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    Benton bridge nearly complete - video

    11 April 2011
      Work is nearing completion on a project to build a new footbridge with passenger lifts at Benton Metro – transforming access at the station. Contractors have been installing steps, wiring and lighting to the new bridge since it was winched into place in a delicate overnight operation in March....
  • older people and kids

    Gold Card expiry date information

    7 April 2011
    Nexus has today altered the validity of some Metro Gold Cards to ensure that customers buying a £25 pass will receive 12 months of travel.This means Gold Cards bought since 1 April 2011 will be valid until the end of April 2012. Anyone who has purchased a Gold Card since 1 April with a ‘March 2012...
  • Architect's image of North Shields Station

    North Shields Metro Platform 2 re-open

    7 April 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has re-opened Platform No2 at North Shields Metro station for passengers. The platform, which serves trains to Newcastle via Wallsend, had been closed all week due to the ongoing modernisation work that is taking place. Platform Two was opened...
  • Metro trains at Tynemouth

    Metro re-opens from Byker to Tynemouth

    4 April 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has today (Monday, April 4) re-opened the Metro line for train services between Byker and Tynemouth following a 23-day closure for vital modernisation work. The first trains started running as per the normal Metro timetable from just after 5.30am...
  • man gets travel advice

    Bus passes go 'smart' on Go North East from 1 April

    30 March 2011
    All Go North East buses are now fitted with smartcard readers which check your concessionary bus pass automatically.  From Friday, 1 April, if you hold a national concessionary bus pass, instead of showing it to the driver just place the concessionary pass on the smartcard reader at the front of...
  • cast singing

    Metro - The Musical: See it here now

    24 March 2011
    Metro - The Musical, a celebration of 30 years of our iconic light rail system, gets its world premiere tonight on the BBCk Look North regional news programme. The project has taken six months to complete, from auditioning the best local talent to filming Rapper Sword Dancers dancing inside a Metro...
  • Lisa Johnson and peacock artwork

    Giant new artwork for Gateshead Interchange

    22 March 2011
    An art student’s giant image of a peacock will be seen by thousands of people every day, welcoming passengers to Gateshead Interchange. Lisa Johnson’s peacock design was chosen following an appeal by Nexus for a piece of art to liven up the entrance to the interchange, used by four million people...
  • platform 5 artwork

    National design award for Sunderland station

    18 March 2011
    The £7m modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a national design award. Platform 5, the artwork that is the centrepiece of the new station, was named winner in the Special Projects category at the 2011 Lighting Design Awards in London. The work by Jason Bruges Studio was...
  • ballast trains

    The inside track on Metro modernisation video

    16 March 2011
    Find out more about the progress with the 23-day Metro line closure in this latest video clip which was shot at the Chillingham Road work site on 16 March. The video shows the loading of the ballast which is needed for the replacement of the Metro rails between Byker and Tynemouth. Projects are on...

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