Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Metro line closure ahead as part of final preparations for new South Shields Interchange

The Tyne and Wear Metro is currently enjoying a high level of investment with existing infrastructure being upgraded, new trains on the way over the next few years whilst a £21 million project at South Shields will see a new … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro performance increases

It may be hard to believe after the way the period begun but the latest four week performance stats on the Tyne and Wear Metro have shown that train punctuality has increased from the previous period with 82% of all … Continue reading

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Extra Metro services for the Spice Girls

With the Spice Girls currently touring the country much to the delight of their fans the Tyne and Wear Metro have announced that they will be running extra services when they perform at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Thursday 6th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metro Cars wherefore art thou?

Train availability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been in the news over recent months with a full service unable to be operated on the network at times. Included in this lack of availability are four sets which haven’t … Continue reading

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Performance falls on Tyne and Wear Metro

The latest performance figures for Tyne and Wear Metro have now been released on posters situated at each station on the network and they show that performance is down both on the previous four weeks and the same period in … Continue reading

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Train availability hits peak hour Metro services again

Thursday 9th May was another day that the Tyne and Wear Metro would probably rather forget with train availability causing a basic service having to run during peak periods with none of the peak extras operating. This affected services in … Continue reading

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Digby the guide horse goes for a ride on the Metro

Here’s one for the bizarre story category – Digby the guide horse has undergone training on the Tyne and Wear Metro in order to get him prepared for his new life with a partially sighted person in London. Digby is … Continue reading

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Gateshead track relay completed

The major project to replace 1.6km of track on the Tyne and wear Metro in the Gateshead area has been completed on target. This is just the first phase of an £8 million project south of the River Tyne and … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have photos from the Tyne and Wear Metro as part of this week’s main sute update:

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Full service finally resumes on Metro

It took four days but finally a full service has resumed on the Tyne and Wear Metro following the conclusion of repairs to the overhead at Chillingham Road. Trains started running between St James and Wallsend – the last section … Continue reading

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Still the disruption continues with Metro overhead problems

Things are improving on the Tyne and Wear Metro following the two separate incidents of the overhead coming down on Monday 29th April but still passengers in the section between St James and Wallsend are waiting for a return to … Continue reading

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Overhead line down causing major Metro problems

There has been major disruption on the Tyne and Wear Metro since Monday 29th April as a result of the overhead being brought down by trains in two different areas on the Coast line. The severity of the damage has … Continue reading

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Metro rail replacement work nears completion

Work to replace 1.6km of track on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Gateshead is nearing completion following two weekend closures. One further weekend closure will be required to complete the work which is part of a £8 million project … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance remains consistent

It’s as you were for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro with the latest performance figures now released showing that 83% of trains arrived on time on the four weeks until 31st March 2019.

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Major track replacement work in Gateshead

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro will be amended over three weekends over the next month as part of a project to replace 1.6km of track between Gateshead Stadium and Felling. The first closure will be over the weekend … Continue reading

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Metro modernisation reaches £300m

Since 2010 more than £300m has been invested in modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro and that is just the start with a new fleet of trains set to arrive from 2021 plus a new bid for more funding is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Change of pairing for unrefurbished Metro Cars

As we mentioned a few weeks ago of the Metro Cars currently in service on the Tyne and Wear Metro there are four which weren’t refurbished and as such can only interwork between themselves. Last time we saw them the … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro wins at UK Rail Business Awards

For long suffering passengers who are delayed regularly it may seem a surprise but the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating after winning at the Rail Business Awards for helping to transport people for a packed programme of events in … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance edges up

The latest four week period of performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has seen a small increase although it is still at a disappointing level, especially for anyone who is trying to get around the region and relying on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Prototype Metro cars in service

When the Tyne Wear Metro fleet went through refurbishment there were four which it was decided wouldn’t enjoy this work, the prototype pair 4001 and 4002 plus 4040 and 4083. These units can only work with each other and currently … Continue reading

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