TYNE AND WEAR METRO - A MODERN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

The paper outlines the processes which gave rise to the rapid transit proposals for Tyneside, and the development of these into the Tyne and Wear metro. The concept of a fully integrated public transport system, capable of making a significant contribution to local movement and land use is explained, and the feasibility of introducing metro over a significant part of the existing British rail network detailed. A technical description of the metro includes civil engineering, signalling and communications, and electrification. The rolling stock is described in detail. The paper concludes with sections on finance and organization. /Author/ /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 121-136
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 190
    • Issue Number: 18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM