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Nexus names final two bidders for Metro operations contract.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, today announced the names of the final two bidders shortlisted for a contract to operate trains and stations on its behalf. Both bidders could provide an excellent public service and Nexus will now seek to establish the ‘best of…
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Nexus appoints a new Rail Director to oversee infrastructure maintenance
Nexus has appointed a new Rail Director to oversee maintenance on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. Raymond Johnstone has taken charge of the day to day maintenance of all Metro’s railway infrastructure, from tracks and signals to stations and ticket machines. His role will be to ensure the safe and…
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Crime prevention initiative on Metro wins a top national award
A crime prevention initiative which involved coating Metro equipment with an invisible forensic coding system to deter thieves has scooped a prestigious award from senior figures within the UK’s light rail sector. SmartWater, which is being used on Metro to crackdown on cable theft, won Innovation…
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Travel by Metro can save you £5 a day, new figures show
Switching from car to Metro could save the average commuter more than £5 a day – or more than £1,000 a year. The shock figures calculated for the Tyne and Wear Metro show the full cost of driving to work in town and city centres. It comes after research showed more motorists are counting the cost…
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Government cash boost for Tynemouth Station.
Tynemouth Station is to receive a £2m Government grant for essential conservation work. The station, a Grade II listed structure which was first opened in 1882 by the North Eastern Railway, will have its historic roof canopies repaired. The funding will also be used to enhance the existing…
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Nexus announces details of Metro: all change modernisation programme.
Metro passengers can look forward to a step change in travel over the next three years thanks to detailed modernisation plans unveiled by the system’s owner today. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is on the verge of securing a funding package from Government expected to be…