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Old 08-21-2017, 01:59 PM   #5
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In the 1980's Newcastle developed its light railway system based on the suburban lines already in place. It was decided to run a line underground so that main centres in the city could be served. This meant that a deviation line had to be constructed under Gateshead, the area on the left of the picture, and also under Newcastle, the area to the right of the river. The bridge that you ask about carries this line over the river. So it comes out of a tunnel onto the bridge and then back into a tunnel on the other side of the river. As you can sit at the front of the train it is quite exciting to see the bridge appear and then go back into the tunnel.
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