26 Feb '14, 6pm

The £30m modernisation of @My_Metro trains has reached the halfway mark. Find out more:

The £30m modernisation of Tyne and Wear Metro trains has reached the halfway mark, with the project on schedule to be completely finished by May 2015. Extensive refurbishment work has been completed on a total of 43 Metro cars, which are now back in service, with a further 43 set to be ready by next year. The work has seen the existing Metro fleet undergo numerous updates and improvements, providing passengers with a brighter and more comfortable journey, for many years to come. The Metro trains, which are more than 30 years-old, are being upgraded as part of the £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme, a Government-funded scheme to provide refurbished trains, new-look Metro stations, new tracks and other essential rail infrastructure. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the fleet refurbishment project in 2010 when Metro modernisation funding was give...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/%C2%A330m-refurbishment...

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