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  • Architect impression of Chillingham Road Metro Station

    Nexus reveals plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro Station

    10 March 2011
    NEXUS REVEALS PLANS FOR THE MODERNISATION OF CHILLINGHAM ROAD METRO STATION Nexus has today revealed plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro station, giving an insight into what the redeveloped station will look like. Refurbishment of the station will start on Saturday, 12 March 2011...
  • Rebecca Ditchburn talks to Whitehouse Primary School

    Getting the safety message across to schools

    9 March 2011
    Pupils at 18 schools near Metro are getting special lessons on safety ahead of the Major Line Closure between Byker and Tynemouth. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is targeting the schools in Newcastle and North Tyneside with the message: ‘stay off the tracks to stay safe’. Rebecca Ditchburn,...
  • Old North Shields BR Station

    Oldest commuter railway in the world

    9 March 2011
    The Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields can claim to be the oldest dedicated commuter railway anywhere in the world. It was first opened to trains in June 1839 – 172 years ago – by the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company, creating a route from the growing coastal towns...
  • CCTV camera at station

    High security for Metro sites

    9 March 2011
    A ring of security patrols, mobile CCTV and police operations will protect Metro during the Major Line Closure. The measures will keep the 11km of track between Byker and Tynemouth secure from trespassers and cable thieves. Ken Mackay, Nexus Director of Rail and Infrastructure explained: “The...
  • Passengers boarding bus

    Local bus services are changing

    1 March 2011
    Nexus is making big changes to the local bus services it provides in Newcastle and North Tyneside using funds from local authorities. More than a dozen new or improved routes will be launched from Sunday 27 March, improving local links to shops, health services and places of work. The new services...
  • Artist impression of new Howdon Metro Station

    Drop-in session for residents in Howdon

    28 February 2011
    NEXUS TO HOST PUBLIC DROP-IN SESSION ABOUT MODERNISATION WORKS AT HOWDON IN NORTH TYNESIDE Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is holding a drop-in session for residents of Howdon to find out more about plans to modernise Howdon Metro station and works taking place there during the...
  • new bridge at Benton

    Nexus installs new footbridge at Benton

    3 March 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, installed the new footbridge at Benton Metro station in the early hours of Thursday, 3 March. Work will now take place over the coming weeks to install cabling, lighting and build a second lift tower before the bridge can be opened at the end of...
  • Pop card - under 16 design

    Parents warned: Don't miss out on Under 16 Card renewal

    22 February 2011
    Parents are being warned they have just a few days left to renew their children’s Nexus Under 16 travel card for free. Nexus is replacing around 60,000 Under 16 Cards in Tyne and Wear to new Pop smart cards. The deadline for free renewal in Monday, 28 February – after this date parents will be...
  • Nexus' Director General, Bernard Garner with Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

    Nexus scores double success at the UK Rail Awards

    21 February 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped two prizes at the prestigious UK Rail Business Awards in London. Nexus won in the station excellence category for the £20m Haymarket redevelopment in the centre of Newcastle and in the PR category for the campaign to...

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