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A CGI image of a new Metro
Stadler wins a prestigious rail industry award
The company that is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has scooped a prestigious rail industry award. Stadler, the Swiss train builder, has won Rail Business of the Year at the annual Rail Business Awards, which were held remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The judges said they had…
New Metro cab mock-up
Metro drivers step on board a full-size replica of their new trains
Metro drivers are getting to step on-board a full-size replica of their new trains that are due to start arriving next year.  A detailed mock-up of the new Metro cab, which is fully fitted out, has been built to assist with workforce familiarisation – a key part of the design process for the new £…
The Tanfield Railway
Heritage railway get a boost from Metro’s £70m depot project
The £70m project to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has delivered a welcome boost to a leading north east heritage railway. More than 20 tons of used track equipment from Nexus’ Gosforth depot have been donated to the Tanfield Railway, which runs from Sunniside in Gateshead to East Tanfield…
Gosforth depot
Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot
Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle.  The new Metro depot will be home to the new train fleet over the coming years, heralding a…
A Metro station cube
Government urged to provide further support for public transport
The Government has been urged to provide further financial support for local bus and Metro services in North East England while they continue to recover from the impact of lockdown. Leaders of city-regions across the country have written a joint letter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve…
Computer image of new Gosforth depot
New smartphone app showcases £70m rebuild of Gosforth Metro depot
A new smartphone app has been launched to keep the community up to date with the £70m project to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro Depot.  VolkerFitzpatrick, the contractor appointed by Stadler to build the new depot at Gosforth in Newcastle, has developed the app to give those living and working…
Overhead line works
Metro major line closure: Works start on Monday 15 February
Nexus is starting its most intense programmes of maintenance and modernisation for almost five years packed into a 14-day closure of a Metro line through the centre of Newcastle. The work will allow the renewal of up to 16,000 metres of vital overhead power line to prepare the system for the…
Impression of new Metro trains
Nexus and Stadler - one year on
It’s been one year since Nexus announced that Stadler were their preferred bidder for the £362m contract to build new trains for Metro, and the first trains will start to be manufactured this year. Stadler, based in Switzerland, were chosen after a year-long global search for the best…
Emma Gardener
Nexus appoints a new Head Infrastructure Delivery
Nexus has appointed a new Head of Infrastructure Delivery to lead maintenance work on the Tyne and Wear Metro.  Emma Gardener, a long serving member of staff, took on the newly created role from 1 January. She will oversee a wide range of essential daily works that are needed to keep the Metro…
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