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Encyclopedia > Tyne and Wear Metro
Tyne & Wear Metro
Locale Tyne and Wear England
Transit type Rapid transit
Began operation 1980
System length 77.7 km (48.3 mi)
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 60
Daily ridership 129,000
Operator(s) Nexus
Tyne and Wear Metro network
Legend
Whitley Bay
Monkseaton
Cullercoats
West Monkseaton
Tynemouth
Shiremoor
uTUNNEL1
North Shields
Northumberland Park
A19
Meadow Well
Percy Main
A19
Palmersville
Howdon
ueKRZo
Ashington, Blyth and Tyne Line
uKRZo
East Coast Main Line
Willington Gut
Hadrian Road
Wallsend
Benton
Four Lane Ends
Longbenton
uDST
South Gosforth Depot
uABZrg uABZlg
South Gosforth
Regent Centre
Wansbeck Road
Fawdon
A1
Kingston Park
Bank Foot
Callerton Parkway
Airport
Newcastle International Airport
Walkergate
Chillingham Road
Ilford Road
Byker
Ouseburn
East Coast Main Line
West Jesmond
Manors
Manors Curve Stock Line
Jesmond
Haymarket
Monument
St James
Central Station
River Tyne (Queen Elizabeth II Bridge)
Gateshead
Gateshead Stadium
Felling
Heworth
A184
Pelaw
Pelaw sidings
Hebburn
Jarrow
A19
River Don
Bede
A194
Simonside
Tyne Dock
Chichester
South Shields
South Shields sidings
A194
Fellgate
A19
River Don
Brockley Whins
East Boldon
Seaburn
Stadium of Light
St. Peter's
River Wear
Sunderland
Sunderland sidings
Park Lane
University
Millfield
Pallion
South Hylton
 
Durham Coast Line omitted for clarity

The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail metro system based around Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland, in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. The network opened in 1980, and in 2005-2006 provided 36.6 million public journeys on its route of nearly 78 kilometres (48 miles).[1] It is operated by Nexus[2] and is one of only two underground metro-type systems in the UK outside London, the other being the Glasgow Subway. Image File history File links Tyne_and_Wear_Metro_logo. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (TWPTE), trading as Nexus, is the organisation responsible for the Tyne and Wear County public transport system. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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North Shields Metro Station is on the Tyne and Wear Metro Yellow line. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Northumberland Park Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro Yellow Line, in North Tyneside near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Image File history File links BSicon_uAKRZu. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The A19 is a major road in England, running parallel to and east of the A1 road. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Meadow Well Metro Station is on the Tyne and Wear Metro. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kingston Park Metro station serves a suburb and retail park 6 km north west of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Callerton Parkway station, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro Green line, which opened on November 17, 1991, when the line was extended to Newcastle Airport. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Haymarket Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the north of the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Image File history File links BSicon_utSTRrg. ... Greys Monument, above the Monument Tyne and Wear Metro station Monument is a principal station on the underground section of the Tyne and Wear Metro system. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... St James Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, in the west end of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Central Station is an underground station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, which is located below the main line Newcastle station. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links BSicon_uWBRÜCKE.svg‎ author: Martin Cordon, source: modification of file BSicon_WBRÜCKE.svg with free use licensing found in Wikimedia Commons. ... The Tyne looking west and upstream from the Newcastle bank towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge The Tyne Bridge across the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. ... The Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge, viewed from Forth Banks in Newcastle The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge carries the Tyne and Wear Metro from Newcastle upon Tyne to Gateshead over the River Tyne. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gateshead Stadium Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the town of Gateshead, England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Felling Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the district of Felling. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links BSicon_uAKRZu. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 1 in Great Britain beginning north of the Thames, east of the A1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pelaw Metro station is the southern diverging point of the Tyne and Wear Metro Green and Yellow lines, with the former continuing to South Shields and the latter over tracks shared with mainline trains to Sunderland and then onwards to South Hylton. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... South Hylton Metro station serves the village of South Hylton on the banks of the River Wear. ... The Durham Coast Line (DCL) is the name given to the railway services which link Newcastle upon Tyne with Middlesborough, via Sunderland and Hartlepool. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... North-East England is one of the nine official regions of England and comprises the combined area of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and a small part of North Yorkshire. ... The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (TWPTE), trading as Nexus, is the organisation responsible for the Tyne and Wear County public transport system. ... 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Contents

