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Gosforth Metro Depot
Local contractor is appointed to demolish Gosforth Metro depot
North east contractor Thompsons of Prudhoe has been appointed to undertake demolition work at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot. Thompsons will take on the task of knocking down the 100 year old depot at Gosforth, in Newcastle, paving the way for a £70m rebuild on the same site. The new depot will be…
Metro driver Craig Pearson with the virtual reality headset on
Metro drivers get first look at new trains through virtual reality
Metro drivers are getting a first glimpse of their new trains through virtual reality. VR headsets, provided by the Swiss train builder, Stadler, offers an immersive experience that allows drivers to see inside the new cab before it has even been built. The computer-generated images deliver a…
A Metro train in Howdon Depot
Temporary Metro Depot becomes operational in North Tyneside
A new temporary depot which has been built to welcome the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet has officially become operational. The Howdon site in North Tyneside will be used to on-track the new Metro trains from 2022, and for maintenance of the current rolling stock while the main…
New Metro trains, artists image of
Stadler pledges to work in partnership with Newcastle University
The Swiss company which is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has announced a new collaboration with Newcastle University to promote shared learning and innovation.  Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment…
Staff with the new Metero train in the new Howdon depot
First test trains arrive at new temporary Metro depot ahead of its opening
A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully operated a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon. The…
Image what new Metro will look like
Last chance to have your say on new Metro fleet
Tyne and Wear Metro customers have responded in record numbers to a unique opportunity to shape the design of a £362m new train fleet – and there is still a few more days to get involved. More than 20,000 people have engaged with the consultation run by Nexus and Newcastle University’s Open Lab so…
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-…
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