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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.
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train arrived in North East England on 28 February 2023, after Stadler successfully delivered 555 003 from its factory in St. Margrethen.
On 3 October 2022, a five-car Claas 555 EMU for Nexus arrived at the VUZ Velim test centre.
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.
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.
Work continues apace on project to build state-of-the-art 70 million GBP depot for new Tyne and Wear Metro.
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.
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.
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.
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 is making localism a key tenet of the project to build, supply and maintain new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro.
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.
On 4 October 2020, Stadler took on 120 staff from Nexus and assumed responsibility for looking after the 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.