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Alan Jones with one of the lifting devices he designed.
Metro worker’s inventions raise standards at Metro train depot.
A Metro worker has invented two revolutionary types of lifting device which have transformed working practices at Metro’s Train Fleet Depot in Newcastle. Alan Jones used all his knowhow and designed two types of mechanical lifting jack which have made the job of maintaining Metro trains more…
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Metro increases train services to South Hylton in Sunderland
Metro is increasing the number of trains it operates to South Hylton in Sunderland as it seeks to build on another record-breaking year of passenger growth. In the last year Metro has seen passenger numbers pass the 40 million mark – the highest level since the early 1990s – and it is hoped that…
Artist, Esme Fletcher with her artwork at Park Lane.
Sunderland student sees her art on Metro.
A Sunderland student has found an audience of thousands for her art after it was displayed on the city’s Metro system. Esme Fletcher, 20, who is from Grangetown in Sunderland and a second year student at Sunderland University, approached Nexus to ask if she could display work on poster sites as…
Brian Lightfoot, a Nexus Maintainer, Victoria Browning, Commercial Manager, Prob
Beating unpleasant odours on Metro
Nexus is using a revolutionary product developed by a local company to remove unpleasant odours from the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro in a £300 million programme, has trialled AiroPure in selected areas particularly prone to becoming impregnated by…
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New 70-space car park to open at Hebburn Metro station on Friday
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, will be opening an extended 70-space free car park at Hebburn Metro station in South Tyneside this Friday, March 26. The Metro station car park was built by housing developer Taylor Wimpey North East as part of the planning permission for the 220…
Metro apprentices.
Apprentices to learn their trade at the Metro depot
Two new apprentices are all set to learn their trade at the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. Jessica Roberts, of Gateshead, and Jack Fawcett, from South Shields, both aged 17, have been accepted on a four year advanced modern apprenticeship with the Metro…
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Public transport use rises in Tyne and Wear
The number of journeys made by public transport in Tyne and Wear rose by 7.1 million last year to more than 183 million, prompted by improvements to services and rising fuel prices. Nexus figures for the 2008/9 financial year show that 91% of the growth was in bus use, where journeys by adult fare-…
Geoff Trevena, new metro chaplain.
Tyne and Wear Metro takes on a new chaplain
The Tyne and Wear Metro has appointed a new chaplain to provide staff with counselling and spiritual and religious support. Geoff Trevena has just taken up the role and will be paying regular visits to Metro’s operational sites in South Gosforth, Newcastle, including the Metro Train Depot, the…
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Nexus welcomes final funding for new Metro ticket machines and barriers.
Nexus has welcomed news that the Government has announced final confirmation of funding for new ticket machines and electronic barriers on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The Department for Transport has confirmed that £13.4m is now committed to the project, which will see 225 ticket machines…
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