Atkins appointed for MetroLink Advance Works Contract

TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) are pleased to announce the appointment of Atkins, a member of the SNC Lavalin Group to commence the detailed design of the Advance Works programme for the MetroLink Project. Atkins in Ireland have market-leading portfolio of...

Work starts on £43 million West Midlands Metro depot expansion

Work is now underway on the expansion of the West Midlands Metro depot at Wednesbury to accommodate the increased fleet of trams. New extensions to the line in Birmingham and Wolverhampton city centres and a new line to Dudley town...

Liverpool City Region’s new trains hit the tracks

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has hailed today (Monday 23 January) as a “massive day, not just for our area, but for the entire country” as the first of the region’s new £500 million trains came into passenger...

Old Gosforth Metro depot closes doors for last time

It was the end of an era for the Tyne and Wear Metro on 19 January, as the old depot at Gosforth closed its doors for the final time. Stadler has transferred its maintenance teams across to the brand...

Further progress made on Birmingham Eastside Metro extension

Construction of the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension, that will see the line further expanded to the Eastside of Birmingham city centre, has reached another milestone after the first section of track was installed on Lower Bull Street. The Midland Metro...

Money saving Metro fare cap starts from today

A money saving fare cap has been introduced for Metro customers who travel on Pop Pay As You Go from today, Monday January 2. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has capped single journeys at £2, and at...

Metro services resume between Pelaw and South Shields following a 13 week major line closure

The Metro line between Pelaw and South Shields has re-opened following the completion of the £104 million Metro Flow project. The first Metro trains were operated along the line, which has been closed for 13 weeks to allow for Metro’s...

New phase for Birmingham’s Eastside Metro extension as initial preparations begin for track laying

Urban realm improvements which will help transform Digbeth as part of the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension have been completed and new carriageway opened as the project progresses to the next stage of construction. New paving has now been installed along...

New Hitachi Rail trains for Metro Milan

ATM has awarded a €368m framework agreement for the manufacturing of new metro trains for the Milan metro, to Hitachi Rail. The award is part of ATM’s massive investment plan to deliver an increasingly sustainable and technologically advanced public...

Special comic book celebrates the roles of frontline Tyne and Wear Metro workers

A specially stylised comic book has been published to celebrate the work of frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Local artist Mike Duckett drew the 40-page comic – titled ‘Some people call us checkies’ - for the ‘everyday...

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Transport Secretary promises transformational industry change

Transport Secretary Mark Harper yesterday pledged to transform the UK’s railways as he set out his long-term vision. Speaking at...