The first brand-new Tyne and Wear Metro train made its way from Switzerland to the UK.
Next week, the five-carriage train that was built by Stadler in Switzerland is anticipated to arrive in the North East.
Before it goes into service in the fall, it will need to go through testing and drivers will need to complete training.
Nexus, the operator of the metro system, is investing £362 million in 46 new trains that will be gradually added to the network.
The first train arrived from Europe and the Channel Tunnel on Wednesday, arriving at Dollands Moor freight yard near Folkestone.
The train will be brought to the Gosforth depot, according to Nexus, where the Stadler team will test it there.
Customers won't see it being tested on the Metro network for a few more weeks, they stated, though.
Eight train drivers traveled to a specialized test track in the Czech Republic last week from the North East.
Once they arrive, a total of 177 drivers will need to be trained on the new fleet.
Just one month after transportation officials disclosed a "technical glitch" had caused a delay in the first new train's arrival, the train finally arrived.
Stadler had acknowledged that the train had experienced a problem at the outset of the trip.
According to Nexus, the problem won't have an impact on the "overall program of delivering the new Metro train fleet.".
The new fleet will have phone charging stations, wi-fi, and air conditioning, and it should be 30% more energy-efficient than the existing stock.