Metro: all change is a £385m programme to modernise the system between 2010 and 2021
Metro carries almost 40 million passengers a year and is a key part of the region’s economy. Every £1 spent renewing and modernising Metro is worth up to £8 to the economy compared to the cost of letting the system decline and fail.
Without Metro there would be 15 million more car journeys every year on Tyne and Wear’s busy roads. But there would be 10,000 fewer trips made into the centre of Newcastle and Gateshead, as congestion grew and travel became more difficult.
Modernisation is vital to replace life-expired infrastructure in place since the system opened in 1980, inckluding tracks and track beds, overhead power lines, cabling and structures.
It is also providing new standards of accessibility, comfort and customer information to passengers, as we reurbish 86 Metrocars and 45 stations and introduce smart ticket travel.
The Government recognises the importance of Metro and has committed up to £350m over 11 years towards our £385m project.
Metro: all change is broken down into many construction and engineering projects, contained within strategic framework agreements with a small number of major contractors.
Major contracts will be advertised through the Ojeu tendering notice system.
For more information and advice on opportunities within Metro: all change contact Nexus Procurement section on 0191 203 3446.