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Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The miniature masterpiece was built by expert model maker John Herdman from Whickham in Gateshead. John, 70, spent three months assembling the...

Knitters use their wool power to mark Metro’s 40th year

A community group has joined forces in lockdown to knit a special birthday tribute to the Tyne and Wear Metro. The knitters, from North Tyneside, took up their needles and wool to create a colourful 12ft Metro carriage, piece by...

Tyne Wear Metro operator fined £1.5 million following ORR prosecution after death of employee

Tyne Wear Metro operator, Nexus, has been fined £1.5 million today after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974., for failing to ensure the safety of staff. This follows the death of...

KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

Regeneration of Dudley town centre gets multi-million-pound triple boost

The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a triple boost today (Tuesday March 16) with work starting on the street-running section of the Metro tram line and the announcement of multi-million-pound investment deals for the Portersfield development and...

Transport for Wales and partners to host online South Wales Metro workshop

Transport for Wales is hosting an online workshop for teachers and STEM Ambassadors in March as part of its South Wales Metro community engagement programme. The session is being delivered in collaboration with Metro delivery partners Alun Griffiths, Balfour Beatty...

Demolition work gets underway on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train depot

There was an historic moment for the Tyne and Wear Metro this week as work started on the demolition of its 100 year-old depot, paving the way for a £70m new modern facility on the same site – home...

Final stages of construction to get underway for Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension

The Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension will move closer to completion when the final stages of construction get underway during the spring and summer months. Midland Metro Alliance (MMA), working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), will return...

UV light is used to sanitise escalators on the Tyne and Wear Metro in its latest covid secure measure

A new device that uses ultraviolet light to sanitise escalator handrails has been installed on the Tyne and Wear Metro as part of its range of covid-secure measures. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has fitted the...

Metro drivers step on board a full-size replica of their new trains

Metro drivers are getting to step on-board a full-size replica of their new trains that are due to start arriving next year. A detailed mock-up of the new Metro cab, which is fully fitted out, has been built to assist...

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Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The...