New video shows how Metro modernisation work has reached the £300m mark

A new video has been released showing how modernisation work on Tyne and Wear Metro has passed the £300m mark.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, had the video made to highlight the sheer number of schemes which have been completed since the all change modernisation programme began

Since 2010, Nexus has been carrying out the modernisation of Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including tracks, stations and trains, to secure the long term future of the service, which is used by 36 million passengers a year.

The Metro all change modernisation programme began in March 2010 when the Government allocated Nexus a total of £350m for the project.

The investment in Metro’s infrastructure will continue over the next two years – and Nexus remains in dialogue with the Department for Transport (DfT) about the need to extend the modernisation programme beyond 2021.