Tyne and Wear Metro
4 August - No trains will run systemwide after about 10.30pm until about mid morning on 5 August (times vary depending on location). Replacement buses will only be running between Four Lane Ends and Monument (via Whitley Bay).

Taken from the Service Status page.
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UPDATE: Ticket acceptace has been extended to bus 56 and 9.

We currently have no trains running between Monument and South Shields in both directions due to a power fault. We have ticket acceptance on the following Go North East services: 27, X10, 58, Q1 and Q2. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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Just read on another forum that 4082 and 4033 have lost Emirates livery. They are now back in standard livery. Also some major work is being done to 4040 so I expect that will also lose Emirates livery.
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South Shields to Chichester closed for 5 weeks

https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metro...ct-1-nov-3
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(11/09/2018, 13:37)citaro5284 Wrote: South Shields to Chichester closed for 5 weeks

https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metro...ct-1-nov-3

With Chichester Platform 2 shut from November to August 2019.
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Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/five-...etro-fleet
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(17/09/2018, 14:37)S813 FVK Wrote: Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/five-...etro-fleet

 


If anyone i would want Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd, they build decent trains like
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(17/09/2018, 15:20)Michael Wrote:  


If anyone i would want Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd, they build decent trains like

Not forgetting the impact on the area, presuming Newton Aycliffe would be the location for building them.

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/tran...ssion=true

The media are picking up on the story too.
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I'm hoping for something S8-eque.
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744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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(17/09/2018, 15:20)Michael Wrote:  


If anyone i would want Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd, they build decent trains like

Wouldn't mind bombardier either like
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(17/09/2018, 14:37)S813 FVK Wrote: Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/five-...etro-fleet

For those who don't know the companies bidding to build the new Metro trains, NEXUS have kindly put a PDF together for the companies and what their recent contracts were - https://nexus.org.uk/sites/default/files..._fleet.pdf
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(20/10/2018, 13:02)Michael Wrote: For those who don't know the companies bidding to build the new Metro trains, NEXUS have kindly put a PDF together for the companies and what their recent contracts were - https://nexus.org.uk/sites/default/files..._fleet.pdf

I think they should keep it local and go with Hitachi, could go with a promotional tagline like "Built in the North East, For the people of the North East".
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(21/10/2018, 00:32)Malarkey Wrote: I think they should keep it local and go with Hitachi, could go with a promotional tagline like "Built in the North East, For the people of the North East".

I'd quite like something Overground-esque. I really like the Bombadier units. Saying that, CAF units I've used in Spain on a regular basis are always quite nice and feel very sturdy.
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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Are the Christmas Extra services running this year between Sunderland and St. James?
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(21/10/2018, 13:10)8222 Wrote: I'd quite like something Overground-esque. I really like the Bombadier units. Saying that, CAF units I've used in Spain on a regular basis are always quite nice and feel very sturdy.

I think there needs to be a balance with the seating units. 
Linear type seating works for short hops. Painful for longer stuff. 

I've done the CAF 463 and whatever the commuter trains are in Mallorca. 
Both decent enough rides and get what you say about being sturdy, but the CAF 493 interior was horrendous. 
Genuinely struggled to find a seat with a decent seating arrangement.
Worse than the early Citaro's!

Have yet to do any Hitachi stuff. Always manage to evade me.
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Metro to get an extra £900,000 in funding to prevent passenger delays
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...t-15317345
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https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...e-15324725

Passengers evacuated from Metro after smoke seen coming from underneath train


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Does the 900 serve St. James?
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(05/11/2018, 18:28)S830OFT Wrote: Does the 900 serve St. James?

I think it starts at Newgate Street near the Gate
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(05/11/2018, 19:15)Tom Wrote: I think it starts at Newgate Street near the Gate

Yes, officially outside of St Andrew's Church. Some drivers will drop off directly outside of St James' Park, however.
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