The potential of the Tyne and Wear Metro rail system, the first phase of which is now in operation, lies in its integration with public transport such as bus services and parking facilities, as well as its ability to attract short distance travellers. A feature of the system is the increase in number of stations from 26 to 42 compared with the former suburban rail system. The service pattern has been based on a number of standard journeys with a 10 min headway. The metro system has been designed for future extension in three further phases. The ability of the system to negotiate 4% gradients and sharp curves will allow its penetration into areas where existing rail alignments are not sufficient. Stations are unmanned and are designed with emphasis on simplicity for ease of maintenance.

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    City Press Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester, Essex CO1 1RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-7-8

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  • Accession Number: 00323351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM