Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

First phase of Metro depot demolition works completed

As well as supplying a fleet of new trains to operate on the Tyne and Wear Metro network, Stadler have also been contracted to rebuild the main depot at Gosforth with VolkerFitzpatrick having been taken on to complete this work … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Demolition continues at Tyne and Wear Metro depot

The project to demolish the existing Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth is continuing with the scheme very much in the early stages of the demolition phase. The complete project is due to take around two and a half … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro BL1

“Picture in Time” is again heading to the Tyne and Wear Metro network today as we take a look at one of the fairly elusive battery locomotives.

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Full timetable to resume on Tyne and Wear Metro from 11th April

The full Tyne and Wear Metro timetable is set to resume from Sunday 11th April after Nexus confirmed 30 new drivers have now passed the training course and started work. A reduced timetable had been introduced back on 29th November … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4001

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are again off to the Tyne and Wear Metro with a view of prototype Metrocar 4001.

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In Pictures: Covid-19 changes on the Tyne and Wear Metro

As people get ready for further easing of restrictions and start to travel more often, transport operators in the UK have been seeking to reassure them about how safe it is to travel on board their services. As with the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro locomotive

We make one final trip to the Tyne and Wear Metro test track today as we feature a locomotive used in case any assistance was needed.

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Tyne and Wear Metro use UV light to help keep system Covid secure

Nexus have fitted Ultraviolet equipment on all 36 escalators on the Tyne and Wear Metro network as part of their continued range of Covid secure measures. The UV light is used to sanitise the escalator handrails with germs being killed … Continue reading

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More DfT funding for English light rail systems

The Department for Transport have confirmed that a further £33 million in emergency Coronavirus funding is to be awarded to the six English light rail systems outside of London (London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway are supported through the … Continue reading

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Demolition work starts at Tyne and Wear Metro depot

The two and a half year project to redevelop the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth has really begun in earnest with the demolition work now underway at the 100 year old depot. Work commenced on demolishing the south … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4002

We are heading back to 1976 again for this “Picture in Time” to see the testing of the Metrocars.

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Stadler named Business of the Year at Rail Business Awards 2021

Stadler – the company who will be supplying the Tyne and Wear Metro with 42 new trains by 2024 as well as now maintaining the current fleet, and previous supplier of trams for London Tramlink – have been named Rail … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4001

We go right back to before public services began on the Tyne and Wear Metro for the next couple of weeks of “Picture in Time” as we concentrate on the two prototype units.

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Full sized replica of new Metro trains cab built

Drivers on the Tyne and Wear Metro are to get a chance to “try out” the cab areas of the new trains being built by Stadler with a full size and fully fitted out replica having been made. It will … Continue reading

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Tanfield Railway given boost by Metro depot redevelopment

The Tanfield Railway – which runs from Sunniside, Gateshead to East Tanfield, County Durham – is to benefit from the redevelopment of the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth with more than 20 tons of used track equipment being … Continue reading

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Calls made to Government for continued transport support

Local politicians in the north-east have joined other leaders of City Regions across England in writing to the Government asking for a commitment to extra support for transport – including the Tyne and Wear Metro. As things stand at the … Continue reading

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Work starts on redevelopment of South Gosforth Depot

Work has started on the £70 million development of South Gosforth Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro with contractors have started to remove large sections of track and overhead line.

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Smartphone app launched to showcase rebuild of Gosforth Depot

VolkerFitzpatrick – who have been contracted by Stadler to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth – have developed a new smartphone app which will be able to keep the local community up-to-date with the £70 million project. … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro’s 40th anniversary to be celebrated with online event

A special online lunchtime event will be taking place on Wednesday 24th February with the former boss of Nexus Mike Parker and the current Director General Tobyn Hughes in conversation about the Tyne and Wear Metro network. This free event … Continue reading

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New Head of Infrastructure Delivery appointed at Nexus

A newly created role at Nexus, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, has been taken by long-serving member of staff Emma Gardener it has been announced. This role will see Emma leading maintenance work across the Tyne and Wear Metro network.

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