Whitley Bay Metro station canopy refurbishment project
The Grade II listed structure is to undergo a major programme of restoration work beginning in July 2023 and continuing until Spring 2025. The restoration work will focus on the canopy and the steelworks.
Work will include:
- Strengthening and painting of steelworks
- Replacing glazing with a more robust modern alternative
- Restoring the glazing directly above the tracks
We aim to keep disruption including noise to a minimum during the projects.
During the work the businesses within the station (The Ticket Office cafe/bar, Yoga Studio and Dil and the Bear cafe/bar) will remain open as usual.
Changes to station facilities
To support the canopy refurbishment work, a scaffolding rig will be installed which will alter the appearance of the station and some areas will be fenced off.
Access to the station and to platforms will still be possible.
The cycle locker storage units within the station will be removed on 12 June 2023, please remove your bike from the locker before this date. The lockers will return to the station once the project is completed.
The car park will be closed from 3 July until Spring 2025 as we will be using the area as a works compound. Alternative parking is available at Cullercoats and Tynemouth (charges apply). Full list of alternative car parking facilities.
The station toilets are currently closed.
Nexus have contracted Kier to undertake the works at Whitley Bay.