Gosforth Metro depot demolished to make way for new trains

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The demolition of the 100 year old buildings at Gosforth Metro depot has been completed.

First built in 1923, the former maintenance sheds and office block have been pulled down to make space for the new £70m Metro depot and Stadler train fleet.

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A total of 17 new sidings for train stabling will be created to serve the new depot, and provide room for the new trains to be parked up as more start to arrive from the Stadler factory in Switzerland.

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Head of Fleet and Depot Replacement Programme at Nexus, Michael Richardson, said: “All of the old Metro depot buildings have now been demolished, which marks the end of an era for Metro, and the start of a new one as we look ahead to our new trains.

“The office block and maintenance sheds had been home to Metro for more than four decades. What we have replaced them with is a transformative new maintenance hub for the new Stadler train fleet, which boasts modern facilities which secure Metro’s long term future.

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“Work will now continue on the sidings that will be used to store the new trains at Gosforth as more of them start to arrive. This is happening alongside the testing of the first new trains which have been delivered to us by Stadler.”

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