Stadler reaches a key milestone in the production of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train fleet

Stadler has completed the first bodyshell for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet, marking a significant milestone in the continuing manufacturing process. Following the signing of the contract in 2020 to manufacture 46 new trains for Tyne...

Stadler completes the first phase of £70m Metro depot rebuild

The first phase of a £70m project to rebuild Gosforth Metro depot has been completed, paving the way for further demolition work, and the construction of a modern new home for Metro’s new fleet of trains. The opening phase of...

Tyne and Wear Metro’s extension to Newcastle Airport celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its extension to Newcastle Airport, a line which has carried 7.5 million customers over the last three decades. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the airport...

TfL asks customers to help shape the future of step-free access

Transport for London (TfL) has today (2 November) launched a public consultation to shape future step-free access priorities and improvements on the London Underground network, the first of its kind in 15 years. The consultation, which runs until 10 February...

Tyne and Wear Metro’s depot’s new train stabling area is completed and energised

The first sections of new sidings have been completed at Gosforth Metro depot as part of the ongoing £70m project to completely rebuild it. A new stabling area has been created on the site, and the first test trains have...

TravelSafe move to reassure Metrolink passengers after disorder on Bury line

Staff from the TravelSafe Partnership have engaged with hundreds of Metrolink passengers this week as part of a targeted operation to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on the network and increase passenger confidence. This activity was part of a...

Greater Manchester travellers urged to plan ahead through festive season

Public transport users and drivers have been asked to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys this weekend due to a number of large events and planned improvement works taking place on Metrolink. In the build-up to the...

Stadler and Houghton International to deliver fleet renewal maintenance program for Tyne & Wear Metro

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler has signed a contract with electro mechanical repair specialist Houghton International to extend maintenance support for the Tyne and Wear Metro until October 2023. Houghton International will work with Stadler to deliver an accelerated maintenance...

Finishing touches added to Birmingham Westside Metro extension as substation installed

Ahead of testing and commissioning beginning, Midland Metro Alliance is adding the finishing touches to the second phase of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston. Throughout the summer, overhead wires, which will provide power for trams in some areas...

More than five million contactless journeys made on Metrolink

Metrolink’s ‘London-style’ pay-as-you-go contactless system is proving more popular than ever, with more than 5 million journeys now having been made since its launch. The tram network’s touch in/ touch out system allows customers to travel quickly, securely and flexibly...

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London Bridge station marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with special umbrella installation celebrating neuro-diversity

This year's theme of neurodiversity is being celebrated through special 'umbrella' art at London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo Stations will also be...