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Newcastle

aka Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


Date of opening7 Aug 1980
Network length76.5 km (47.55 mi)
Stations61 (50*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line30.50
Avg. station distance1,297 m (0.81 mi)
Avg. line length38.25 km (23.77 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
System typeMetro, known as Tyne & Wear Metro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)104,000 (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)1,360 (845)
Fare collection
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 1500 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 nexus.org.uk


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Newcastle

The Tyne and Wear Metro has a very consistently designed guiding system and many works of art in the stations [nexus.org.uk], [newcastle.gov.uk].

Photo [rwa.org.uk]: Interactive sculpture 'Pulse' of the year 2000 by Andrew Stonyer in the atrium of Four Lane Ends station: approaching trains cause the neon light to pulse.




Reaching the Beaches

North Sea: Tyne&Wear metro to Cullercoats, South Shields, Tynemouth or Whitley Bay.




Lines with a View

There are good views of the bridges over the Tyne on the metro bridge that crosses the river between the undergound portions in central Newcastle and Gateshead.

Photo by metrobits.org




Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
Calvert Margaret Calvert1980linotype.com, identifont.comdesignmuseum.org, wikipedia.org




Circle Lines

Pan-shaped loop - Yellow Line - 26 stations - opened 1980 - completed 1982.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Buzzing (like an electronic alarm clock), then a female pre-recorded voice: "Doors closing".



Green Line train departing from Airport station.

Duration: 0:22 

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Photos

  Newcastle photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

tyneandwearmetro.co.uk Official website




Generic Links for Newcastle Tyne & Wear Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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