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New Tyne and Wear Metro trains begin daytime test runs on the network

Metro customers are getting their first chance to see the new trains out on the system as daytime testing gets underway – marking a new major milestone for the £362m programme. Nexus, the public body which runs Metro, said this...

Metrolink sets personal best for passenger journeys

As thousands of runners took to the streets for the Manchester Marathon earlier this month, Metrolink was able to record a new personal best for passengers served on a single day. On 14 April passengers made 175,000 journeys, the highest...

Temporary Metrolink service changes to be introduced during track repairs this weekend

Temporary service changes will be introduced on Metrolink this weekend following the discovery of a cracked rail in Manchester city centre. A 10-metre section of rail on Portland Street will be replaced between 5pm on Saturday 6th April and 5am...

Residents invited for a bird’s eye view of how Mid Cornwall Metro will transform transport links in Cornwall

Residents have been encouraged to attend an event at the Hotel Victoria in Newquay on Friday 9 February (10am - 7pm) and Saturday 10 February (10am - 4pm) when they'll be able to see for themselves how the Mid...

Stadler completes new depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet

Stadler has finished building a new state of the art depot, which will accommodate the fleet of 46 METRO trains being manufactured for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Boasting enviable green credentials and a range of innovative features, the...

Major modernisation works planned on Metro in early 2024

A packed programme of modernisation work including track and overhead line renewal is to be carried out on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the first three months of the new year. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages...

Quakers Yard reopened as Metro works progress

Quakers Yard railway station will reopen to passengers on Monday 18 December following infrastructure upgrade works.  As part of the South Wales Metro project, Transport for Wales (TfW) has upgraded the station from a single platform to double, installed a...

New Metro trains take the strain during traction power testing

The new Metro trains have proved that they can take strain on a series of traction power tests over the network’s curves and gradients. Stadler’s Class 555 trains were put through this latest round of testing to evaluate their horsepower...

Coventry Very Light Rail vehicle tested on revolutionary track for first time

The pioneering Coventry Very Light Rail (CVLR) project has achieved a major milestone with successful running of the vehicle on its test track at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) in Dudley. The battery-powered vehicle and revolutionary track...

Final bridge structure for Dudley Metro route set to be installed

Works to install the final bridge for the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension’s first phase will enter a new stage in December in another step forward for the project. Preliminary activity to replace the structure on Birmingham New Road...

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...