Restoration work gets back underway on Whitley Bay Metro station

Whitley Bay Metro station canopy
4 October 2023

Work has resumed on a £5.3m project to restore the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station in North Tyneside. 

The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to the Edwardian era, is undergoing a major programme of restoration work which will see the glazing replaced and the steel work refurbished. 

Kier Group, a leading UK construction, infrastructure services and property group, is carrying out the work on behalf of Metro operator Nexus. 

Whitley Bay Metro station will continue to remain open to customers for the duration of the works. 

Head of Renewals at Nexus, Sarah McManus, said: “We’re delighted to say that our exciting restoration project at Whitley Bay Metro station is back underway.

“We’ve appointed a new construction contractor, Kier, who are a leading firm in the industry, and they have taken over all of the detailed work on the station’s historic canopy. 

“Whitley Bay is a station with a great deal of charm. The station has proudly served Metro since the network opened. This project will ensure that the station is there for locals and visitors to enjoy for many decades to come.”

The glass in the canopy will be replaced with more robust modern alternatives, while there will be strengthening and repainting of the steelwork.

The glazing directly above the Metro tracks will be reinstated, providing a more sheltered environment for customers.

Whitley Bay station gained its Listed status in 1986, six years after the Tyne and Wear Metro system was opened.

 

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