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.
Alpha Trains and Stadler have announced a contract for the purchase of 12 EURO9000 locomotives with scheduled delivery in 2025 and 2026.
Since April 2021, Arriva Nederland operates the WINK units. Although they are technically capable of battery operation, for reasons that are hard to understand, the use of this capability is not in sight...