Restoration work at Whitley Bay Metro station enters a key phase

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Nexus has revealed that restoration work to Whitley Bay Metro station's historic canopy is entering a key phase.

The £5.3million project to restore the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station is entering a key phase as specialist grit blasting on the metalwork begins.

The work will see the glazing replaced and the roof metalwork fully restored on the Grade II listed structure, which dates back to Edwardian era.

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Nexus has explained that a vast scaffolding structure has been erected across the expanse of the station's roof so contractors can work safely above the two platforms and Metro lines.

Grit blasting is set to get underway at Whitley Bay Metro station. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Grit blasting is set to get underway at Whitley Bay Metro station. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Grit blasting is set to get underway at Whitley Bay Metro station. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

The station and the three businesses based there remain fully open and are expected to be for the duration of the project, which is set for completion in the spring of 2025.

Sarah McManus, head of renewals at Nexus, commented: "We are entering an important phase of the multi-million pound refurbishment scheme on the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station.

"The team on site are now carrying out the grit blasting on the metalwork. This will pave the way for the structure to be repaired and repainted.

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The Metro station will remain open throughout the £5.3million restoration works. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The Metro station will remain open throughout the £5.3million restoration works. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The Metro station will remain open throughout the £5.3million restoration works. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

"Over the last few months customers will have seen the large scaffolding structure taking shape at the station.

"This structure is needed so that the team can work safely at height above the station which will remain open to customers throughout the works.

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“Whitley Bay is a station with a great deal of charm. The station has proudly served the 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.”

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