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Chichester Metro station

Chichester Metro station

South Shields, United Kingdom

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Description Chichester Metro is a station on the Yellow Line of the Tyne and Wear Metro. It is situated in the Chichester area of South Shields, North East England. Trains head eastbound to the terminus at South Shields (King Street) and westbound towards Gateshead and Newcastle, with an interchange at Pelaw for trains to South Hylton via Sunderland.A statue of Queen Victoria had been moved from her original position of being in front of South Shields Town Hall in 1949 to Chichester.In 1981 Queen Victoria was evicted from Chichester to make way for the Metro station and returned to her original position at the front of the Town Hall where she remains to this day.Chichester Metro station is situated on the new Metro route to South Shields, which followed the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway route rather than the former Brandling Junction Railway route via High Shields. Part of this line had been transferred into National Coal Board ownership, and to the south of the station was a single-track electrified NCB freight line, part of the Harton Colliery system. In the early 1990s this line was de-electrified, and, following the closure of Westoe Colliery, has been closed completely.

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