A “pop-up” lab will be staged in the Customs House, South Shields on Wednesday from noon until 5pm.
The session aims to give people the chance to have their say in helping to shape the new design of the Metrocars.
Seating, layout and wi-fi availability are all set to come under scrutiny throughout the consultation.
Simon Bowen, who leads the project for Open Lab, said: “In Metro Futures we want to have a conversation about how future Metrocars can fit the needs of people for decades to come. We’re taking this conversation across the region with a series of pop-up labs where we’re asking people to share what is important about Metro today and explore the Metro of tomorrow.”
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Nexus, who owns the Metro are working with Newcastle University’s Open Lab to host the sessions where people will also have the chance to share their experiences of using the Metro.
People can also have a say by visiting metrofutures.org.uk