NZ2568 : Tyne & Wear Metro at South Gosforth

taken 36 years ago, near to Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Tyne & Wear Metro at South Gosforth
Tyne & Wear Metro at South Gosforth
The Tyne & Wear Metro opened in 1980. Light rail vehicles replaced trains on suburban lines into Newcastle from north and south of the Tyne. The system was integrated with the local bus network, with bus routes redesigned to carry people to Metro interchanges rather than direct into the centre of Newcastle. A single ticket allowed passengers to interchange between bus and Metro.

The Metro was designed to be fully wheelchair-accessible right from the start, well before any other UK transport systems.

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NZ2568, 54 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 February, 1985   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Gosforth 
County (from Tags)
Tyne & Wear 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2517 6808 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.3991N 1:36.4802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2515 6802
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Light Rail  Light Rail Vehicle  Metro 

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