A local author has written a new book celebrating 40 years of the Tyne and Wear Metro, after being inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project.
Colin Alexander, a published writer from North Tyneside, was motivated by the memory of his dad, Jack Alexander, a rolling stock engineer that played a key role in getting the Metro trains into service in August 1980.
Colin spent 15 months writing and researching the book, which delves into the history of Metro over its 40 years of operations. He draws on the testimony of many former staff who there when the network first opened.
Titled The Tyne and Wear Metro, it chronicles the development of the system from concept through to construction, opening, extension, and where it stands today, with a look ahead where it will be in the years to come.
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