The Tyne and Wear metro is considered to represent the most significant urban transport development in the UK this century. As such it will form the backbone of the country's integrated public transport system, and its passenger potential is said to be both in its ability to be linked with bus services and parking and in being able to attract short distance passengers. The ultimate aim of this integrated transport system is that every resident in Tyne and Wear should be within 400 M of a public transport facility whether it be bus or rail. Factors associated with the success of the present network are described and discussed. The route of the metro is illustrated, and provides information on Metro tracks, BR passenger and freight lines, sections for joint use and on the position of all the stations and interchanges. A feature of the system is an increase in the number of suburban stations to 42, only about half of which exist now. The first phase of the system from Haymarket to the Regent Centre and West Monkseaton opens in autumn 1979, and progress to date on the construction and equipment programme is discussed. Photographs illustrate the sixth bridge over the Tyne, Jesmond and Haymarket stations and the rolling stock for the metro.

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Acton, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-19

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  • Accession Number: 00194139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0039-6303
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM