This report, the seventh in a series dealing with all aspects of the Tyne and Wear metro project, describes the progress of the scheme following on from the governmental decision in December, 1976 that the project could go ahead as planned within the constraint that the cost of the scheme would not exceed found161 M at November 1975 prices (the 1972 estimate was found65 M). The special factor that caused most of the cost overuns is described as the decision by British rail and the tyne and wear PTE not to share tracks except in special circumstances, the fundamental reasons being in the field of overhead clearances and signalling. Problems of incompatibility are discussed, by reference to trains, tracks, electrification (1500 volts DC from overhead wires), routes and signalling. A map provides information on the metro and adjacent br lines, with details of station and control centre locations and other relevant data. Methods to be employed for train identification and control including the use of train-borne transponders, trackside interrogators, and closed-circuit television systems are described. Techniques to be employed for automatic fare collection are detailed, bearing in mind that most metro stations ('metrostops') will be unstaffed, and that there will be no barriers at the station entrances.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Light Railway Transport League

    64 Grove Avenue, Hanwell
    London W7 3ES,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Price, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00188325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM