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  • Direct Metro trains for the Wear-Tyne derby match

    30 March 2015
    There will be direct Metro services for Newcastle United supporters travelling to the Stadium of Light this Sunday, 5 April, for the Wear-Tyne derby match. The trains are being provided at the request of Northumbria Police as part of the policing operation on the day of the game. These direct Metro...
  • Board game for Byker is a giant new artwork for Metro

    27 March 2015
    A board game taking players on a journey of discovery through Byker takes pride of place at the local Metro station from today (Saturday 28 March). Artists Michael Crilly and Chris Morton created the game as the centrepiece of the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro station, titled ‘The Point of...
  • New escalators for Heworth and Gateshead

    18 March 2015
    Nexus has completed the modernisation of escalators at two of the busiest Metro stations south of the Tyne. A total of eight new escalators have been installed at Gateshead and Heworth Interchanges as part of the £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The new escalators replace original ‘...
  • Nexus staff feature in 'Apprentice Greats'

    11 March 2015
    A new book about local business leaders who began their careers as apprentices features three senior staff from Nexus. The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) unveiled its ‘Apprentice Greats’ book at a glittering launch event on Monday 9 March. The book, sponsored by Gateshead College and...
  • Apprenticeship scheme attracts more women

    11 March 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has seen a higher number of women apply for its engineering apprenticeship scheme – with the recruitment process running until March 31. Hundreds have applied for the training so far, double the number of females compared to last year, with...
  • Jarrow bus station refurbishment completed

    5 March 2015
    Nexus has completed a project to refurbish Jarrow bus station. The £120,000 scheme includes improvements to passenger waiting areas, lighting and security. Nexus, which manages Jarrow bus station, has installed five new modern bus shelters to replace the two 20-year-old ‘tunnels’ that previously...
  • Job seekers' travel scheme is hailed a success

    4 March 2015
    A scheme which provides job seekers in Tyne and Wear with free journeys on public transport has been hailed a success in helping people to get back into work. The Job Seekers’ Travel Voucher Scheme provides bus and Metro journeys to get to and from job interviews and training courses. The £133,000...
  • Nexus wins a national award for Taxicard service

    2 March 2015
    Saving money while protecting a lifeline service for disabled people has won public body Nexus a national award for excellence in procurement. The Taxicard scheme is used by more than 3,000 members in Tyne and Wear who get discounted taxi travel to get to shops, leisure activities and health...
  • Combined Authority wins benefits for local people from new rail franchises

    27 February 2015
    The North East Combined Authority has welcomed ‘Invitations to Tender’ for the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises published today, promising a better deal for passengers, additional journeys across the region and new local accountability for how services are delivered. The neca has...
  • Metro bosses welcome Chancellor’s support for new trains

    27 February 2015
    Transport bosses in the North East have welcomed support from the Chancellor George Osborne as they develop plans for an essential new Metro train fleet. Mr Osborne, who was visiting the region today, said:  “We are inviting local authorities to present a business case for future investment in the...