We are compiling a small virtual archive of materials from - and about - the creation and history of the PTEs. If you have any materials you would like to submit for the archive please contact us.
Transport for West Midlands (formerly Centro)
- We currently have no archive material relating to Centro. Please contact us if you have any materials you would like to submit for the Centro archive.
- Read about the story of Merseytravel in 'Merseytravel - Early beginnings of the Corporation'.
- Visit the Merseyside Transport Trust website to find out more about Merseyside's bus heritage. You can also follow @TheMTTrust on twitter.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (formerly Metro)
- Read Ten Years of Achievement - A personal history by Colin Speakman - published in 1985 to celebrate the first ten years of the PTE.
- Read Metro's Annual Review for 1998/99 commemorating 25 years of Metro - this review document includes a look back at achievements and developments over the period and includes archive pictures of transport in West Yorkshire.
- Visit the Dewsbury Museum to find out more about West Yorkshire's bus heritage.
- Visit 'The Story of Metro' website which tells the story of the world's oldest suburban railway using a unique collection of film, photographs and drawings. The website was developed in 2014 to celebrate the network's 175th anniversary.
- Read 'Meet your Metro' published in 1977 by Tyne and Wear Transport to explain what Metro is and how Metro would improve public transport in Tyne and Wear.
- Read our blog post looking back on 'When buses were (nearly) free: Revisiting South Yorkshire's 'grand design for transport'' - the post focuses on the 1974-1986 period.
- Visit the South Yorkshire Transport Trust website. You can also follow @SYTTrust on twitter.
Transport for Greater Manchester
- Read a brochure published in around 1989 outlining plans for Metrolink, Greater Manchester's light rail system. Metrolink began operation in 1992.
- Owned by Transport for Greater Manchester, the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester charts the history of the area's transport. You can also follow @MoTGM on twitter.