Claire got told off at school when another passenger complained she and her friend had been hogging a "fourer".
Maybe you too have had the slightly eerie experience of sitting in an otherwise empty carriage but perhaps not, like Claire, dancing and singing because snow meant no school.
Older now, Claire still likes to wave and see how many people on the platform wave back.
Look at the cars - doesn't it take you back?
When Kevin first came to the region for an interview the company offered him a taxi to Newcastle's Central Station.
He says: "They were mystified by my request to be dropped at a Metro station instead and seemed little wiser when I explained that I'd read about this mass light rail rapid transport system and wanted to try it for myself."
It didn't put them off offering him the job.
Catherine remembers sitting with her 12-year-old twins: "Opposite a woman who was talking calmly but loudly on her mobile, making liberal use of a very rude word.
"Once she got off one of my girls turned to the other and said 'What do you suppose she says when she is really angry?'"
Jeff is a regular user: "I have happy memories of ferrying my daughter to school - the older she got, the further away she wanted to be from me!
"I still remember the traumatic day we let her go on her own for the first time, watching the train disappear into the distance "
Another Jeff had a familiar experience, getting wedged between a couple arguing all the way home. He wished them good luck as he got off.
Matt loves the Metro: "All sprawling tracks and colourful carriages.
"First time I ever saw the Metro was on an episode of Byker Grove, when one of the characters hitched a ride on the back of one - it made me intrigued about this strange little train."
All singing, all dancing
In 1982 the iconic black M on yellow background was becoming familiar
BBC Newcastle has an ambitious plan; so ambitious it's expected to take about six months.
With the help of radio listeners, TV viewers and users of the websites the station is commissioning a musical to mark the 30th anniversary of this local, and iconic, light railway system.
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