Fare collection methods employed in the Tyne & Wear Metro are designed for maximum cost-efficient staffing levels. Each station is unmanned while trains only carry a single motorman. The metro system employs a simple ticketing procedure with only random inspection to prevent fraud. With this system a passenger carries a card ticket with a magnetically encoded stripe indicating zone, station number, fare and passenger category. The unmanned ticket barriers, based on Paris metro barriers, allow platform access once a ticket has been checked for validity and then returned. The integrated Tyne & Wear system allows a traveller to use the same ticket for a journey which includes metro and bus travel. Details are given of equipment used in the fare collection system and its method of operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • WYSE, W J
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

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  • Accession Number: 00325875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM