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Before 1980
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(United Kingdom )NEWCASTLE

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Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

Haymarket

South Hylton

Gateshead Interchange

Northumberland Park

St Peter's
Newcastle
Newcastle developed in the early years '80s a LRT network (Tyne and Wear Metro), partly recovering dismissed or under utilized local railways tracks. Even if this systems has some underground sections through the main urbanized areas, the track is mostly ground level in segregated lanes (with level crossing protection at the crossroads). Tyne and Wear Metro original line has been extended in the years: among the new segments, the Airport branch (1991) and the Sunderland extension (2002) must be mentioned.
A long term program (till 2018, in 3 phases) has been set up in order to invest a total amount of 600 millions Pounds in the modernization of infrastructures and plants, new stops and modern rolling stock.
Tyneandwearmetro (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
11-08-1980Haymarket-Monkseaton-Tynemouth
10-05-1981South Gosforth-Bank Foot
15-11-1981Haymarket-Heworth
14-11-1982St. James-Manors-Tynemouth
25-03-1984Heworth-South Shields
17-11-1991Bank Foot-Airport
31-03-2002Pelaw-South Hylton
11-12-2005Northumberland Park stop
17-03-2008Simonside stop

CountryUnited Kingdom
LineTyne&Wear Metro
InhabitantsCity 260.000, District 1.074.000
Date opening1980 Future development:--
Length (km)74
Track sectionsmostly ground level (19 km on elder or under utilized railway tracks), 6,1 km underground
Stops60, average distance m 1200
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristicsheight cm 90
n. of vehicles90
n. of cars per vehicle1/2
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 27.6, width 2.65 (1 car)
Vehicle capacity (pax)200 (84 seated)
Frequency 2.5/7.5 min
Current/Voltage1500 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gaugestandard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 80
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.0/1.3
System capacity--
Ridership40 millions pax/year
Total cost6 M £/km
Staff600
System builderALSTOM
Model--
NOTEformer Metro Camel system (now Alstom)
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011