Overview

The Metro is usually described as Britain's first modern light rail system. However, it can be considered a hybrid system, displaying elements of light rail, heavy underground metro, and longer-distance, higher speed suburban and interurban railway systems. This article is about light rail systems in general. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


The Metro began operating in 1980, but was an evolutionary development, as it was a pioneering system in the use of existing rights-of-way to create a modern rail transit system,[3] linking them with purpose-built tunnels under central Newcastle and Gateshead. Much of the Metro's route was part of one of the world's first electric urban railway systems, which opened in 1904 on public passenger lines that were then already well established (see Tyneside Electrics).[4] The Metro alignment comprises most of two of the world's oldest passenger railways, the Newcastle & North Shields Railway (Metro between Chillingham Road and North Shields) and the Brandling Junction Railway (between Gateshead and Monkwearmouth, near the Stadium of Light), both opened in 1839, making the Metro arguably one of the world's oldest local rail transport systems. In the case of Metro's Chichester station, the route of an existing mineral railway was chosen instead of the previous passenger railway alignment, as it passed through a more heavily populated area than the previous High Shields station, This is also the oldest section of the Metro route, dating back to 1834. A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The Newcastle & North Shields Railway was opened in 1839 from a station in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields. ... This article is about the home stadium of Sunderland A.F.C.. For the home stadium of SL Benfica, see Estádio da Luz. ... railroads redirects here. ...


Changes

With the opening of the Sunderland extension in 2002,[5] the Metro became the first UK system to implement a form of the Karlsruhe model, using track shared with mainline trains on the section between Pelaw and Sunderland.[6] The section from Sunderland to South Hylton was previously part of the Sunderland to Durham mainline, closed in the wake of the Beeching Axe in the 1960s, and was the second Metro segment to be built on a completely disused line, following on from the Newcastle International Airport extension, which was largely built on the former Ponteland branch line.[7] For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... Stadtbahn on the mainline Street running of Stadtbahn in Heilbronn The Karlsruhe model is used when it is necessary to run urban and heavy rail trains on one set of track. ... Pelaw Metro station is the southern diverging point of the Tyne and Wear Metro Green and Yellow lines, with the former continuing to South Shields and the latter over tracks shared with mainline trains to Sunderland and then onwards to South Hylton. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... South Hylton is a village in Sunderland on the banks of the River Wear. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ... Newcastle International Airport is the 9th largest airport in the United Kingdom. ... , Ponteland is a town and residential suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ...


When the Metro first opened, it was claimed to be part of the UK's first integrated public transport system. The Metro was intended to cover trunk journeys, while buses were reoriented toward shorter local trips, tightly integrated with the Metro schedule, to bring passengers to and from the Metro stations, using unified ticketing. Much was made of the Metro's interchange stations such as Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre, which combined a large parking facility with a bus and Metro station;[8] this distinction is no longer emphasised. Some passengers complained that the Metro integration was pursued overzealously, and for example, bus passengers to Newcastle Upon Tyne would be forced to change to the Metro in Gateshead for a short trip, rather than have the bus route continue for a short distance further into Newcastle. Integration lasted until deregulation of bus routes in 1986. However, it is still possible to buy Transfare tickets that combine a Metro and bus journey. Also commonly referred to Sustainable Transport or Sustainable Mobility, there is no widely accepted definition of sustainable transportation by any of these names. ... For other uses, see Parking (disambiguation). ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Bus deregulation in Great Britain came into force on 26 October 1986, and is formally known as the 1985 Transport Act. ... A Transfare is a type of ticket available in Tyne and Wear which enables its holder to make a journey using both a bus and a Metro. ...


