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Tens of thousands of detailed tests are taking place to get the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet ready for customer service.
On 10 May 2023 the new Class 555 Metro train has successfully completed its first test run on the network.
On 17 March 2023 the Tyne and Wear Metro’s first Class 555 train has been officially unveiled at a celebration event hosted by Nexus and Stadler.
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train arrived in North East England on 28 February 2023, after Stadler successfully delivered 555 003 from its factory in St. Margrethen.
On 3 October 2022, a five-car Claas 555 EMU for Nexus arrived at the VUZ Velim test centre.
Ahead of the arrival of the first Class 555 EMU at Gosforth depot, work to build a new depot is nearing completion, with the main building now up and running.
The first of Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been built by Stadler and are about to enter a crucial period of testing.