posted on 3rd Dec 2021 09:43
Following the signing of the contract in 2020 to manufacture 46 new trains for Tyne and Wear Metro, Stadler announced on 1 December 2021 that it have completed the first bodyshell for the trains that it will start delivering to Nexus from late 2022.
The completion of the first bodyshell gives a first proper look at the new Metro trains, including their iconic yellow colour scheme, and paves the way for the start of the final assembly. The first train is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2022 and it will enter passenger service from 2023. The final sests will be delivered up to 2024 .
As well as building and delivering 46 new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro to entirely replace the legacy fleet, Stadler is responsible for building a new depot and for service and maintaining trains, which it has been doing since October 2020. The service and maintenance contract spans 35 years.