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Nexus wins at the Rail Business Awards
Nexus has received industry recognition at this year's prestigious Rail Business Awards.The event, which highlight the achievements of the best operators in the UK rail industry, saw Nexus win three awards at a ceremony held in Manchester on Thursday 22 February. There were wins for the Metro Flow…
The Prudhoe Street junction in the Metro tunnels between Monument and Haymarket in Newcastle
Metro’s tunnels to undergo £3.4m track replacement scheme
The Metro tunnels beneath Newcastle city centre are to undergo a £3.4m track replacement scheme, ensuring that the busiest part of the network is resilient for many years to come.  We'll be renewing a key junction located in the tunnel between Monument and Haymarket Metro stations.  The…
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Timelapse film showcases the new £70m Gosforth Metro Depot
A new timelapse film has been released to mark the completion of the £70m rebuild of Gosforth Metro Depot.  The footage charts the progress and scale of this major construction project, near Newcastle, from the start date in 2020 through to completion in January this year. The film is…
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Metro major line closure Airport-South Gosforth: 17 to 23 February
A busy section of Metro line between the Airport and South Gosforth is to close for seven days to allow for a major programme of track and overhead line renewal works to be carried out.  Buses will replace trains Airport-South Gosforth from Saturday 17 February to Friday 23 February. The Metro…
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Smart Ticketing Evolution Programme
The way we all pay for everyday items has changed completely in the last decade – and the same is true when it comes to Metro and other public transport tickets.   At Nexus we want to understand how we can best meet the needs of people across the communities we serve, as we design the…
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Metro Flow project wins another major railway industry award
Our Metro Flow project to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro route to South Shields has won another major rail industry award.  The £104m project has scooped outstanding engineering achievement at the Global Light Rail Awards in London.  It’s the second major award for Metro Flow in as many…
A photo of the Metro Flow project in September 2022 at Bill Quay in Gateshead.
Metro Flow named best new rail engineering project in Britain
Nexus’s Metro Flow project to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro route to South Shields has been named the best new rail engineering project in Britain. The £104m project which improves reliability and paves the way for a more frequent service right across Metro was named Major Project of the Year at…
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Metro major line closure: Benton to North Shields 31 July – 4 August
A busy section of Metro line in North Tyneside is to close for five days to allow for a major programme of overhead line renewal work. We are carrying out the major line closure between Benton and North Shields, Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.  The five-day closure will deliver new overhead…
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Nexus announces plan to improve digital connectivity on Tyne and Wear Metro
Nexus today confirmed plans to improve digital connectivity on Tyne and Wear Metro, with the aim of creating a seamless 4G or 5G signal across the whole network. This follows research which shows that Metro customers want a better digital experience, from when they walk from the street onto a…
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Watch: New film puts £3m Metro bridge replacement scheme in the frame
A new film has been released showcasing the £3m project to replace Tanners Bank Metro bridge in North Tyneside. The film was produced by Taziker, the specialist civil engineering company which carried out the scheme on behalf of Metro operator Nexus in the summer.  The footage combines…
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