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Speculative drawing of a new Metro train
New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus, gave the following update on our programme to get new trains for Metro last month, at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee (Tyne and Wear Sub Committee) on 19 September.   We are posting it again following continued speculation about this…
South Shields ld Metro station viewed from Keppel Street
Work starts on the demolition of South Shields Metro station
Work has started on the demolition of South Shields’ old Metro station, which closed earlier this year. The station, on King Street, was shut permanently on 8 July to make way for the town’s new £21m transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun works that…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
South Shields interchange
Watch: Fascinating footage captures interchange build
Construction of South Shields’ new £21million transport interchange has been captured in a fascinating three-minute film. Timelapse footage shows the statement building from the start of the build through to completion earlier this month. The interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100 million…
South Shields Bus and Metro Interchange
Greggs to open new shop at South Shields £21m Interchange
Greggs is to open a new shop at South Shields’ £21m transport interchange. The popular food-to-go chain, which has outlets across the UK, has taken the principle unit in the new interchange building as it continues to focus on transport locations, including motorways and trains stations. South…
South Shields new interchange
Metro line closure needed to complete £21m transport interchange
The Metro line between South Shields and Chichester is to close for four weeks to allow for the completion of the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange, which is due to open on Sunday 4 August. South Shields town centre will have an entirely new Metro terminus when the new interchange opens its…
Photo of staff working on Metro overhead power lines
New video showcases £20m project to replace Metro's overhead lines
A new video has been produced showcasing a £20m project to replace miles of overhead power lines on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is renewing Metro’s overhead lines as part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme. A total of 106…
Image of track work
Nexus to carry out track replacement work in Gateshead
Nexus, the public body which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track replacement work in Gateshead, which will mean some disruption to services over three weekends. The work will see 1.6 kilometres of line replaced between Gateshead Stadium and Felling as part of…
Project leaders inside the new building
The roof is on at South Shields' new interchange
A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new £21m bus and Metro interchange in the centre of South Shields. The roof of the new transport interchange has now been installed. The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Metro's new train fleet is a shot in the arm for local businesses
More than 150 businesses attended an event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland to find out how they can be part of the supply chain to deliver a contract worth £500m that will see a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro designed, built and maintained. Organised by the North East Growth…
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