The Queen officially opens the Metro 1981

27 February 2009

A Tyne Tees news report of the day the Queen officially opened the Tyne and Wear Metro, on 6 November 1981, has been posted on video-sharing website You Tube.

You can see it by clicking on the below link:

Please note this link takes you away from the Nexus website.

Metro actually began running between Haymarket and North Shields in August 1980. The Queen visited a year later as service south of the Tyne started.

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