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Howdon depot
Metro’s new train depot at Howdon nears completion
A new train depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro is close to completion. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is building the facility at Howdon in North Tyneside. It is set to officially open this summer. The former landfill site has been transformed. New tracks and overhead lines are…
Stadler management team at Gosforth Metro depot
Stadler moves its management team into place at the Metro Depot
The Swiss train builder Stadler has moved its new management team into place as it gets ready to deliver the £362m Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet and new depot on behalf of Nexus.  Stadler will oversee the transition to the £70m depot over the next four years, and the delivery of Metro’s state-of-…
Pupils art banner at Howdon Depot site
Pupils showcase artwork at new Metro depot in North Tyneside
School kids have got the chance to showcase their artwork at the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot in North Tyneside. Year Six pupils from Percy Main Primary School came up with a series of safety posters which have been put on display on a large banner at the gates of the new temporary train…
Artists impression of new depot
Firm appointed to build Metro's £70m new train depot
Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new depot for the for Tyne and Wear Metro. The Swiss train builder has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build Metro’s new fleet depot at Gosforth in Newcastle. The £70m facility will accommodate the new state-of-the-art trains for the…
Metro at east boldon
Our £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on Metro
The Government has agreed to fund a £100m scheme to 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 from September 2022, making it capable of…
Track works at Howdon
New tracks for temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
New rail lines are being installed for a temporary Metro fleet depot in North Tyneside, which is scheduled to open this summer. The former landfill site in Howdon has been undergoing extensive track installation works. A total of 12 of new lines, totalling 1.5km, have gone in over the last three…
New look Metro train interior
Take a tour inside our new Metro train
Take a tour around the interior of our new Metro trains – a design that has been shaped by the ideas and suggestions of our passengers. Newcastle firm Octo Design worked with Zurich’s Nose Design Experience to create the stylish interior based on feedback from more than 3,000 Metro passengers who…
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…
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…
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