Modernisation complete at Chillingham Road Metro

Nick Brown and Cllr David Wood at Chillingham Road
25 October 2011

Nexus, which owns manages and is modernising Metro, has completed the transformation of Chillingham Road Metro station in Newcastle.

Chillingham Road station has been upgraded as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation programme, which will see stations and trains transformed over the next 11 years.

The work has involved the installation of new white vitreous enamel panelling to give the station a brighter and more modern look.

The station has new CCTV cameras and a new roof canopy along with improved access and resurfaced platforms. New lighting and seating have also been fitted.

Newcastle East MP Nick Brown has paid a visit to the new-look Chillingham Road Metro station to see the finishing touches to the project, which started in March this year.

Mr Brown said: “It’s great to see the money we got from the last Labour Government being put to such good use. The makeover of Chillingham Road station was really needed and Nexus has done a good job. I know that there is more to come and they’re doing the right thing getting on with it.”

Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, Ken Mackay, said: “Our project at Chillingham Road is now complete and the new look station is a vast improvement on what was there before.

“A huge amount of work has gone into this project as part of our £385m Metro all change programme. Other stations will get similar upgrades over the coming years.

“We are transforming the Metro system and passengers will really feel benefits of the work.”

Paul Waller, from project contractor Morgan Sindall, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Nexus framework for surface station refurbishment, and we hope that the Chillingham Road project will be the first in a number of schemes that we can look forward to delivering in collaboration with the Nexus management team.”

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