Special train livery marks 40 years of Metro

Metro train special livery

Metrocar 4001, one of the original prototypes in use since Metro opened to the public in 1980, will bear the unique external livery throughout the summer, ahead of Metro’s 40th birthday on Tuesday August 11.

The carriage will be decked out with travelling exhibitions changing throughout the year, and celebrating Metro’s heritage, its place in the community, and the future arrival of new trains.

The unique design features new versions of each of Metro’s distinctive liveries since the system opened 40 years ago – the original Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive of white and yellow; bold blocks of red and blue introduced in the 1990s, and the current sleek black and grey colour scheme.

download a paper model of the 4001 to build yourself at home

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