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Nexus to give Blaydon Interchange a £95,000 facelift.
Blaydon bus interchange is to get a £95,000 facelift this spring by Nexus. New shelters, information boards and fences are to be fitted at the interchange in a six week programme of work starting on 16 March. There will also be more seating areas and plans for new energy-efficient LED lighting to…
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Talking signposts on Metro help visually impaired.
Nexus has installed talking signposts to assist the visually impaired at two of its busiest stations. Twenty ‘React’ speaker units have been fitted all over Monument and Haymarket Metro stations in a joint project with Newcastle City Council, RNIB and Newcastle Disability Forum. Between them the…
Andy Bairstow, Communications Director and David Hogg, Metro Security Manager
Metro unveils new weapon in the fight against cable theft
Metro has joined forces with Northumbria Police to issue a stark warning to thieves who target sensitive trackside equipment – Metro property is now marked with an invisible forensic coding system called SmartWater. SmartWater is being used on Metro to crackdown on cable theft, which causes delays…
Another record breaking year for Metro punctuality.
During the year to March 2009 Metro ran 96.17 percent of its trains on time - ahead of the performance figures which are set down by the Metro Customer Charter. And on Monday March 4 Metro punctuality actually peaked at 99 percent, the highest figure on record for a weekday Metro service. In 2007/…
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…
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