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The Tyne and Wear Metro, referred to locally as simply the Metro, is a rapid transit and light rail system in North East England, serving Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region. It has been described as the first modern light rail system in the United Kingdom.
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  • Predecessor 

  • Planning and construction 

  • Opening 

  • Integration 

  • Extension to Newcastle Airport 

  • Extension to Wearside 

  • Project Orpheus 

  • Phase 1 

  • Phase 2 

  • Phase 3 

  • Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre 

  • Metro Flow 

  • Service and frequency 

  • Control Centre 

  • Depots 

  • Current fleet 

  • Future fleet 

  • Ancillary vehicles 

  • Ownership 

  • Stations 

  • Bicycles 

  • Tunnels 

  • Distances 

  • Electrification 

  • Ridership 

  • Branding and identity 

  • Extension to Washington IAMP