Proposed new look for Metro Control room with a bank of new plasma screens
Metro control room to get £12m investment in new technology
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room is to undergo a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is installing a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
Tyne Dock
Nexus completes refurbishment work at Tyne Dock Metro station
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £350,000 refurbishment scheme at Tyne Dock Metro station in South Tyneside - improving the access for passengers with disabilities. The work has brought Tyne Dock up to modern standards of disabled access and…
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Modernisation work completed at five Airport line Metro stations
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £300,000 modernisation scheme at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The work saw Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus hosts market industry day for Metro train manufacturers
Train manufacturers from across the globe have been in the region today as the race hots up to design and build a new fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has hosted a market industry event at The Sage Gateshead to explain more about its exciting…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Bidders invited to design and build a new Metro fleet
Train builders from around the world have been formally invited to qualify to bid for combined contracts to design, build and maintain a new fleet and depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, today officially started the process by issuing a Selection…
Nexus Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre
Nexus' £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields gets the green light
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has got the green light to build an £8.4m railway skills centre in South Shields town centre. The Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre will be a state-of-art, bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range…
artist impression of new Metro train
Funding for a new Metro fleet: A message from Nexus
The Government has today announced funding for a new Metro train fleet, in the form of a commitment to provide £337 million made in the Chancellor’s budget speech. I don’t need to tell you how important this is for Metro, public transport in North East England and our whole economy. I would like to…
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North East bid to be national testbed for 5G trial based round Metro
Plans to position the North East as a key focus for the UK’s 5G revolution have been unveiled and will form the basis of a proposal to locate a national testbed here in the region. The North East Combined Authority (NECA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Nexus, the Digital…
Artists image of new transport hub main entrance
All systems go for new transport hub in South Shields
Plans for a new Metro and bus interchange in the centre of South Shields are on schedule to start in the spring of 2018. And a new series of artist’s impressions show what the new bus and Metro concourses will look like when they are completed. The development, which forms part of a £100m town…
Staff and conytractors with the new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road
Metro's new £5m bridge is installed at Killingworth Road
The new £5m Killingworth Road Metro bridge has been installed in one of the biggest engineering projects in Metro’s history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is replacing the bridge which serves one of Metro’s busiest routes that connects Newcastle and North…