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