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    Apprentices get behind the wheel of a Metro vehicle

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has given its new apprentices the chance to get first-hand experience of operating multi-million pound railway maintenance equipment. Ten first year apprentices, who are part of the three-year Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme, got the chance to...
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    Heritage railway gets Metro level crossing lights

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has donated a set of level crossing stop lights to one of the North’s most well-known heritage railways. The Wensleydale Railway in North Yorkshire, which is run by volunteers, has been given a used set of red stop lights from...
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    Metro driver turns counsellor after fatal accident

    7 January 2015
    A Metro driver who was involved in a fatal collision while in the cab of his train has trained as a counsellor to help colleagues who find themselves in the same position. Alan Hudson, a Metro driver for 14 years, decided to become a counsellor as a way of coping with the trauma of an incident five...
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    New zone-by-zone prices for annual MetroSavers

    6 January 2015
    Metro passengers who buy annual MetroSavers can now buy tickets priced zone-by-zone for annual season tickets, offering cheaper travel for thousands of commuters. The zonal MetroSavers are now on sale exclusively from all Nexus Travelshops.  They will be available from all Metro station ticket...
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    Nexus looks to recruit ten new apprentices

    23 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has embarked on a third consecutive year of apprentice recruitment for its rail engineering section. A total of ten apprentices are being sought to join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme in the autumn of 2015. Nexus expanded the scheme in 2013...
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    Nexus keep transport hubs safe from sex offenders

    23 December 2014
    Customer service workers at Nexus are playing a key role in keeping public transport hubs safe from sex offenders. The Nexus staff have appeared in a new national training video, commissioned by the independent charity Leisurewatch, on how to spot the characteristics and actions of potential...
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    New warning lights for Metro level crossings

    17 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed an £800,000 project to improve safety at Metro level crossings – including the introduction of warning lights for pedestrians. Five level crossings, which are maintained by Nexus, have received a series of safety...
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    Record sales for Metro's corporate travel scheme

    15 December 2014
    Employers are signing up for a staff travel scheme on Tyne and Wear Metro in record numbers after the Corporate MetroSaver ticket scheme was extended earlier this year, allowing smaller companies with fewer staff to sign up. As a result, Nexus has seen a rise in the number of enquiries and...
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    Nexus sets the standard in good financial management

    15 December 2014
    Nexus is in the top 1% of public bodies when it comes to managing its accounts efficiently, it has been announced. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been marked out for praise by the Government-appointed Audit Commission for the speed with which it was able to publish fully...
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    Art at Byker lifts lid on the secret etiquette of travel

    11 December 2014
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a striking new light on the etiquette of travelling by public transport. The work by Cecilia Stenbom, Unspoken, explores the personal preferences and hang-ups we all have when using buses and Metro.  The finished 11-metre long work weaves the...