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Nexus directors sign the contract with Stadler execs
Nexus and Stadler officially sign the contract for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus has officially signed a contract with the Swiss train builder Stadler to produce the new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Stadler has been chosen by Nexus after an 18-month global search for the best manufacturing partner for 42 new trains to be delivered up to 2024, transforming…
Metro tunnel between Monument and Haymarket beneath Newcastle city centre
Metro track junctions replaced in tunnels beneath Newcastle
Metro track junctions in tunnels deep beneath the streets of Newcastle city centre have been successfully modernised. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has modernised two sets of 40 year-old track point switches located in the tunnel that runs between Haymarket and Monument Metro…
A Metro station cube
What to expect from episode three of ITV's Metro documentary series
The third episode of the ITV documentary series about life on the Tyne and Wear Metro is set to air tomorrow night, Tuesday 4 February - and millions of viewers will get to see the challenges staff face looking after the 40 year-old trains. The Metro: A Rail Life Story is a four-part series which…
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness with police and Metro staff
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner visits Metro
The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has toured the Tyne and Wear Metro to see how it is kept safe and secure for passengers – and pledged to get tough with anti-social behaviour on the network. The issue of anti-social behaviour on Metro, and the ways to tackle the problem…
Metro apprentices with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Metro fleet apprentices meet PM Boris Johnson as new trains are unveiled
Metro fleet apprentices met the Prime Minister Boris Johnson today, in the same week they saw for the first time the £362m new trains they will be working on as they build their careers. The five young engineers were invited to the University of Sunderland as members of the Cabinet met in the city…
Metro signalling supervisor Law Atkinson
Metro apprentice takes his first step into management
A former apprentice has taken his first steps into a management role at the Tyne and Wear Metro. Law Atkinson has become a Metro Signalling Supervisor after serving his time and completing a degree in electrical and electronic engineering. Law, 24, of Holystone in Northumberland, will now be…
Depot staff meet Stadler
Metro depot staff first to taste the difference
Metro’s depot staff were the first to meet bosses from Stadler, the Swiss company which will build new trains for the system in a £362m programme. Executives from the company met the engineers at the South Gosforth site, which it will take over and rebuild in a £70m project, hours before being…
The Metro control room
System-wide major disruption - an apology
We’d like to say sorry to passengers after Metro services were suspended for just over an hour this morning. We are still investigating the full cause of this – but during urgent maintenance at our South Gosforth Control Centre the data feed from Metro’s train management software to the control…
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…
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