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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…
Nexus directors sign the contract with Stadler execs
Nexus and Stadler officially sign the contract for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus has officially signed a contract with the Swiss train builder Stadler to produce the new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Stadler has been chosen by Nexus after an 18-month global search for the best manufacturing partner for 42 new trains to be delivered up to 2024, transforming…
Speculative drawing of a new Metro train
New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus, gave the following update on our programme to get new trains for Metro last month, at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee (Tyne and Wear Sub Committee) on 19 September.   We are posting it again following continued speculation about this…
South Shields ld Metro station viewed from Keppel Street
Work starts on the demolition of South Shields Metro station
Work has started on the demolition of South Shields’ old Metro station, which closed earlier this year. The station, on King Street, was shut permanently on 8 July to make way for the town’s new £21m transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun works that…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
South Shields interchange
Watch: Fascinating footage captures interchange build
Construction of South Shields’ new £21million transport interchange has been captured in a fascinating three-minute film. Timelapse footage shows the statement building from the start of the build through to completion earlier this month. The interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100 million…
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