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Metro trains on the line between Pelaw and South Shields
Community leaders get behind the Metro Flow project
Community leaders have welcomed a £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
The Stadler plant in Switzerland with a liner up of trains
A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made
A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new fleet of trains are being made. The 8,500 square metre plant in St Margrethen, built only two years ago, is one of the most state-of-the-art train manufacturing facilities in Europe.…
The new Metro seats with grey covers in fabric that feature the Metro M logo
Watch: A sneak peek at the seats on the new Metro train fleet
The first samples of the seats that are to be installed in the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet have arrived in the region. These include the linear-style seats and the extra tip seats that will feature on board all of the new Metro carriages, complete with the seat coverings which incorporate…
Inage what the new Metro train will look like with yellow livery
Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway
Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of a £362m programme which will transform the journey experience for Metro…
Metro Development Director Neil Blagburn and Project Manager Tabitha Callaghan at the butterfly conservation site at Howdon Depot
Nexus creates a butterfly conservation project on Metro
A special conservation area has been created on the Tyne and Wear Metro network to protect a rare species of butterfly. The one-acre habitat at Howdon Metro depot in North Tyneside was established after the former landfill site was found to be home to an increasingly rare butterfly called a Dingy…
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…
The final interior design of new Metro train
Final interior design of new Metro trains is officially unveiled by Nexus
The final interior design of the North East’s new Metro fleet has been revealed today following one of the most far-reaching public consultations the global rail industry has seen. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has finalised the design options after an unprecedented 23,000…
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…
Meccano model of new Metro
Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The miniature masterpiece was built by expert model maker John Herdman from Whickham in Gateshead. John, 70, spent three months assembling the 2.5 metre replica in Meccano – the iconic…
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