News and issues

  • The Metro has been the subject of criticism from environmental campaigners as it does not permit the carriage of standard bicycles, though there are now storage lockers for these at some stations. Only small folding bicycles are now permitted on the Metro.
  • The Metro long had a problem with fare evasion on the system, due to the lack of ticket inspectors on the trains. In recent years, the number of inspectors has increased, and in 2005 the penalty fare for travelling without a valid ticket was increased from £10 to £20.[9]
  • Northumberland Park Metro station, costing a total of £7.5 million[10] opened on 11 December 2005 and serves a new housing development between Shiremoor and the A19 Holystone Interchange, and is located adjacent to existing track between Palmersville and Shiremoor on the northern loop section of the yellow line. It also acts as a feeder station for Nexus' R19 bus service, supporting Cobalt Park business park, the Silverlink Retail park, and North Shields.
  • The "Stand clear of the doors please" announcement, which sounded before the doors started to close, was introduced in 1991. In 1996, a contest was held in which several mystery celebrities recorded the phrase, with a prize awarded for correct identification; these recordings were replaced by staff announcements after the contest ended. In order to increase the clarity of the announcement (especially for individuals not fluent in English) the phrase was replaced with "Doors closing" in 2004.
  • In May 2007, an elderly woman on a mobility scooter entered the Metro on one side and crashed through the opposite doors falling onto the track.[1] Nexus stated that the doors had not been faulty and that this was the first occasion in 27 years that a set of doors had been forced open.
  • On 17 October 2007 services were suspended between Benton and Shiremoor due to track subsidence to the east of Northumberland Park. This appears to have occurred due to the collapse of a disused mineshaft near the station with services suspended for a number of days for remedial work to make the area safe.[11]

Bold textHello ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... A Brompton folding bicycle A folding bicycle or folder is a type of bicycle that incorporates a number of hinges or joints, which may be lockable, that permit it to be folded into a more compact size. ... Fare evasion, as distinct from fare avoidance, is the act of illegally travelling on public transport, having deliberately not purchased the required ticket to travel (having had the chance to do so). ... A train Conductor // The Conductor is the railway employee charged with the safe and efficient operation and management of a freight, passenger, or various other types of train, and is also the direct supervisor of the trains Train Crew (brakeman, flagman, ticket collector, assistant conductor, on board service personnel). ... On the United Kingdoms public transport systems, a penalty fare is a special fare charged at a higher than normal price because the purchaser did not comply with the normal ticket purchasing rules. ... Northumberland Park Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro Yellow Line, in North Tyneside near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The A19 is a major road in England, running parallel to and east of the A1 road. ... Simonside Metro station is the name of a Tyne and Wear Metro station currently under construction. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Rolling stock

The design of the Metrocars was partly derived from that of the German Stadtbahnwagen B, although the Metrocars were built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham (now part of Alstom). Prior to opening, the Metro's two prototypes (numbered 4001 and 4002; they are still in service) underwent several years of testing at the Metro's own test track on North Tyneside, opened in 1975. The track was also used to test cars for the Hong Kong MTR, also built by Metro-Cammell. However, to accommodate the larger size of the Hong Kong cars, a short above ground test tunnel had to be demolished. The test track was built on the route of an old mineral wagonway, and it is now home to the Stephenson Railway Museum. Metro-Cammell logo The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon (MCCW) was a Birmingham, England based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, based in the suburb of Washwood Heath. ... This article is about the British city. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... // Wagonways are the horses, equipment, and tracks used for hauling wagons which preceded steam powered railways. ... The Stephenson Railway Museum [SRM] was opened in 1986 to house the railway collections of Tyne & Wear Museums. ...


The Metro uses the line voltage of 1500 V DC, which was previously used on the Woodhead Line but is now unique in Britain. Metro has a rated top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), which it attains on the rural stretches of the line. The vehicles have a minimum turning radius of 50 metres (55 yds), although there are no curves this tight on the system, except for the non-passenger service chord between Manors and West Jesmond.[citation needed] The Woodhead Line was a railway line linking Sheffield, Penistone and Manchester in the north of England. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


During the early years of Metro, cars were operated in single and double sets. As single set cars became overcrowded Nexus (operator of the system) resumed to using two cars as standard.[12] Single sets are used today, but only to operate the new Sunday service. Single cars became common during construction of the Sunderland extension when some units were taken for testing of the new track.

