The Tyne and Wear Metro is a unique rapid transit system originally opened in 1980, which now comprises 60 stations and 46 miles of route. As it has expanded, encompassing elements of light rail, heavy underground metro and higher speed suburban operations, the system needs updating.
This lecture will describe the delivery of the first programme of major infrastructure renewals, including how the Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) has transformed the capabilities of its infrastructure team to become a capital project delivery team. Simultaneously the operating company, DB Regio Tyne & Wear, has led the refurbishment of the rolling stock fleet.
Attend this event to:
- Hear how challenges and unexpected engineering issues have been overcome
- See the step change in the metro's customer facing environment
- Understand how the smart ticket system has become the largest of its kind outside of London
- Richard McClean, Managing Director, DB Regio Tyne & Wear
- Raymond Johnstone, Director of Rail and Infrastructure, Nexus
Registration with refreshments will take place from 17.15.
The lecture will begin at 18.00 and conclude at approximately 19.30.
There will also be a networking drinks reception that follows the lecture.