Nexus unveils new design for £362m fleet of Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Nexus said the new Metro fleet is set to enter service in 2023 Credit: Nexus

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has unveiled a new design for its £362 million fleet of trains.

The company has described the new look as a 'vibrant yellow colour scheme' and has now launched a public consultation on the interior design possibilities.

The new colour scheme is a nod to the Metro’s iconic yellow PTE livery when the system first opened 40 years ago.

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Nexus said the new Metro fleet, which is being built by the Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, is set to enter service in 2023.