The juddering, much beloved Tyne and Wear Metro is due to be refurbished with a fleet of new carriages, and a wide ranging public consultation will take into account everything from seating layouts to wifi availability.
A series of pop-up labs have been set up to crowdsource the best ideas for the Metro’s future, which has been running across the North East since 1980.
Anybody is welcome to share their ideas and experiences at the pop-up labs, whether they are current Metro users or not, but with economical, environmentally conscious public transport topping the list of future projects for cities across the world, the little yellow trains of the Metro could point the direction for schemes across the world.
Nexus, who runs the metro, are working with Newcastle University to facilitate the design ideas.
– Gateshead Interchange – Friday 11 November, 14:30-18:30
– The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland – Friday 18 November, 11:00-15:00
– Tynemouth Market – Sunday 20 November, 9:00-16:00
– Newcastle Airport – Thursday 24 November (on trains during the day)
– intu Eldon Square – Saturday 26 November, 11:00-15:00