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Help Shape Metro's Grand Design

Newcastle University is leading a major project to help design the next generation of Metrocars for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

People of the North East are being asked to help design the next generation of Metrocars as part of an ambitious £1 billion bid to upgrade the trains, infrastructure and signalling over the next 20 years.

Nexus, which owns Metro, is finalising a bid to the Department for Transport to help fund a new generation of trains plus associated infrastructure that will meet the needs of customers for decades to come.

As part of this, Nexus have asked experts at Newcastle University’s Open Lab to lead a series of events at which the public will be challenged to help design the Metrocars of the future.

This will look at questions such as seating layouts, space for prams and wheelchairs and facilities such as wifi and passenger information.

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