The introduction of the Tyne & Wear Metro has shown the first UK attempt to introduce an upgraded public transport system using "supertram" technology and automatic fare collection. The network has required the construction of north-south and east-west tunnels under central Newcastle and a tunnel section under central Gateshead linked by the Tyne bridge. A viaduct serving the Byker area of the city was also constructed. Key stations in the network are designed to provide multiple interchange facilities so that the same season ticket or travel pass can be used on both the metro and bus systems. A feature of the metro, due for completion in 1983, is that it can be readily extended at relatively low cost.

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    Municipal Journal Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Aldovs, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-15

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 1014
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM