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Metro features in the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is being showcased all this week at the Great Exhibition of the North. Metro’s past, present and future is brought to life at the Great North Engineering Experience, at the historic Mining Institute in Neville Hall, close to Newcastle’s central station. Staff from Nexus, the…
First spades in the ground on site in South Shields
Work starts on £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields
Work has started on the construction of an £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields town centre. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is building a bespoke facility to deliver a wide range of rail infrastructure and operations training. It will also provide…
New look of Metro Control Room
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…
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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…
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Metro funding campaign honoured at national PR awards
The successful campaign to win funding for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains has been honoured at a national public relations industry award. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro, was shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the best public affairs category at the 2018 UK PR…
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…
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Nexus launches engagement process with new mobility providers
Nexus is launching an engagement process with new mobility providers aimed at expanding the reach of public and sustainable transport in North East England. It has announced a market engagement exercise that will take in companies and experts involved with flexible on-demand transport, aggregator…
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…
The site of the new interchange with work starting and stakeholders in hard hats
Works starts on £21m bus and Metro interchange in South Shields
Construction of the new £21 million transport interchange for South Shields is underway. Work has started on schedule on the state-of-the-art new facility, which will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station in the centre of South Shields. The interchange, which will be…
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…