In this profile an attempt is made to examine the progress of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive during the ten years of its existence since it was established by the 1968 Transport Act. The original principles followed in setting up the various PTE's are discussed. Trends in car ownership are considered and it is pointed out that the predicted growth in car ownership, particularly as regards multi-car ownership by households, has not materialised. This has been coupled with the change in public opinion against major road construction. The Tyne and Wear Metro rapid transit system is briefly discussed - particularly its relationship with the other forms of public transport. An orderly progression towards standardised fare scales demonstrates the successful bus service integration in the area. The PTE's general policy on bus services has been to maintain attractive trunk frequencies through all areas, where applicable planned with eventual translation to metro.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Harris, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 248-254
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM