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Tyne and Wear Metro : facts and figures

Some Tyne and Wear Metro facts and figures:

Route length (miles)47
Number of stops60
First section opened1980
Extended since opening of initial networkyes
Most recent section opened2002
Further extensions plannedno
Street runningno
Tunnel sectionsyes
Elevated sectionsno
Former railway alignmentsyes
Replaced 'heavy rail' serviceyes
Track gaugestandard
Electricity supply1500v DC: overhead catenary
Current collectionpantograph
Number of vehicles90
Oldest vehicle1975 (prototypes)
Newest vehicle1982
Passengers (April 2006-March 2007)-millions37.9
Passenger miles (April 2006-March 2007)-millions183

Standard gauge = 4′ 8½″ (1435mm)
Passenger figures source: Department for Transport, 2007.

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