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DESCRIPTION
Newcastle light metro network (Tyne and Wear Metro) was developed partly recovering dismantled or under utilized local railway tracks. Even if this system 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 is constituted by 2 lines: Green Line and Yellow Line.
The initial section of Green Line (Haymarket-South Gosforth) opened in 1980 and it was extended in 1981 (South Gosforth-Bank Foot and Haymarket-Heworth), 1984 (Heworth-Pelaw), 1991 (Bank Foot-Airport) and 2002 (Pelaw-South Hylton).
The initial section of Yellow Line opened in 1980 (Haymarket-Monkseaton-Tynemouth) and it was extended in 1981 (Haymarket-Heworth), 1982 (St. James-Manors-Tynemouth) and 1984 (Heworth-South Shields).
Green Line and Yellow Line share a common section from South Gosforth to Pelaw.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
11-08-1980Haymarket-South GosforthTyne and Wear Metro/Green Line
10-05-1981South Gosforth-Bank FootTyne and Wear Metro/Green Line
15-11-1981Haymarket-HeworthTyne and Wear Metro/Green line
17-11-1991Bank Foot-AirportTyne and Wear Metro/Green line
25-03-1984Heworth-PelawTyne and Wear Metro/Green line
31-03-2002Pelaw-South HyltonTyne and Wear Metro/Green line
11-08-1980Haymarket-Monkseaton-TynemouthTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
15-11-1981Haymarket-HeworthTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
14-11-1982St. James-Manors-TynemouthTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
25-03-1984Heworth-South ShieldsTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
11-12-2005Northumberland Park stopTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
17-03-2008Simonside stopTyne and Wear Metro/Yellow Line
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
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Single line stops
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Single line avg. distance (km)
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Total track length (km)
77.5
Total network stops
60
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.3
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
1500 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
METRO-CAMMELL
Model
British Rail Class 994
Operator
NEXUS,ARRIVA UK TRAINS
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