Metro car external details (Third-angle projection)
Metro car internal details (Third-angle projection)

Route

The Metro system currently consists of two lines:

Originally there was also a Red line that ran between Pelaw and Benton, and a Blue line that ran between St James and North Shields. Additional trains ran on these lines during peak hours to increase the service frequency at the busier stations; they also made sense in the context of the extensions that were mooted at the time the Metro was opened. Many of these additional services still operate today, but are now considered Yellow line services. This article is about the airport in England, for other airports with this name, see Newcastle Airport (disambiguation). ... South Hylton is a village in Sunderland on the banks of the River Wear. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about Gateshead, England. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... South Hylton is a village in Sunderland on the banks of the River Wear. ... St James Park is an all-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is the home of Newcastle United Football Club. ... , South Shields is a coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the south bank of the mouth of the River Tyne, with a population of about 90,000. ... , North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. ... Tynemouth beach This article concerns itself with the village. ... , Whitley Bay is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. ... , Jarrow (Pronounced or ) is a town on the River Tyne, England with a population around 27,000 (2001 Census). ... , South Shields is a coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the south bank of the mouth of the River Tyne, with a population of about 90,000. ... Pelaw Metro station is the southern diverging point of the Tyne and Wear Metro Green and Yellow lines, with the former continuing to South Shields and the latter over tracks shared with mainline trains to Sunderland and then onwards to South Hylton. ... Benton is a district approximately four miles to the north east of Newcastle upon Tyne. ... , North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. ... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ...

Geographically accurate map of the Tyne and Wear Metro system.
See also: List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

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Distances

The blue plate on the electrification mast shows Howdon to be at kilometre point BP 19.732.

Distances on the system are measured relative to a datum point at South Gosforth. The system is metric, with distances reported in km to the nearest m. Lines are designated as OUT and IN. The IN line is the line from St. James to South Shields via the inside of the loop (yellow line). The OUT line is the line from South Shields to St. James via the outside of the loop. By extension the IN line is also the line from Airport to South Gosforth, and onwards from Pelaw to Sunderland and South Hylton. Distance plates are mounted on all overhead line structures and these are used for references. Different distances are normally quoted for stations, depending upon whether the direction of travel is IN or OUT. Distances increase from the datum in all directions.[15] South Gosforth Metro station is located in a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. ... St James Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, in the west end of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... South Shields Metro station is the main Tyne and Wear Metro station for South Shields, England. ... Pelaw Metro station is the southern diverging point of the Tyne and Wear Metro Green and Yellow lines, with the former continuing to South Shields and the latter over tracks shared with mainline trains to Sunderland and then onwards to South Hylton. ... Looking north along the platforms at Sunderland station Sunderland station is a mainline and Tyne and Wear Metro station in Sunderland, north-east England. ... South Hylton Metro station serves the village of South Hylton on the banks of the River Wear. ... The overhead lines of a Swiss Federal Railways track. ...


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Notable features

Wallsend station is probably the only station in Britain with signs in Latin.
  • The Tyne and Wear Metro was the first railway in the UK to operate using the metric system; all its speeds and distances are measured in metric units only.
  • Smoking has been forbidden on the entire system since service began; this was one of the first comprehensive smoking bans.[17]
  • A large-scale public artwork by Nayan Kulkarni, Nocturne, consisting of a moving kaleidoscope of light travelling along the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (which carries the Metro between Newcastle and Gateshead) was inaugurated in April 2007.
  • Wallsend station is probably the only public facility in Britain in which the signage is in Latin. Artist Michael Pinsky was commissioned to create the bilingual signs, along with a map of Hadrian's Wall in the style of the Metro map, to commemorate the area's Roman heritage and its location near the Segedunum Roman fort at the end of the wall. The project was part of Newcastle and Gateshead's unsuccessful joint bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008.[18]
  • Before tunnelling could begin, several disused mineshafts in Newcastle and Gateshead, some of them hundreds of years old, had to be completely filled in.
  • Although the Metro opened in 1980, most of its route was previously part of one of the world's first electric suburban railways, which began service in 1904.
  • The very oldest part of the Metro alignment has been in use for over 170 years — the section between the end of the tunnel approaching Tyne Dock and Chichester, which was part of the Stanhope & Tyne Railway, opened in 1834.
  • The Metro is the first underground train network in the UK to install repeaters allowing customers to use their mobile phone in tunnels, an achievement that is being closely watched by the London Underground.
  • The Metro pioneered the playing of classical music in some of its stations, which had a positive effect on reducing vandalism on the premises. In 2005 the London Underground began to follow the Metro's example.[19]
Fare dodgers are exposed
  • For many years, the Metro was the only rapid-transit system in the world with a "pretzel" configuration in which a line crosses over itself and trains pass through the same station twice at different platforms, as yellow line trains do at Monument Station. It was joined by the Vancouver SkyTrain in Canada and the RandstadRail tram system in the Netherlands in 2006. Toronto had previously experimented with a pretzel configuration in 1966.[20]
  • The Metro network employs a variant of the Karlsruhe model between Pelaw and Sunderland, which means it shares tracks with heavy rail freight and passenger services, so-called because of its initial use in the city of Karlsruhe where the cities trams operate on conventional railways lines.[21] Freight trains already used the Metro infrastructure from Bank Foot to Benton stations for the first decade of operations.
  • Metro is one of the few systems where the names of people convicted to fines for not paying their fare (fare dodgers or losers as they were referred to as on the original signs) are shown on posters entitled "Names and Shames" in the stations in a kind of shameful exposure somewhat comparable to the stocks.

