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Photo of new glazing panels being intalled at Whitley Bay Metro station canopy
New glazing for Whitley Bay Metro station’s historic canopy
A £5.3m project to restore the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station has entered an important phase, with works now underway to install the new glazing.  The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to the Edwardian era, is undergoing a major restoration programme which will see the…
Staff standing next to the new look Cullercoats Metro station footbridge
Cullercoats Metro footbridge re-opens following restoration work
A major project to refurbish the historic footbridge at Cullercoats Metro station in North Tyneside has been completed, allowing it to be re-opened for customers.  We have invested £579,000 in the works, which formed part of our infrastructure modernisation programme. Restoring Cullercoats’…
The Prudhoe Street junction in the Metro tunnels between Monument and Haymarket in Newcastle
Metro’s tunnels to undergo £3.4m track replacement scheme
The Metro tunnels beneath Newcastle city centre are to undergo a £3.4m track replacement scheme, ensuring that the busiest part of the network is resilient for many years to come.  We'll be renewing a key junction located in the tunnel between Monument and Haymarket Metro stations.  The…
Generic photo of a Metro line having its track replaced
Metro major line closure Airport-South Gosforth: 17 to 23 February
A busy section of Metro line between the Airport and South Gosforth is to close for seven days to allow for a major programme of track and overhead line renewal works to be carried out.  Buses will replace trains Airport-South Gosforth from Saturday 17 February to Friday 23 February. The Metro…
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Major modernisation works planned on Metro in early 2024
A packed programme of modernisation work including track and overhead line renewal is to be carried out on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the first three months of 2024.  These the works will bring the investment in Metro infrastructure to £38m in the year to the end of March 2024 – getting the…
A workman on Howdon viaduct
Howdon viaduct undergoes inspection ahead of Metro track renewal scheme
An historic railway bridge which carries thousands of Metro services has been undergoing specialist inspections to pave the way for a major track replacement scheme across its span.  We are putting together the modernisation plans for Howdon viaduct in North Tyneside.  Specially trained…
A photo of new Metro track being installed during the Metro Flow project
Metro Flow project wins another major railway industry award
Our Metro Flow project to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro route to South Shields has won another major rail industry award.  The £104m project has scooped outstanding engineering achievement at the Global Light Rail Awards in London.  It’s the second major award for Metro Flow in as many…
Whitley Bay Metro station canopy
Restoration work gets back underway on Whitley Bay Metro station
Work has resumed on a £5.3m project to restore the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station in North Tyneside.  The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to the Edwardian era, is undergoing a major programme of restoration work which will see the glazing replaced and the steel work…
Cullercoats Metro station
Cullercoats Metro station to undergo £500,000 refurbishment scheme
A major project to refurbish Cullercoats Metro station in North Tyneside is set to start this week.  The main focus will be the restoration of the station’s Victorian-era footbridge. Its steel work will be strengthened and the outer wooden panels replaced to provide a fresher appearance and an…
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