TYNE & WEAR METRO DEFINES A CONTROL PHILOSOPHY

In 1979 8 km of Britain's first modern light rail system will commence operations in the northern suburbs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. LRT practice in Germany and Belgium was the starting point in minimizing staff while keeping capital costs down. Although the 55-km network will be signaled throughout and stations will be monitored by CCTV from a central control room, routes will be set automatically through interlockings according to destination data derived from approaching trains.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
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  • Authors:
    • Hamer, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00178947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM