Tyne and Weir Metro Train Services
Serving the urban areas around Newcastle in Northumberland and Gateshead & Sunderland in County Durham. Most pictures taken on Jan 11th 2014, a lovely bright day for Metro train ride to the coast!
Train operator website http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro
The four carriage trains of the Tyne and Weir Metro system consist of 2 x 2-car sections built by Metro-Cammell, Birmingham. They have a top speed of 80 km/h (~50 mph). Their wheel arrangement is B-2-B and the 1500 V DC power supply is accessed by an overhead pantograph system. The Tyne & Weir Metro is owned by Nexus (the Tyne & Weir PTE) and operated by DB Regio. The depot and workshops are at South Gosforth.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Map of all the stations and Metro train services
A Tyne & Weir Metro train passing over the Queen Elizabeth II bridge from Gatehead Metro station to Newcastle Central Metro station.
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Tyne and Weir Metro train service: A Metro train from the Airport entering Collerton Parkway station.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro 2-car set 4035 heading a Metro train at Collerton Parkway station. Set 4035 carries the standard blue and yellow livery, whereas the rear 2-car carriage set are painted in the red and yellow livery.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro two car set 4028 climbing up into Collerton Parkway station with a Metro train for Newcastle Airport. Again the two-section carriage sets are in yellow and red livery and yellow and blue livery.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro 2-car set 4090 (grey and yellow livery of the New Tyne and Weir Metro trains) at the head of train climbing up into Collerton Parkway station with an Airport train.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro two-section unit 4031 at Collerton Parkway. The 2-car Metro-Cammell sets carry a black and yellow livery of the New Tyne and Weir Metro trains.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro 2-section unit Metro-Cammell 4061 at the head of the service train to St James at South Gosforth station.
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Tyne and Weir Metro train service: The fine ironwork on the platforms of Monkseaton station
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Tyne and Weir Metro train service: The fine ironwork of Tynemouth Station, and plenty of space for the Winter fair
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Lots of interesting places to get to on the Metro
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro-Cammell 2-section unit 4014 at Tynemouth station
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro train at Tynemouth Station
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Monument Metro station beneath the centre of Newcastle.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Mural at Newcastle Central Metro station
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Central Metro station beneath the East Coast mainline station. (2-car set 4013 on the right)
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: There are a great series of murals on the walls of Newcastle Central Metro station, from ship building to Bessie's house!
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Another mural, windmills and lighthouses.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Industry, the sea and agriculture depicted on another mural.
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Heworth Metro station where you can change to/from local Northern Rail services. Carriage 2-car set 4083 in the middle?
Tyne and Weir Metro train service: Metro-Cammell two-car set 4007 at the head of a South Hylton - Airport train in Sunderland station (the driver looking somewhat bemused at my taking the photograph!
train connections services to ? between
Tyne & Wear Metro Stations Route 1 (linear - northwards - green on map): South Hylton, Pallion, Millfield, University, Park Lane, Sunderland, St Peter's, Stadium of Light, Seaburn, East Boldon, Brockley Whins, Fellgate, Pelaw, Heworth, Felling, Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead, Central Station, Monument, Haymarket, Jesmond, West Jesmond, Ilford Road, South Gosforth, Regent Centre, Wansbeck Road, Fawdon, Kingston Park, Bank Foot, Callerton Parkway, Airport
Tyne & Wear Metro Stations Route 1 Route 2 (linear - eastwards - yellow on map): St James, Monument, Central station, Gateshead, Gateshead Stadium, Felling, Heworth, Pelaw, Hebburn, Jarrow, Bede, Simonside, Tyne Dock, Chichester, South Shields
Tyne & Wear Metro Stations Route 1 Route 3 (circular - yellow on map, anti-clockwise starting at Monument): Monument, Manors, Byker, Chillingham Road, Walkergate, Wallsend, Hadrian Road, Howden, Percy Main, Meadow Well, North Shields, Tynemouth, Cullercoates, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton, West Monkseaton, Shiremoor, Northumberland park, Palmersville, Benton, Four lane Ends, Longbenton, South Gosforth, Ilford Road, West Jesmond, Jesmond, Haymarket, Monument
Tyne & Wear Metro: The blue Queen Elizabeth II bridge over the River Tyne carries the Metro line from Gateshead into central Newcastle.
Tyne & Wear Metro: Blue Metro line bridge, photo taken from a local commuter train passing over the High Level Bridge
Tyne & Wear Metro: The Queen Elizabeth bridge carrying a Metro train over the River Tyne from Gateshead Metro station to Newcastle Central Metro station.
Tyne & Wear Metro: Telephoto shot of the blue bridge from Newcastle Station.
NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD area picture index: webpage & (section) 1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne-Gateshead area (1) River Tyne and Bridges * Newcastle-Gateshead area (2) Sage Theatre & Concert Hall & Baltic Arts Centre Gateshead * Newcastle area (3) Some buildings in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne * Newcastle area(4) Some 'artwork' and the Laing Art Gallery * Newcastle area (5) The Angel of the North * Newcastle area (6) The Black gate and Castle Keep * Newcastle area (7) The Cathedral * Newcastle (8) Hancock Museum of the North * Newcastle (9) Bessie Surtees House * Newcastle-Gateshead (10) More Churches, Medieval Walls, Gateshead Tourist Information Centre * Newcastle (11) The Discovery Museum - History of Tyneside * Newcastle (12) St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and All Saints Church * Newcastle (13) The Central Arcade and Holy Jesus Hospital SEE ALSO NE Jarrow (1) Bede's World * 31b Jarrow (2) St Peter's Church, Monastery * Tynemouth (1) Town and Castle * Tynemouth (2) The Priory
SUNDERLAND INDEX: Sunderland (1) River Wear Bridges, Monkwearmouth Station & Museum * Sunderland (2) St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth * Sunderland (3) National Glass Centre, River Wear & Harbour Views * Sunderland (4) St Andrew's Church, Roker
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