St. Peters Metro station

St Peter's
St Peter's station from the front of a southbound train. At this point, the rear of the train is still in Monkwearmouth Station Museum, showing how close they are.
Location
Place Monkwearmouth
Local authority City of Sunderland
Fare zone information
Network One zone 4
Metro zone C
Original (1979) zone 57
Station code MSP
History
Opened 25 February 2001 (temporary use by Northern Spirit until 16 April 2001)
Metro since 31 March 2002
Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

St Peter's Metro Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro is the nearest one to the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus. The station was built for the Sunderland extension in 2002. It is located at the northern approach viaducts of the Monkwearmouth railway bridge and a short distance south of Monkwearmouth Station Museum.

The southbound platform was completed early and used by National Rail services (operated by Northern Spirit at the time) between 25 February and 16 April 2001, while Sunderland station was being rebuilt for the Metro extension. In order that a four-car DMU could fit the platform, a temporary platform extension was constructed at the northern end.

Station art

The station features an installation called White Light [1] created by Ron Haselden. It consists of illuminated ovals embedded into the glass floor, which change in intensity according to the strength of the wind.

See also

External links

  • Nexus

Coordinates: 54°54′40″N 1°23′01″W / 54.9110°N 1.3837°W / 54.9110; -1.3837

References

Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards Airport
Green line
towards South Hylton


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