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Nexus wins at the Rail Business Awards
Nexus has received industry recognition at this year's prestigious Rail Business Awards.The event, which highlight the achievements of the best operators in the UK rail industry, saw Nexus win three awards at a ceremony held in Manchester on Thursday 22 February. There were wins for the Metro Flow…
The new Gosforth Metro Depot from above all lit up at night
Timelapse film showcases the new £70m Gosforth Metro Depot
A new timelapse film has been released to mark the completion of the £70m rebuild of Gosforth Metro Depot.  The footage charts the progress and scale of this major construction project, near Newcastle, from the start date in 2020 through to completion in January this year. The film is…
Gosforth Metro Depot
Metro’s new £70m Gosforth Depot is successfully completed
A £70m project to build a state-of-the-art new depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been successfully completed. Stadler has finished the new Gosforth Metro Depot, near Newcastle, which will provide a modern home for the new Metro train fleet.  This is another key milestone in the £362m Metro…
Jimmy Simpson from South Shields in his wheelchair on board the new Stadler Class 555 Metro
Special interest groups get their first look at the new Metro train
We've held a series of visits for special interest groups to experience the new Metro trains - and see how their feedback has shaped the final design.  The groups, including people with visual and hearing impairments, physical and learning disabilities, and special interest groups like…
The new sidings at Gosforth Depot
Sidings for new Metro trains are completed at the new £70m Gosforth Depot
The final stabling areas for all 46 new Metro trains are in the final stages of completion with all tracks successfully installed as part of the £70m rebuild of Gosforth Depot.  The old Metro depot buildings were demolished over the summer to make way for the new sidings, which will provide…
The new Class 555 Stadler Metro train
New Metro trains take the strain during traction power testing
The new Metro trains have proved that they can take strain on a series of traction power tests over the network’s curves and gradients.  Stadler’s Class 555 trains were put through this latest round of testing to evaluate their horsepower as part of the countdown to get the first new train…
The new Class 555 Metro train
New Metro trains undergo special crush load testing programme
A series of special tests have been taking place to ensure that the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains perform correctly at their full customer capacity.  The crush laden testing checks that the new trains work as they should do when the carriage is full. It has involved one of the new Stadler…
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Testing the new trains is Metro's biggest project for 43 years
Tens of thousands of detailed tests are taking place to get the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet ready for customer service, in what is one of the most important projects in the network’s history.  Stadler, the Swiss train building company, is working with Metro operator, Nexus, on this…
A photo of the Metro Flow project in September 2022 at Bill Quay in Gateshead.
Metro Flow named best new rail engineering project in Britain
Nexus’s Metro Flow project to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro route to South Shields has been named the best new rail engineering project in Britain. The £104m project which improves reliability and paves the way for a more frequent service right across Metro was named Major Project of the Year at…
Blue Watch from Farringdon Fire Station in Sunderland with the new Class 555 Metro train at the Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields.
Firefighters get familiar with the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Firefighters are undertaking a series of training courses to learn more about the new Metro trains - so that they are ready to react to an emergency situation in the event that one arises.  We are running the familiarisation sessions for all blue light services as part of the countdown to the…
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