Sunday 15th October 2017
5 Metro Stations To Get An Upgrade On The Airport Line
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out modernisation work at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle which will bring improvements in access for passengers with disabilities.
The £300,000 scheme will see Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and Wansbeck Road stations undergo a range of modernisation works to improve accessibility, security and energy efficiency.
The work has already begun, last week, and will complete by February next year without any closures to the stations at all in that time.
This latest programme of work follows on from rebranding of the airport line stations in 2013, which involved the installation of new vitreous enamel panels and way finding signage in Metro’s new colour scheme.
Accessibility improvements in the forthcoming scheme will include the installation of dual handrails, tactile paving and anti-slip surfacing on the stairs and on platforms.
New seating, which includes benches and renewed perch seats, and brighter lighting will also be installed making the stations more modern and fit for the future. The new lighting will be LED bulbs which are more energy efficient and cost effective allowing Nexus to manage its budget and bring greater lighting to stations.
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