April 1981.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking close up at the top of a cast iron support column at Whitley Bay Station.
Image from April 1981.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the disused ticket office windows in the foyer of Whitley Bay Station.
Image from April 1981.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the platforms and train shed roof of Whitley Bay Station.
Image from April 1981.
©SINE Project



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