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Nexus completes £1m Metro lift replacement project.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has successfully completed a £1m project to replace six ageing passengers lifts at stations across the system. The lifts, some of which were more than 30 years-old, have been replaced with cleaner, quieter and greener lift cars, with CCTV…
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All Metro fares are frozen for 2010
All Metro fares are to be frozen in price for 2010, including singles, returns, monthly, annual, child and student fares. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro in a programme worth more than £300 million, had its fare proposals for the coming year approved by the Tyne and Wear…
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Transport workers hailed as ‘unsung heroes’ of winter.
Public Transport workers have been hailed as the unsung heroes of the current winter weather gripping the region by the Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority. Cllr David Wood praised the efforts of people working for bus companies and on Metro, rail and ferry for keeping the…
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Nexus invests £175,000 on new lighting for oldest Metro tunnel.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has invested £175,000 to transform the lighting in the oldest tunnel on the network. The 162 year-old North Shields tunnel, which was built by the Victorians, has been fitted with new fluorescent lighting to improve access for maintenance staff…
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Metro retains its government charter mark award for 12th successive year
Metro has retained its Government Charter Mark for the twelfth year running, with 11 areas singled out as best practice nationally, including Metro’s record breaking level of train punctuality. The Charter Mark assessor was impressed that Metro ran 96.17 percent of trains on time during the year to…
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Pink concert in Sunderland means another busy summer for Tyne and Wear Metro.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, said today it expects thousands of music fans to use the Metro system for this summer’s Pink concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Pink’s Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour arrives at the Stadium of Light on Friday June 11 at the start of the…
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£580 million funding gives Metro a world-class future.
The Government has confirmed today it will award Nexus around £580 million to modernise and operate the Tyne and Wear Metro. Most of the money, up to £350 million pounds, will be spent on the Metro: all change modernisation programme over the next 11 years. A further £230 million will support Metro…
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Neighbourhood police officers visit Park Lane interchange in Sunderland.
Nexus and Northumbria Police are holding a series of events to give people in Sunderland valuable crime prevention advice. The community engagement sessions will give the public a chance to raise any concerns that they have about crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Sergeant Paul Whittle, of…
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