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Stadler completes new depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet
Stadler completes new depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet

Stadler has finished building a new depot, which will accommodate the fleet of 46 METRO trains being manufactured for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Glasgow new subway trains entered passenger service
Glasgow new subway trains entered passenger service

On 11 December 2023, for the first time, passengers in Glasgow had the chance to travel on the new subway trains, which Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will gradually be introducing into commercial operation.

Class 777 trains roll-out begins on Southport-Hunts Cross line
Class 777 trains roll-out begins on Southport-Hunts Cross line

On 11 December 2023 Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced that the Liverpool City Region’s new publicly owned trains will begin the final stage of their phased roll-out this week. 

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Sidings for new Metro trains completed at the new Gosforth Depot
Sidings for new Metro trains completed at the new Gosforth Depot

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.

Class 555 take the strain during traction power testing
Class 555 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.

Class 555 Metro trains undergo special crush load testing programme
Class 555 Metro trains undergo special crush load testing programme

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.

Class 777 BEMUs are operating from Headbolt Lane
Class 777 BEMUs are operating from Headbolt Lane

On 5 October 2023 the UK’s first battery powered trains made their maiden trip from the new station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby.

Testing of Class 555 continues
Testing of Class 555 continues

Tens of thousands of detailed tests are taking place to get the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet ready for customer service.

The ORA consortium will operate and maintain Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express public transit network
The ORA consortium will operate and maintain Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express public transit network

On 18 July 2023 the Board of Directors of Île-de-France Mobilités (IdFM) has awarded the contract to operate and maintain Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express to the international ORA Consortium which comprises RATP Dev as majority shareholder, Alstom, and ComfortDelGro.

Class 777 BEMUs begin final testing
Class 777 BEMUs begin final testing

On 6 July 2023 Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced that the first of the Liverpool City Region’s new publicly owned Class 777 battery powered trains will begin final testing on the network.

Bulgarian capital acquires metro units from Škoda
Bulgarian capital acquires metro units from Škoda

On 14 July 2023 the Škoda Group has won an order to supply eight four-car metro units to Sofia for Metropoliten EAD.

X-Wagen metro trains started passenger service
X-Wagen metro trains started passenger service

On 16 June 2023 the X-Wagen metro has started passenger service on the Wiener Linien network.

First Class 555 Tested On The Metro Network
First Class 555 Tested On The Metro Network

On 10 May 2023 the new Class 555 Metro train has successfully completed its first test run on the network.

TMH To Supply Metro Cars To Minsk
TMH To Supply Metro Cars To Minsk

Metrovagonmash (MVM) and the Minsky metropoliten signed a contract for 28 metro cars.

Nexus's Class 555 Officially Unveiled
Nexus's Class 555 Officially Unveiled

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.