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Main Building At Gosforth Depot Is Ready
Main Building At Gosforth Depot Is Ready

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.

First New Tyne And Wear Metro Class 555s To Start Testing
First New Tyne And Wear Metro Class 555s To Start Testing

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.

Tyne And Wear Metro Trains: New Depot Progress
Tyne And Wear Metro Trains: New Depot Progress

Work continues apace on project to build state-of-the-art 70 million GBP depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro.

Start Of Bogie Production For The New Tyne And Wear Metro EMUs
Start Of Bogie Production For The New Tyne And Wear Metro EMUs

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.

New Trains For Tyne And Wear Metro: Final Assembly Begins
New Trains For Tyne And Wear Metro: Final Assembly Begins

On 20 December 2021, Stadler started final assembly of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train.

Tyne And Wear Metro: First Bodyshell Complete
Tyne And Wear Metro: First Bodyshell Complete

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.

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New Depot At Gosforth In Newcastle
New Depot At Gosforth In Newcastle

Just a year before the first new Tyne and Wear Metro train arrives in North East England, Nexus and Stadler hosted a media event at Gosforth Metro depot in Newcastle on 24 November 2021.

Tyne And Wear Metro: New Depot Makes Progress
Tyne And Wear Metro: New Depot Makes Progress

New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro: first phase of demolition at new Gosforth depot is completed and track foundation work about to start.

Stadler Uses Local Suppliers In Nexus project
Stadler Uses Local Suppliers In Nexus project

Stadler is making localism a key tenet of the project to build, supply and maintain new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Stadler To Work In Partnership With Newcastle University
Stadler To Work In Partnership With Newcastle University

On 25 November 2020, Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment to the north east region. This follows the announcement in January that Nexus had awarded the Swiss train-builder the contract to build, deliver and maintain 42 new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Stadler Takes Over Nexus Depot And Staff
Stadler Takes Over Nexus Depot And Staff

On 4 October 2020, Stadler took on 120 staff from Nexus and assumed responsibility for looking after the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet.

Nexus Colour Scheme For The New Tyne And Wear Metro Fleet
Nexus Colour Scheme For The New Tyne And Wear Metro Fleet

On 16 September 2020, Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has revealed colour scheme for its new 362 million GBP train fleet, as Nexus launches a major public consultation on its interior design. 

Stadler Appointed VolkerFitzpatrick To Build New Gosforth Depot
Stadler Appointed VolkerFitzpatrick To Build New Gosforth Depot

On 15 June 2020 Stadler announced it has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build a brand new depot at Gosforth, which will accommodate the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro, set to enter passenger service from 2023. 

METRO Trains For Newcastle Upon Tyne
METRO Trains For Newcastle Upon Tyne

On 11 February 2020 Stadler and Nexus signed the contract worth around 700 million GBP, comprising 42 METRO trains, their maintenance and building a new depot.