The Tyne and Wear Metro system is being protected by fire systems from Advanced. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, upgraded fire panels at 50 locations on the system, including 21 stations and at other key pieces of its infrastructure including relay rooms, vent shafts and other operational buildings.
Many of the busiest sub-surface Metro stations in the centre of Newcastle and Gateshead were part of the installation work, including Monument Metro station which is used by ten million passengers a year. The project was part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme, which involves the refurbishment of Metro stations, trains, and other key infrastructure in an eleven year programme.
The fire panels which have been installed on the Tyne and Wear Metro are MxPro 5 models, compatible with multiple external components. The contract for the installation was awarded to Veale Nixon, who selected The Dante Group to supply and commission the fire alarm systems. As Advanced partners, The Dante Group selected the MxPro 5 Panels which can be used in single loop, single panel format or configured into 200 panel networks. The panels installed in the metro stations vary from two-loop to four-loop panels depending on the station size.