Oldest commuter railway in the world

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    "....The Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields can claim to be the oldest dedicated commuter railway anywhere in the world. It was first opened to trains in June 1839 – 172 years ago – by the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company, creating a route from the growing coastal towns into the city centre. Embankments on the line through Wallsend date all the way back to this era, when the ‘father of the railways’ Robert Stephenson was still alive – as do the stone piers of Howdon Viaduct....."
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    Link: https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/oldest-commuter-railway-world
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 9 months ago
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