English: The Four Lane Ends Interchange is a car/bus/Metro transport interchange serving the north eastern districts of Newcastle upon Tyne and the adjacent areas of North Tyneside. Featuring a multi-storey car park, it operates as a park & ride facility. The interchange is on a site east of the N-S running Benton Road, which bridges the E-W running Metro tracks. To the south, Benton Park Road (to the west) and Front Street (to the east) meet Benton Road at a roundabout, which is the original of the name, Four Lane Ends. Administratively, the interchange is within North Tyneside, with the Newcastle/North Tyneside boundary running north along the west side of Benton Road and then west along the south side of the Metro tracks. The main building of the interchange is a large semi-circular concourse structure , which acts as both the Metro station hall and the bus station - the bus stands are arranged around the circular (southern) edge of the building, with buses accessing them via the anti-clockwise road around it. The Metro platforms are beneath the concourse building, being entirely covered by it, and the adjoining bridge carrying Benton Road. The multi-storey car park is a rectangular structure sited adjacent to the straight edge of the concourse building, to the north.
Interchange building/bus stationEdit
English: Four Lane Ends is a station on the Yellow Line of the Tyne and Wear Metro. It forms part of the Four Lane Ends Interchange, serving the north east of Newcastle & west North Tyneside.
|Number of platforms||Track alignment||Tyne & Wear metropolitan borough|
|11 August 1980||New||2||ENE-WSW||North Tyneside|
|Two side platforms in a cutting underneath an interchange building, with both a bus lane around the interchange building and a bridge for Benton Road (A188) to the west|
|Westbound||Benton||Yellow Line to South Shields (stop 22 of 42)||Longbenton|
|Eastbound||Longbenton||Yellow Line to St James (stop 21 of 42)||Benton|
|Integrated into a large semi-circular concourse building which combines the station hall with a bus station|
|All round access with a main exterior entrance to the south west, then internal access to the platforms below from within the interchange|
|Protection from the elements|
|Bus station/station building underside|