Metro Prototype

My Metro

Two prototype Metrocar trains were delivered to a test track in North Tyneside in 1975 for stringent trials and crew training. Thousands of local schoolchildren were taken to ride on the transport of the future.  The route is still in use by the Stephenson Railway Museum, while prototype Metrocars 4001 and 4002 remain in service 45 years’ on.

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Cllr Gladys Hobson Interview
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Jack Graham MBE
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Baby on Board!
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Professor Tony Ridley - Building the Metro
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Celebrating Margaret Calvert
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Constructing QEII Bridge
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