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  • Nexus invests in new tracks for QEII Metro bridge

    14 April 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne Wear Metro, is to carry out a multi-million pound project to replace the tracks on the QEII Metro bridge which spans the River Tyne. The work, which forms part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme, involves replacing two 400...
  • Metro offers perfect platform to launch a small business

    14 April 2015
    Entrepreneurs ready to take their fledgling business ideas to the next level are being encouraged to consider the benefits of setting up shop on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Whilst many might still associate Metro with the traditional newsagent, over the last five years the increased demand for...
  • 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...

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