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New Metro train driving simulator gets the green light
A team from Nexus has put our new Metro train simulator through its paces ahead of its eagerly anticipated arrival at the Learning Centre this summer. A delegation from Metro Futures, Learning and Development and Train Crew teams ran the rule over the state-of-the-art full cab driving simulator on…
Overhread line works photo
Five day major line closure on Metro: Feb 21-25
A major programme of modernisation work will close one of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines between Newcastle and North Tyneside for five days next month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is replacing essential overhead power lines as part of an ongoing £30m programme of…
Tyne and Wear Metro track replacement works
Major track replacement work on Metro lines in Gosforth over two weekends
A major programme of track renewal is to take place on Metro lines in the Gosforth area of Newcastle as part of ongoing works to get the network ready for the arrival of the new trains at the end of the year. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is to replace tracks and a key track…
Council leaders cut the first piece of turf to marl start on site of the £100m Metro Flow project
Ceremony marks the official start of the £100m Metro Flow project
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has officially got underway. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
Stadler and Nexus team unveil a banner at Gosforth depot to mark completion of phase one of Metro depot rebuild
Stadler completes the first phase of £70m Metro depot rebuild
The first phase of a £70m project to rebuild Gosforth Metro depot has been completed, paving the way for further demolition work, and the construction of a modern new home for Metro’s new fleet of trains. The opening phase of the project has involved the partial demolition of the 100-year-old depot…
Gosforth depot
Watch: Time lapse film captures demolition work at Gosforth Metro depot
Demolition work at Gosforth Metro depot has been captured in a fascinating new time lapse film. The footage shows showcases the first six months of the £70m project, which will see the current Metro depot replaced by a state-of-the-art new facility. Months of work in the two-minute video, from the…
Famous Faces at Monument Metro station
New film celebrates 40 years of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new film has been produced to celebrate the proud history of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the 18-minute feature to give people a virtual tour of some of the most iconic exhibits on the network. The film, which was…
Martin Kearney from Nexus and Rob Harwood from Buckingham Group sign the contract for Metro Flow
Contractor appointed to carry out £100m track dualling scheme on Metro
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, cut journey times and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has moved a step closer after a construction contractor was officially appointed. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has won a £55m tender for the construction…
Gosforth depot
Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot
Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle.  The new Metro depot will be home to the new train fleet over the coming years, heralding a…
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