Five firms have been chosen for work on the £350M upgrade of the Tyne and Wear metro.
Local passenger transport body Nexus appointed the companies to a four-year technical and commercial consultancy services framework.
They will compete in mini competitions for work on the upgrade programme – which features new tracks, power lines, revamped stations and refurbished trains.
The selected firms are:
- WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Capita Property & Infrastructure
- Ove Arup & Partners International
- Arcadis Consulting
The metro links Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and other parts of the region.