Fawdon Metro station, Tyne and Wear Metro

  • Description

    "When the Tyne and Wear Metro was opened in 1980, it was in itself an innovative scheme - the first modern light rail in Britain. But it was also planned to be just a part of a completely integrated public transport system for the whole of Tyne and Wear, which would provide through ticketing and seamless travel all over the County. However, the Thatcher government's doctrinaire insistence on privatisation completely scuppered this aspect of the Metro, and buses began to compete with Metro for cross-river traffic instead of providing the necessary co-ordinating services at interchange points. Nevertheless, the Metro has remained very popular, and traffic has again been increasing in recent years." Photo by Dr Neil Clifton, 1981.
  • Owner

    Dr Neil Clifton
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/610970
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years ago
    Viewed: 589 times
    Picture Taken: 1981-07-15
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