DB Regio Tyne and Wear Ltd is part of the Arriva train group. Arriva is a major train operator in the UK, with more than a decade’s experience in providing passenger rail services and sharing strong relationships with our customers, transport bodies and tendering authorities.
DB Regio Tyne and Wear Ltd started operating Tyne and Wear Metro on 1 April 2010.
Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail network of 60 stations used by 40 million passengers a year, serving Newcastle, Sunderland and the surrounding area in the north east of England. It was the UK’s first modern light rail service. The seven-year contract, operated on behalf of Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, covers delivery of the train service, fleet maintenance and modernisation of all trains, plus day-to-day station management.