On 10 November 2023, the final stabling areas for all 46 new Metro trains is in the final stages of completion with all tracks successfully installed as part of the 70 million GBP rebuild of Gosforth Depot.
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.
A series of special tests have been taking place to ensure that the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains perform correctly at their full customer capacity.
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.
Just over two years since Stadler and Nexus signed the contract for 46 new trains for Tyne and Wear Metro, the manufacturing process is well under way and the process to build bogies will soon begin in earnest.
On 20 December 2021, Stadler started final assembly of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train.