Early days of the Tyne & Wear Metro

willgreen

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Some stuff. Early publicity brochures, first timetables etc plus brochures on proposed extensions.
Bit late, but any chance of uploading the interiors of the extension brochures? Would be interesting to see how they planned to get to Killingworth!
 
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The first lines opened, Haymarket - Tynemouth and Haymarket - Bankfoot had a few stations less than today. there was no stations at Kingston Park, Palmersville or Northumberland Park. Something like a 4 or 5 minute dash from Benton to Shiremoor alongside the British Rail freights heading to/from the Blyth & Tyne.
The line from Heworth to South Shields also never had a station at Pelaw when it opened.

Also remember the Rowntrees freights running through from Fawdon via Four Lane Ends heading to the Benton curve. Great to see 31's at Four Lane Ends..
There is an original map showing this in the link below. Also Gateshead Stadium was going to be originally called Old Fold.
 

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