Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you about the electrification of Howdon Satellite Depot and tracks.
Nexus, which owns and operates Metro, are embarking on a key phase in the £20million project to design and build a satellite depot in Howdon.

We would like to inform you of the installation of 1500 volt DC cables, and subsequent
energisation due to take place from 17 July 2020.

Live overhead lines/cables on railways are highly dangerous,and have the potential to kill or
cause serious injuries. Anyone entering on to the Depot site, without prior consent, are liable to these dangers and to prosecution.

We enclose a copy of the notices to be placed on site warning any unauthorised personnel of the dangers of electrified railways.

We would appreciate your acknowledgement of receipt of this letter and documentation.
If you require further information about the Depot then please do not hesitate to contact us
further. If you have any questions or concerns then please contact Rebecca Ditchburn, Nexus Community Relations Officer on 0191 20 20 747 or via email

Railway Electrification – PPT

Yours faithfully

Customer Services Director