Client Haymarket Metro Station
The £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme is a major scheme of investment to ensure Tyne and Wear has a reliable Metro system for many decades to come. The 11 year programme will see stations modernised, trains refurbished and miles of new tracks and cables installed and is one of the most important transport infrastructure projects in North East England.
Working with Arup and Nexus, Tyne & Wear’s Passenger Transport Executive, Wood and Wood were appointed to manufacture the station signage for Newcastle Metro’s newly refurbished Haymarket Station
The very fact that Haymarket is the deepest underground station on the Metro System proved a challenge in its own right. Added to that the relentless demands of a transport environment meant that all signs needed to be Class 0 fire rated and manufactured to a high specification.
With an expected 6 million passengers a year, the signage scheme comprises a range of passenger wayfinding and platform information signs. The platform signs were constructed using honeycomb core aluminium panels and extruded stainless steel with suspended fixings so they are able to withstand the impact of the train speeds. They complement the internal vitreous signs bearing the stations yellow and black livery consistently carried across all mediums.
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