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Life-size replica of new Metro train on display at the Stephenson Steam Railway

A full-sized replica of the new Tyne and Wear Metro train has gone on public display for the very first time.

The detailed cab mock-up is being exhibited at the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside.

It will give visitors of all ages the chance to see inside the new Metro train’s driver cab. Features include the full cab layout, the driver’s seat, a dashboard, and an exterior with the iconic yellow Metro livery and destination displays.

Public warned over level crossing misuse

Network Rail is warning of the dangers of deliberately misusing the railway following a series of incidents at Broughty Ferry level crossing.

In June, our Summer Rail Safety Campaign was launched to raise awareness of rail safety in communities across Scotland. Unfortunately, during the recent good weather, concerns have been raised at Broughty Ferry due to an increase in incidents of misuse.

Since the start of the year, there have been seven serious incidents of deliberate misuse reported at Broughty Ferry. Worryingly, there were four incidents in two days recently.

MSC announces new rail service

MSC UK has announced a new rail service connecting Mossend in Scotland via Hams Hall, to Felixstowe and London Gateway. 

The new Mossend rail service builds upon MSC UK’s commitment to the Scottish market, customers, and ports, by complementing two existing weekly calls into the ports of Grangemouth and Greenock. 

Tyne and Wear Metro runs free travel offer for children

Family days out this summer and beyond are more affordable than ever, with free travel for children all day, every day on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry.

Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

Over 200,000 free Metro journeys have been enjoyed by children since the price pledge was introduced in January 2020.

Kayleigh Owen is the new Global Service Director for Cost and Commercial Management at Arcadis

Arcadis has appointed Kayleigh Owen as Global Service Director for Cost and Commercial Management (CCM).

Starting her career on the Arcadis graduate scheme, Kayleigh has grown and progressed as part of the company’s CCM community, accruing a wealth of experience working across multiple sectors including infrastructure investment, retail banking, lenders & investors, corporate real estate, health and education.  

Kayleigh has been a consistent champion for CCM as a discipline, as both a service leader for complex programs with global clients, such as HSBC, and a Commission Manager for the ambitious £1billion Transformation Programme at Manchester Airport in the UK.  


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