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  • ballast train

    £22m Metro modernisation between Byker and Tynemouth

    19 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to spend more than £22m in the comprehensive modernisation of the route between Byker and Tynemouth in spring 2011. This huge programme will mean a Major Line Closure of 23 days from Saturday March 12 to Sunday April 3, plus a series of...
  • Architext view of new bridge

    Benton Metro footbridge removed

    5 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is replacing the footbridge which crosses the lines at Benton Metro station this Sunday, January 9, as part of its plans to modernise the station. The plans for Benton include the dismantling of the old footbridge linking the north and south...
  • Bill Jackson

    Nexus says farewell to popular Shields Ferry manager

    29 December 2010
    Nexus has said farewell to a former shipyard worker who for 15 years has taken charge of maintaining the iconic cross-Tyne Shields Ferry Service. Bill Jackson, the Chief Fitter on board the Shields Ferry, has retired and got a terrific send off from fellow crew members when he left. Bill has been...
  • BTP Sunderland

    Christmas crackdown on anti-social behaviour on the railways in North East.

    13 December 2010
    British Transport Police have launched an operation to combat anti-social behaviour in railway stations and on trains throughout the festive season, and to mark the launch are undertaking a night of action across stations in the North East. Operation Garland is a region-wide initiative which will...
  • Cable theft

    Suspected railway cable thief arrested in Sunderland.

    10 December 2010
    Officers from British Transport Police's dedicated cable squad have arrested a man on suspicion of the theft of copper cable after a large amount of railway cable was discovered in his garage. Officers have arrested the 40-year-old man at his home address in Hedon in Sunderland. The man has been...
  • Howden

    Howdon and Meadow Well Metro stations get bright new look.

    1 December 2010
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has unveiled plans to modernise Howdon and Meadow Well stations. The two stations will be made brighter and cleaner with completely new finishes in a project during spring 2011. The stations, used by 1.3 million passengers a year, are the first...
  • BTP

    British Transport Police crack down on antisocial behaviour in Sunderland

    25 November 2010
    British Transport Police have launched an operation to combat antisocial behaviour in railway stations and on trains throughout the next few months. Operation Nightowl will take place on the rail network in Sunderland on Friday 26 November from 20.00 till 00.00, and will aim to tackle anti-social...
  • Meeting table.

    ITA approves Metro fare increases for 2011

    25 November 2010
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority today (Thursday) agreed Nexus proposals which will see Metro fares go up for the first time in two years. Some fares are also being removed to simplify the fare structure ahead of the introduction of new ticket machines and Smartcard technology, it...
  • Architect's image of new Benton bridge

    Major work starts on new Benton footbridge

    24 November 2010
    The main phase of construction for a new footbridge including lifts at Benton Metro station has started.   The work means that the only access to Platform 2 at the station (from Newcastle and towards the Coast) is from Platform 1 and over the old footbridge for around two weeks.   People going to...