West Jesmond Station

Opened on 1 December 1900. It was built by the Forsyth brothers. The new station on the line from Newcastle to the coast, included waiting rooms on both sides of the track each with a 'patent fireplace'. The gentleman's first class room was described as a 'snug little apartment with table and hair covered seated chairs and an oil cloth on the floor'. The ladies' first class room was similar and had lavatories alongside. There were general waiting rooms for both men and ladies, 'lined out with glazed bricks and has seats running right round'. There were separate rooms for staff and a 'cosy little dwelling' outside the station for the station master and his family.

The station platforms are linked by an underground pedestrian subway. Alongside the track were sidings for coal and goods and a weigh house.

The station closed for conversion in August 1978, ahead of opening as part of the Tyne and Wear Metro network, re-opening in August 1980. The original station buildings were retained, but the platforms were shortened, with a new accessible footbridge built over the line.

Description courtesy of Sitelines and Disused Stations.

26th May 2023

25th January 2011

14th September 2007

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