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Watch: That Metro Guy, Episode 3 - Gosforth Depot
The third episode of That Metro Guy goes behind the scenes of the new Gosforth Metro depot to find out how the £70m project is nearing completion.  He was shown around the depot construction site, which will soon be a modern new home for the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet. Watch the latest…
The wheel for the new Metro fleet
Stadler starts production of the wheel sets for Metro’s new train fleet
A key milestone has been reached in the production of the Tyne and Wear Metro‘s new train fleet, with work getting underway on the all-important wheel sets.  Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer which is building 46 new trains on behalf of Metro’s operator Nexus, has started the manufacturing…
A new Metro train
Four artists to create major new works for Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Four artists have each won a unique commission to create major works for the interior of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet. Metro will be the first urban transit system in the world to feature permanent art inside trains when the new fleet enters service next year, thanks to a project…
The ew wheel lathe
Metro gets state-of-the-art new wheel lathe as part of £70m depot rebuild
Precision technology that will transform how the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train fleet is prepared for service has been successfully installed. The new automatic wheel lathe is a labour-saving tool that heralds a new era of more efficient Metro train maintenance.  Stadler, the Swiss firm which is…
Metro driver Craig Pearson
Watch: That Metro Guy Episode 2 - Simulator preview
The second episode of That Metro Guy has arrived, and this week he takes behind the scenes to chart progress of the new Metro train driving simulator, which is nearing completion at a factory in France. A delegation from Metro Futures, Learning and Development and Train Crew teams ran the rule over…
CORYS Tyne and Wear Metro Simulator
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…
That Metro Guy - Craig Pearson
Metro driver puts new Metro fleet in the frame on his own YouTube channel
A Metro driver is putting the new Metro train fleet in the frame on his very own YouTube channel, taking people behind the scenes of the £362m project like never before. Craig Pearson has become an ambassador for the Metro Futures project as it enters its most significant phase, with final…
What the new Metro train will look like
Turbo Power Systems start work on key parts for Metro’s new train fleet
A Gateshead-based company is starting work on key components for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet. Turbo Power Systems (TPS), who are based at the Team Valley, are producing electric converters for all 46 new Metro trains on behalf of Stadler. Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer…
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…
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