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Colin Bell (North East LEP)

Created by Colin Bell (North East LEP), 22nd August 2018


Nexus, the company that owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, is currently seeking to procure three contracts worth around £500m as part of its Fleet Replacement Programme.

Opportunities for North East businesses

The highly anticipated replacement of the 90+ Metro car trail fleet represents a huge opportunity for North East businesses. Here at the North East LEP, we’d love to see as many North East businesses as possible get involved, so we can utilise local skills and capabilities, and ensure the next generation of Metro benefit from local innovations.  

Meet the prime contractors

On Monday 8 October the North East LEP, in partnership with Nexus, has arranged a special event for local suppliers to meet the prime contractors bidding for these contracts. Covering construction, manufacture and maintenance, each contract will require a wide range of suppliers from software to subsystems. You can find out more about all the available opportunities by visiting

How we can help?

The three contracts are incredibly important to the North East. Not only will they provide a vital upgrade to the transport infrastructure, they also represent a boost to local businesses who can fulfil many of the £500m worth of requirements. We’re working with partners RTC North, NEPIC, Generator and the North East Automotive Alliance, to help eligible businesses get ready to supply and fulfil the prime contractors’ requirement.

Sign up to attend

You can find out more information about the event and register to attend by visiting We’d love to see you there.

Colin Bell (North East LEP)

Created by Colin Bell (North East LEP), 1 year ago, [last edited 1 year ago]

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