DB Regio set to lose Tyne & Wear Metro contract [Rail News]





Date: 15/03/2016

Nexus wants to renationalise the Tyne and Wear Metro operating contact for two years, as part of a 'long-term strategy to develop the system'. Nexus is seeking endorsement from Leaders of the North East Combined Authority to manage Metro operations directly for two years from April 2017, once the current contract has expired. Although Nexus has the contractual right to extend the current contract for a further two years, it said it 'did not wish to exercise this option'. It is instead proposing to manage train operations and stations directly until 2019, allowing it to prepare for significant changes that will come with investment in a new train fleet. [From Richard Buckby]


External links

DB Regio set to lose Tyne & Wear Metro contract

Rail News

Nexus wants to renationalise the Tyne and Wear Metro operating contact for two years, as part of a 'long-term strategy to develop the system'. Nexus ...

Related images

A Metro service arrives at platform 2 of a refurbished Tynemouth station in May 2013.
Location: Tynemouth
Company: North Eastern Railway
31/05/2013 Colin Alexander
Refurbished and re-liveried T&W Metro set 4075 calls at North Shields on 12 June.
Location: North Shields
Company: Newcastle and North Shields Railway
12/06/2013 Veronica Clibbery
A Tyne & Wear Metro unit about to leave the bridge over the River Tyne heading for Newcastle Central on the afternoon of 8 May 2013.
Location: Newcastle
Company: Newcastle Tunnels and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (Tyne and Wear Metro)
08/05/2013 David Pesterfield