This photograph is a view from the North Bound Step Plate Junction looking north, viewed from the Crossover Tunnel. December 1978.
This image is taken from a series documenting the excavation and construction of the north and southbound running tunnels between Jesmond, Haymarket, Monument and Central stations, and the platforms and lower concourses at Monument and Haymarket stations.
The images are taken from the Mott, Hay and Anderson collection, consulting civil engineers responsible from the Tyneside Metro light rail system and the Tyne Pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular tunnels.
The photographers were Turners (Photography) Ltd of 7-15 Pink Lane, Newcastle.
This image inspired ‘Interchange’, an experimental film and album of music by Warm Digits. More information can be found here www.twmuseums.org.uk/halfmemory/warm-digits-
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Excellent view, thanks for sharing photos & info/link
In Memoriam: plcd1
I once got stuck down there for hours when I managed a right on a test train but there was a problem with the points. My parents weren't happy when I got in for tea hours late. I was just babbling on about having been down the Metro tunnels on a train.