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August 2020 marked the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the first section of the Tyne & Wear Metro between Haymarket and Tynemouth.
It is an exciting time for the system, with a new fleet of trains about to be ordered, and extensions to the network being proposed. This book explores the decline of the BR suburban lines that were replaced, the phased opening of the new system from 1980, and subsequent extensions.
It also looks at those being considered in the future.
The successful integration of the Metro with bus and ferry services is considered, alongside the inclusivity of the railway's design, which allows disabled people unprecedented access to public transport.
It also illustrates Metro's unique combination of brand-new tunnels, spectacular viaducts and underground stations, taking in the magnificent Victorian infrastructure of the former North Eastern Railway and Blyth & Tyne Railway.
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