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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKhW7aJyGnA&feature=related
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.