All Tyne & Wear Metro articles

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train impression
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro train order increased

    2021-09-07T13:50:00Z

    UK: An order for Stadler to supply a further four trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro has been confirmed by transport authority Nexus, taking the total to 46 five-car sets. The firm order has been placed after £95m was secured for the Metro Flow programme ...

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    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding

    2021-07-20T15:02:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train interior impression (2)
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro train interior design revealed

    2021-06-30T16:14:00Z

    UK: The interiors of the new Tyne Wear Metro fleet will provide an ‘open-plan and linear’ seating layout, with design changes made following feedback from passengers, staff and user groups. Stadler is to start production of the new fleet in August, with the ...

  • Buckingham Group Contracting has been awarded a £55m contract for the construction stage of the Metro Flow project to double the three remaining sections of single track on the Tyne & Wear Metro network.
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro double-tracking contract awarded

    2021-05-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Buckingham Group Contracting has been awarded a £55m contract for the construction stage of the Metro Flow project to double the three remaining sections of single track on the Tyne Wear Metro network. The sections of the South Shields route between Pelaw ...

  • Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth depot app
    Metro Report International

    App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot works

    2021-02-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets. ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Howdon depot
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro opens temporary depot

    2021-01-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear Metro has opened a temporary depot at Howdon which will be used to commission the replacement fleet of trainsets which is to be supplied by Stadler from 2022. The facility will also be used for cleaning and servicing of the existing ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear ticketing app
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro introduces smartphone ticketing

    2020-12-22T10:22:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear Metro passengers can now use an Android smartphone to pay for travel and open ticket gates, in a partnership between transport authority Nexus, Google Pay, mobile ticketing provider Yotra Ltd, ticketing and gating supplier Scheidt Bachmann and Newcastle-based software company ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear Metro new Stadler train livery 1
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler partners with Newcastle University to support metro fleet renewal

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Newcastle University and Stadler have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on research, education and innovation initiatives relating the the Swiss firm’s contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trainsets for the Tyne Wear Metro. Running for an initial ...

  • gb Tybe & Wear Metro new Stadler train livery 1
    Metro Report International

    Nexus unveils livery for future Tyne & Wear Metro fleet

    2020-09-16T14:37:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun public consultation on the interior layout of the new trains which Stadler is to supply for the Tyne Wear Metro, and has unveiled the ‘modern and eye-catching’ yellow livery they will carry when they enter service in 2023-24. ...

  • gb Tyne & Wear Metro Gosforth depot (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro depot rebuilding contract awarded

    2020-06-16T11:32:00Z

    UK: Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to rebuild the Tyne Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot, where the Swiss company will maintain for 35 years the 46 five-car 1·5 kV DC light metro trainsets which it is to supply for entry into service from 2023. Rebuilding the ...

  • Tyne & Wear transport authority Nexus has called tenders for studies of the technical feasibility of 10 proposed Metro extensions and local passenger rail reopenings.
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro extensions to be studied

    2020-03-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Tyne Wear transport authority Nexus has called tenders for studies of the technical feasibility of 10 proposed Metro extensions and local passenger rail reopenings. The potential projects were identified in the 2016 Metro Local Rail Strategy. They includes extensions in South ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stadler to build Tyne & Wear metro fleet

    2020-01-28T12:59:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has selected Stadler to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro, as part of a £362m investment package to modernise the 77·5 km network.

  • CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne & Wear Metro.
    Metro Report International

    Three on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

    2019-06-18T15:00:00Z

    UK: CAF, Hitachi Rail and Stadler have been shortlisted for the contract to design, supply and maintain a replacement fleet of 42 EMUs for the Tyne Wear Metro, transport authority Nexus announced on June 18. Best and final offers are to be submitted this summer, with the ...

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    Five on Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement shortlist

    2018-09-17T13:41:57Z

    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has issued an Invitation to Negotiate with five bidders that it has shortlisted for a contract to build and maintain a new train fleet. The shortlist announced on September 17 consists of: Bombardier Transportation UK; CAF; a joint venture of Downer ...

  • tn_gb-tyne_and_wear_metro_train_impression_03.jpg
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    Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement gets underway

    2018-01-26T16:49:53Z

    UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has called tenders for the supply of 42 two-car 1·5 kV DC electric trainsets to replace the current fleet. This follows a government commitment to provide £337m towards the fleet replacement project which was announced in the November budget, with Nexus ...

  • The government is to provide £337m towards the planned replacement of the Tyne & Wear Metro’s current fleet with ‘modern energy-efficient trains’.
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    Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement funding announced

    2017-11-22T16:29:51Z

    UK: The government is to provide £337m towards the planned replacement of the Tyne & Wear Metro’s current fleet with ‘modern energy-efficient trains’, which would ‘cut running costs while boosting performance and reliability’, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said when presenting his budget to parliament November 22. Transport authority ...

  • The fleet of new rolling stock would be equipped to use 1·5 kV DC and 25 kV AC electrification.
    News

    £1bn Metro and regional rail strategy agreed in northeast England

    2016-07-21T13:18:00Z

    UK: The North East Combined Authority has approved a Metro & Local Rail Strategy that outlines £1bn of planned investment in the Tyne & Wear Metro and main line passenger services over the next 20 years. Regional transport agency Nexus is due to submit a detailed business case by ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro train  (Photo: Nexus).
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    Tyne & Wear Metro operating contract to end pending new train deal

    2016-03-14T12:00:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus announced on March 14 that it had recommended that the North East Combined Authority not take up an option for a two-year extension of DB Regio’s contract to operate Tyne & Wear Metro services. Subject to combined authority approval, train operations and station management on ...

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    Tyne & Wear Metro fleet refurbishment complete

    2015-08-03T11:00:00Z

    UK: The three-quarter life refurbishment of the Tyne & Wear Metro fleet has been completed five months ahead of schedule. A total of 86 cars have been modernised over five years at a cost of £30m. The work forms part of the broader £389m ‘Metro all change modernisation’ programme. ...

  • Screenshot of Tyne & Wear Metro 'Use your brain near a train' door safety video.
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    Tyne & Wear Metro launches door safety campaign

    2013-10-24T04:00:00Z

    UK: A campaign to encourage passengers not to obstruct train doors has been launched on the Tyne & Wear Metro. This includes a specially-commissioned animation 'Use your brain near a train' which is being published via social media. The campaign has been launched in response to recommendations made by ...