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Families are advised plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning to school next week. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear when they start to gradually re-open from Monday 8 March.  The extra buses are on top…
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Metro drivers step on board a full-size replica of their new trains
Metro drivers are getting to step on-board a full-size replica of their new trains that are due to start arriving next year.  A detailed mock-up of the new Metro cab, which is fully fitted out, has been built to assist with workforce familiarisation – a key part of the design process for the new £…
The Tanfield Railway
Heritage railway get a boost from Metro’s £70m depot project
The £70m project to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has delivered a welcome boost to a leading north east heritage railway. More than 20 tons of used track equipment from Nexus’ Gosforth depot have been donated to the Tanfield Railway, which runs from Sunniside in Gateshead to East Tanfield…
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Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot
Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle.  The new Metro depot will be home to the new train fleet over the coming years, heralding a…
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Government urged to provide further support for public transport
The Government has been urged to provide further financial support for local bus and Metro services in North East England while they continue to recover from the impact of lockdown. Leaders of city-regions across the country have written a joint letter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve…
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New smartphone app showcases £70m rebuild of Gosforth Metro depot
A new smartphone app has been launched to keep the community up to date with the £70m project to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro Depot.  VolkerFitzpatrick, the contractor appointed by Stadler to build the new depot at Gosforth in Newcastle, has developed the app to give those living and working…
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Shields Ferry service suspended until further notice
The Shields Ferry is to remain closed until further notice while repairs are carried out at its North landing. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, has halted the service as a safety precaution due to the added impact of bad weather conditions. A half hourly…
Overhead line works
Metro major line closure: Works start on Monday 15 February
Nexus is starting its most intense programmes of maintenance and modernisation for almost five years packed into a 14-day closure of a Metro line through the centre of Newcastle. The work will allow the renewal of up to 16,000 metres of vital overhead power line to prepare the system for the…
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Extra patrols to promote face coverings rule on the bus network
A new initiative has been launched to encourage compliance with the face coverings rule on the local bus network. Extra staff have been deployed by Nexus to ensure that customers are wearing masks on their journeys, unless they are legally exempt.  Northumbria Police will be supporting the…
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