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.
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.