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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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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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Nexus and Stadler - one year on
It’s been one year since Nexus announced that Stadler were their preferred bidder for the £362m contract to build new trains for Metro, and the first trains will start to be manufactured this year. Stadler, based in Switzerland, were chosen after a year-long global search for the best…
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Nexus appoints a new Head Infrastructure Delivery
Nexus has appointed a new Head of Infrastructure Delivery to lead maintenance work on the Tyne and Wear Metro.  Emma Gardener, a long serving member of staff, took on the newly created role from 1 January. She will oversee a wide range of essential daily works that are needed to keep the Metro…
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Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres
Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am if they are going to or from a coronavirus vaccination appointment. Nexus has confirmed that older and eligible disabled customers can travel on local buses in Tyne and Wear – and Metro if they have a Metro Gold…
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Local contractor is appointed to demolish Gosforth Metro depot
North east contractor Thompsons of Prudhoe has been appointed to undertake demolition work at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot. Thompsons will take on the task of knocking down the 100 year old depot at Gosforth, in Newcastle, paving the way for a £70m rebuild on the same site. The new depot will be…
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Doors open for new recruits
Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, is looking for ten new apprentices for positions across their business. Seven new recruits are being sought to work in Metro Infrastructure, including in signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operational roles…
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