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A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully ran a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon.
The former landfill site has been transformed into a new temporary home for Metro - and its now almost ready to open.
Howdon depot will be used for the cleaning and preparation of up to a quarter of the current Metro fleet while the main Metro depot at Gosforth in Newcastle is completely rebuilt at a cost of £70m.
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