Showing posts with label Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tyne & Wear Metro


Tyne & Wear Metro.

Work started on the Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980.
Some exisiting railway lines were updated to use the new trains and 9 new stations were built underground. A new bridge, the Queen Elizabeth the Second Bridge was built across the Tyne.   36 million passengers use the system every year and it is the second biggest metro system in the UK after the London underground.
The system now has 60 stations and covers 48.2 miles (77.5 km).
Wallsend station has signs in both English and Latin to acknowledge the towns' Roman heritage.
 Tynemouth is the most ornate station on the system.   
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge


Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Metro Bridge.

This bridge was specifically built to carry the Metro light rail system which serves Tyne and Wear. It was designed by WA Fairhurst and Partners and constructed by Cementation Construction Co & Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company.
The bridge was opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 on the 6th of November 1978.
The bridge is 1,157 (352.7m) ft in length and 82ft (25m) above the river Tyne.
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