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Opening dates

Year From To Via
11 August 1980 Tynemouth Haymarket Whitley Bay, South Gosforth
10 May 1981 South Gosforth Bank Foot Fawdon
15 November 1981 Haymarket Heworth Monument
14 November 1982 St. James Tynemouth Monument, Wallsend and North Shields
24 March 1984 Heworth South Shields Pelaw, Jarrow
15 September 1985 Kingston Park
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16 September 1985 Pelaw
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19 March 1986 Palmersville
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17 November 1991 Bank Foot Newcastle Airport
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31 March 2002 Pelaw South Hylton Sunderland
11 December 2005 Newcastle Airport South Hylton and St. James to South Shields[22]
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11 December 2005 Northumberland Park
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17 March 2008 Simonside
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Current issues

Timetable constraints

Since the opening of the Sunderland extension, Nexus found that the standard of service across the Metro network fell. This was mainly due to Network Rail stipulations requiring Metro services to be timetabled at least three minutes apart from the mainline trains at Pelaw and Sunderland. The stipulations mean that it is difficult for Metro services to run to a regular timetable. Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ...


As a result of the above, Nexus decided to reduce the number of mainline services between Sunderland and Newcastle from 36 per day to 22, this was effective from 11 December 2005. This allows Metro trains to run at evenly spaced 12-minute intervals throughout the day between Sunderland and Newcastle. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Poor patronage on Sunderland extension

The patronage on the section of the route between Park Lane and South Hylton has failed to meet targets. In 2004–2005 fewer than half the passengers predicted to use the service between these two points did so. In addition, passenger numbers have fallen on this section since 2003–2004. This has led Nexus to introduce a 50% reduction in services between Park Lane and South Hylton, again effective from December 2005. One possible reason for the lack of patronage is that there are only four stations on this section of route, therefore the vast majority of people living in Sunderland would have to first take a bus, then a Metro or mainline Train. The line also runs along the south bank of the River Wear, further limiting its catchment area. Park Lane's westbound platform is now used only for through trains to South Hylton. Those trains which terminate at Park Lane cross over onto the northbound platform for passengers to alight. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... The River Wear (pronounced Wee-er) is a river in the North East of England. ...


Corporate identity and livery

From the beginning, the Metro system employed a distinctive design and corporate identity, in part to distinguish itself from the decrepit rail system it replaced, but also to match the livery of the bus system then in use. The Calvert typeface, used for signage and in printed materials, was designed specifically for the Metro by Margaret Calvert. The corporate identity was revised in 1998, de-emphasising the Calvert font, and adding the word Metro to its M logo. All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... It has been suggested that Corporate Visual Identity Management be merged into this article or section. ... “Font” redirects here. ... Margaret Calvert (b. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ...


The Metro fleet was initially painted in a two-tone livery of cadmium yellow and white that matched the Metro station design of the time, as well as the livery of the Tyne and Wear bus fleet until 1986. In the mid-1990s a new colour scheme was introduced, with Metrocars painted solid red, green, or blue, with a yellow wedge at each end and yellow triangles on the doors. This scheme was modified slightly in 2005, in part to comply with safety regulations (the doors are now solid yellow to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act). In addition, many Metrocars have carried full-body advertising. The initial prototype (no. 4001) has been repainted in its initial yellow-and-beige livery (see image above) Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Go North East, the founding company and part of the Go-Ahead Group, operates bus services in Tyne and Wear and County Durham in England. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the colour. ...


