The Princess Royal officially opens Haymarket Metro station

The Princess Royal officially opens Haymarket Metro station
29 March 2010

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened the redeveloped Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle at a ceremony on Monday March 29.

Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has arranged for pupils from Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle to welcome the Royal party on their arrival at Haymarket.

Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, Cllr David Wood, said: “It will be a great honour to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to officially open the new-look Haymarket Metro station. The station has been transformed and is now a fabulous gateway into the centre of Newcastle.”

The project has seen the Haymarket station rebuilt, with a retail and leisure hub replacing the existing station structure, which first opened to passengers in 1980 when the Tyne and Wear Metro first started running.

Nexus has secured £350m from the Government to modernise the Metro system, including stations and trains. The £20m Haymarket scheme, which was privately funded, will serve as a blueprint for other Metro station redevelopments in the future.

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