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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
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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 Stephenson maroon/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 Campbell maroon/yellow with yellow doors
4065 § Dame Catherine Cookson maroon/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
4077 Robert Stephenson maroon/yellow with yellow doors, new version
4078 § Ellen Wilkinson maroon/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
BL1 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green
BL2 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green
BL3 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green
BL1 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green
BL2 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green
BL3 Hunslet battery electric locomotive green

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