The future

Yellow, Green - existing Metro lines run by Nexus. Black - Tyne passenger ferry run by Nexus. Dark grey - proposed extensions on existing rail lines. Light grey - proposed extensions requiring new track.

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Haymarket Station renovation

Further plans call for Haymarket station in Newcastle city centre to be renovated as part of an overall improvement of the site; it will include leisure and retail facilities. Renovation started in 2008.[23]


Further coverage by the Metro

In 2002 Nexus unveiled an expansion plan that would extend the Metro system by adding new sections using street running, this changing the Metro into a high-end tram system. Nexus argued that this would provide a cost-effective way to introduce rail service to parts of Tyne and Wear the current Metro services did not reach. The plan listed a number of routes, not all of which were to be built as rail lines; transitional bus services were envisioned that could be replaced by trams as demand increased. However, the original Project Orpheus has been abandoned, possibly because of the government's present "value-for-money" policies for public transport. This increased scrutiny has affected expansion plans for other light-rail systems such as Manchester Metrolink, where an expansion scheme was halted even after construction had begun. Critics have said that Government policies now overtly favour bus schemes. A Metro link to Washington failed to gain Government backing, despite the existence of substantial railway rights of way to both Pelaw and Sunderland; preliminary support was offered only to a guided bus scheme. This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Look up nexus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mass transit redirects here. ... A Metrolink tram in Manchester city centre. ... Washington Old Hall Washington is a town in North East England, within the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough. ... Adelaide O-Bahn The guide wheel of a guided bus in Mannheim, Germany A Fastway bus in the guided bus lane on Southgate Avenue, Crawley Guided buses are buses steered for part or all of their route by external means, usually on a dedicated track. ...


Doubling of single-track section

Another project, to remove the last section of single track in the Metro system, between Pelaw and Bede, would cost around £12 million, and would allow freight trains to use the Metro infrastructure. Again, the Government has expressed doubts as to whether it considers this would be cost-effective. This however is included in a revised Project Orpheus. Along with the improvements to the current system, a Tyne and Wear Metro improvement and regeneration project is currently proposed with plans outlined in the Adobe external links document. As of 2005, there has been discussion of a public-private partnership to raise the funds necessary to modernise the Metro system. The symbol £ represents the pound currency which Britain uses. ... An electric container freight train Freight wagons filled with limestone await unloading, at sidings in Rugby, England An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... Public-private partnership (PPP) is a system in which a government service or private business venture is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. ...


Suggested extensions

Currently Considered suggestions:

  • Tyne Dock to East Boldon along one of two dismantled railway alignments could easily be added, as only a short distance lies between two Metro lines. This provides a service from South Shields direct to Sunderland City Centre via the Whiteleas area of South Shields. Suggested by the South Tyneside Local Development Framework and reported by local newspaper the Shields Gazette in January 2008.

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  • Washington, either via the disused Leamside Line or a new route. Present planning may lead to the Leamside Line being opened as a conventional passenger rail line instead. The government favours guided-bus service to Washington.
  • Blyth & Ashington, running on existing little-used freight lines. Northumberland Park station is being built to provide a link to a potential new rail service to these communities; if opened, it will not be a part of the Metro system.
  • Killingworth and Cramlington have been planned since Metro was on the drawing board, but would require widening of the busy East Coast main line to four tracks, which would be expensive, or a new alignment involving street running.
  • The West End of Newcastle would require entirely new track involving tunneling and bridging in rough terrain; this would be very costly and is perhaps least likely to receive funding, though would probably have the highest potential ridership.
  • Ryhope, in southern Sunderland, has been mooted as an extension using existing railway lines. This route is under criticism at present due to the further reduction in Northern Rail services that would likely have to follow.

