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  • The £30m refurbishment of Metro's train fleet reaches the halfway mark

    26 February 2014
    The £30m modernisation of Tyne and Wear Metro trains has reached the halfway mark, with the project on schedule to be completely finished by May 2015. Extensive refurbishment work has been completed on a total of 43 Metro cars, which are now back in service, with a further 43 set to be ready by...
  • Cost of Metro Gold Card to be cut from £25 to £12 from April 1

    24 February 2014
    The price of a Metro Gold Card is to be reduced, from £25 to £12 for anyone buying the ticket from 1 April 2014. The new price reflects the fact that the Metro Gold Cards are much easier to buy and use. The Gold Card is now being sold as a smartcard product which can be uploaded directly on to a...
  • Court sentences man for attacking Nexus employee

    20 February 2014
    Nexus said today that attacks against members of its staff will not be tolerated, after a man was sentenced by the courts for assaulting a public transport researcher while they were on duty. The attack, which took place on board a bus in Newcastle on 25 August last year, saw a Nexus worker...
  • Metro investment reaches £150m milestone

    17 February 2014
    More than £150m has now been put into modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro since the ‘all change’ investment programme began in 2010. Cllr David Wood, Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, this week marked the milestone by meeting Nexus engineers and contractors carrying out...
  • Nexus up for four national rail awards

    4 February 2014
    Nexus has been shortlisted in a record four categories at this month’s prestigious UK Rail Business Awards, recognising its commitment to innovation, investment in staff and a good relationship with local people. The public body, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been recognised...
  • Nexus invests an extra £100,000 to prevent low rail adhesion

    31 January 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing an extra £100,000 in the clearance of trackside vegetation across the system in a bid to reduce incidents of low rail adhesion in autumn 2014. The extra resources will be ploughed into cutting back more trees and shrubbery...
  • Better bus shelters for North Shields town centre

    30 January 2014
    People catching a bus from North Shields are feeling the benefit of investment by Nexus to improve shelters in the town centre, including better lighting and CCTV security. A new 23-metre shelter for the busy bus stops in Bedford Street meets the standard seen at town centre bus stations in Tyne...
  • Metro passengers feel the benefit of contactless payment

    13 January 2014
    More than 20,000 Metro passengers are enjoying the benefit of contactless card payment at ticket machines, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, introduced Paywave contactless technology to its 225 new ticket machines earlier this year. And it has proved a hit with...
  • Nexus to invest £35m in Metro modernisation in 2014

    9 January 2014
    Nexus plans to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2014, but passengers will not see any major line closures planned on weekdays. The bulk of the modernisation work next year will be carried out at weekends and during the night, meaning less disruption for commuters. There will not be a...
  • Nexus launches hunt for 10 new apprentices

    2 January 2014
    Nexus has launched a hunt for 10 new apprentices to join its rail engineering section from autumn 2014. Applications open on 1 January and are expected to remain open until the end of March as Nexus continues a programme which will see 30 apprentices taken on over three years.  For more details and...

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