Imagining of new Metro Station
This is an imagining of how a Metro Station could be realised in Newcastles’ Ouseburn Valley.
Newcastle City Council’s strategic vision for the Ouseburn is for a ‘Sustainable Urban Village’. However, the Ouseburn is an area that currently lacks easily accessible public transport links to the rest of Newcastle. Currently most pedestrian links to the Ouseburn from surrounding areas such as Heaton, Sandyford and Byker are narrow and steep.
Increasing pedestrian and public transport would be a more sustainable alternative to the current poor parking and congested narrow roads. This would make the area more accessible to people of all abilities.
Connecting the Ouseburn to the rest of the city would increase footfall in the area and help support the local independent businesses and venues that the Ouseburn is renowned for.
An Ouseburn Metro could also serve the Newcastle / Gateshead quayside and strengthen connectivity with the valley.
This ‘blue sky’ pilot study by MillerPartnership Architects finds that a station could sit comfortably between the Byker and Manors Metro stations. At this point the track could be easily accessed near the corner of Stepney Bank and Stepney Lane as seen in the illustrations.
This isn t a real proposal but simply an illustration of an idea which could be explored further and maybe one day made real.