Seaham - a proposal was drawn up by Tyne and Wear Passenger Authority to extend Metro southbound to Seaham. The suggested connection to Seaham would run on a section of the existing Durham coast line, south of Sunderland. Washington Old Hall Washington is a town in North East England, within the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough. ... The Leamside Line is a railway line in the North East of England, branching off from the main East Coast Main Line (ECML) at Tursdale Junction in County Durham, and continuing north through Sunderland, Washington and Wardley, finally joining the Newcastle to Sunderland line at Pelaw Junction. ... Blyth is a town in the district of Blyth Valley, Northumberland, England. ... Statistics Population: 28,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ2787 Administration District: Wansbeck Shire county: Northumberland Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Northumberland Historic county: Northumberland Services Police force: Northumbria Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North East Post office and telephone Post... , Killingworth, formerly Killingworth Township, is a town north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in North Tyneside, United Kingdom. ... , The town of Cramlington in the county of Northumberland is situated nine miles north of the provincial city of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England. ... Ryhope is a coastal village within the southern boundary of the City of Sunderland. ...


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References

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  2. ^ Who is Nexus?. Nexus. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
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  6. ^ Light Rail and Main Line rail combined Retrieved on 20 February 2007
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  10. ^ Cost of Northumberland Park Metro station Retrieved on 20 February 2007
  11. ^ Mine shaft collapse halts Metro Retrieved on 18 October 2007
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A train approaching a London Underground station This is a list of rapid transit systems around the world. ... The following is a list of Tyne and Wear Metro stations. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... railroads redirects here. ... Photomontage of proposed metro tunneling on O Connell Street (looking north). ... The following is a list of cities that have tram / light-rail systems as part of their public transport system. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ... The Sheffield Supertram is a tram network in Sheffield, England, operated by Stagecoach Group under contract to the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. ... Nottingham Express Transit (or in short NET) is a light-rail tramway in the Nottingham area in England. ... Midland Metro tram 05 approaching West Bromwich tram stop The Midland Metro is a light-rail or tram system in the West Midlands of England. ... A Metrolink tram in Manchester city centre. ... Brush Railcoach No 623 in Mystique livery Illuminated tram No 633, rebuilt in the shape of a Trawler Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England and is the only surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom (UK). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... London trams operated from the mid 19th century until 1952, re-appearing in 2000. ... The Cross River Tram, or Cross River Transit, is a proposed tram system in London to connect Camden Town to Kings Cross, Peckham and Brixton. ... Although there currently is no tram network in Edinburgh, like many other cities in the UK, Edinburgh had a tram network in the first half of the 20th century, running as far as Leith and Musselburgh. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Merseytram was a proposed tramway for Liverpool and surrounding districts of Merseyside, England. ... The Penistone Line is the name given to one of the rail services, operated by Northern Rail, in the West Yorkshire Metro/ South Yorkshire PTE area of northern England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Leeds Supertram is the proposed light rail/tram system in Leeds and West Yorkshire. ... London Transport Portal The West London Tram was a proposed on-street light rail line running along the Uxbridge Road corridor in West London, England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... The National Tramway Museum at Crich, Derbyshire, England, is home to many trams, most of which ran through the streets of cities throughout the United Kingdom and some of which are from other countries. ... Seaton Tramway The Seaton Tramway is a 838 mm (2 ft 9 in) narrow gauge tram line which operates over a former axed British Rail (BR) branch line in Seaton, Devon. ...

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Tyne and Wear Metro - Trains (3072 words)
The Tyne and Wear Metro was the first railway in the UK to operate using the metric system; all its speeds and distances are measured in metric units only.
Metro is one of the few systems where the names of people convicted to fines for not paying their fare (fare dodgers or losers as they were referred to as on the original signs) are shown on posters in the stations in a kind of shameful exposure somewhat comparable to the stocks.
The Metro fleet was initially painted in a two-tone livery of cadmium yellow and white that matched the Metro station design of the time, as well as the livery of the Tyne and Wear bus fleet until 1986.
Tyne and Wear Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2660 words)
The Tyne and Wear Metro was the first railway in the UK to operate using the metric system; all its speeds and distances are measured in metric units only.
Metro employs the Karlsruhe model between Pelaw and Sunderland, which means it shares tracks with heavy rail services, so-called because of its initial use in the city of Karlsruhe where the city's trams also operate on conventional railways lines.
The Metro fleet was initially painted in a two-tone livery of cadmium yellow and white that matched the Metro station design of the time, as well as the livery of the Tyne and Wear bus fleet until 1986.
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