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The Tyne and Wear Metro operates a fleet of 90 trains, numbered 4001–4090, built by Metro-Cammell at their plant in Washwood Heath, Birmingham. The trains are two-car articulated units; each have three bogies, one at each end of the unit and the third in the centre, with a short articulated section. Units usually operate in multiple, with two two-car units making up a service train. The first units to be built were two prototypes, numbers 4001 and 4002, which were delivered in 1975; the production units, numbers 4003–4090 were delivered between 1978 and 1981.

Units have a maximum speed of 50mph (80kph). Current is collected from overhead catenary by pantograph, at 1500Vdc.

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When first delivered, trains carried a yellow and white livery. Several variations have been used since, and the current livery consists of red, green or blue carriage sides, yellow cab ends with a diagonal upward yellow 'swoosh' on the body sides behind the cab, yellow doors and matt black cab end window surrounds. Some trains carry earlier variations of this livery, 'heritage' liveries or all-over adverts.

Fleet list

Last updated: 25th February 2008
Fleet updates are always welcome—contact TheTrams.co.uk to help keep this information up-to-date
Thanks to tez492 for up-to-date information

Select a unit number for pictures
Unit numberNameLivery
4001 Tyne and Wear PTE yellow and white 'heritage' livery
4002 overall advert for Tyne and Wear Metro website (yellow base)
4003 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4004 green/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4005 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4006 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4007 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4008 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4009 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4010 maroon/yellow
4011 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4012 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4013 maroon/yellow
4014 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4015 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4016 § blue/yellow with yellow doors
4017 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4018 green/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4019 maroon/yellow
4020 overall advert for Modern Apprenticeships
4021 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4022 § maroon/yellow
4023 green/yellow with yellow doors
4024 blue/yellow
4025 green/yellow
4026 §George Stephensonmaroon/yellow
4027 § North Eastern Railway 'heritage' livery
4028 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4029 § blue/yellow
4030 maroon/yellow
4031 blue/yellow
4032 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4033 maroon/yellow
4034 maroon/yellow
4035 blue/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4036 green/yellow
4037 § maroon/yellow
4038 § overall advert for Frank (anti-drugs campaign)
4039 blue/yellow
4040 overall advert for Cut Your CO2 Day
4041 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4042 overall advert for Metro Radio (blue base)
4043 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4044 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4045 overall advert for Newcastle Racecourse (green base)
4046 § maroon/yellow
4047 § blue/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4048 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4049 § overall advert for Kidd and Spoor Harper solicitors (blue base)
4050 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4051 § green/yellow with yellow doors
4052 § maroon/yellow
4053 blue/yellow
4054 blue/yellow with yellow doors
4055 variation of blue/yellow livery advertising European Union funding
4056 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4057 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4058 blue/yellow
4059 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4060 § maroon/yellow
4061 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4062 green/yellow
4063 maroon/yellow
4064 §Michael Campbellmaroon/yellow with yellow doors
4065 §Dame Catherine Cooksonmaroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4066 blue/yellow
4067 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4068 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4069 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4070 maroon/yellow
4071 maroon/yellow
4072 blue/yellow
4073 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4074 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4075 blue/yellow
4076 blue yellow with yellow doors, new version
4077Robert Stephensonmaroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4078 §Ellen Wilkinsonmaroon/yellow
4079 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4080 § overall advert for South Shields Market
4081 blue/yellow
4082 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors
4083 blue/yellow
4084 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4085 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4086 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4087 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4088 § maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4089 maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4090 maroon/yellow

§ Fitted with electronic destination blinds

Liveries:

maroon/yellow, green/yellow, blue/yellow = maroon, green or blue body; yellow cab ends; yellow diagonal section at end of driving end of carriage sides; Metro 'M' logo on lower half of passenger doors within a yellow triangle: example of standard livery
…with yellow doors = as above but with all-yellow passenger doors; Metro 'M' logo on lower half of passenger doors within triangle (black outline): example of revised livery with yellow doors
…new version = as above but with matt black cab window surround; Metro 'M' logo on side of carriage between sets of passenger doors: example of latest livery

Ancillary vehicles

The Tyne and Wear Metro also have a number of ancillary and engineering vehicles, including the following:

NumberTypeLivery
BL1Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
BL2Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
BL3Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
BL1Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
BL2Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
BL3Hunslet battery electric locomotivegreen
 

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