To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to allocate funding from the public purse for new rolling stock for the Tyne and Wear Metro.
4 February 2020
I am pleased to confirm the Government remains absolutely committed to investing £337 million to replace the Tyne & Wear Metro’s nearly 40-year-old rolling stock with modern energy-efficient trains.
Last week, Nexus confirmed their preferred bidder to deliver 42 new Metro trains. These are set to transform journeys, providing more comfortable seats and better information for millions of passengers who use the network.