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Nexus' Phil Kirkland and Cllr Ed Hodson
Putting old railway sleepers to good use
Nexus aids footpath conservation in North Tyneside Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is putting used railway sleepers to good use in North Tyneside. Nexus, which is carrying out the £385M Metro: all change modernisation programme, is donating dozens of used sleepers to North…
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New Network one ticket prices
The Network One range of travel tickets will be going up in price from Sunday, May 8. Network One tickets are travel passes that allow travel on all modes of public transport in Tyne and Wear. This is the first price increase since these tickets were rebranded last year. It has become necessary due…
Sunderland Station
Second major award for Sunderland
The ‘inspirational’ £7 million modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a second major design award. The project was Highly Commended in the Design and Innovation Category at the 2011 North East Renaissance awards, held by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in…
Tynemouth Station
Tynemouth preserved
The future of Tynemouth Station - previously recognised as one of the highest priority buildings at risk in the country - is to be secured with the start of work on its historic canopies. Work has started at the Grade II* listed building following a rescue package resulting from a public and…
benton bridge
Benton bridge nearly complete - video
  Work is nearing completion on a project to build a new footbridge with passenger lifts at Benton Metro – transforming access at the station. Contractors have been installing steps, wiring and lighting to the new bridge since it was winched into place in a delicate overnight operation in March.…
older people and kids
Gold Card expiry date information
Nexus has today altered the validity of some Metro Gold Cards to ensure that customers buying a £25 pass will receive 12 months of travel. This means Gold Cards bought since 1 April 2011 will be valid until the end of April 2012. Anyone who has purchased a Gold Card since 1 April with a ‘March 2012…
Architect's image of North Shields Station
North Shields Metro Platform 2 re-open
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has re-opened Platform No2 at North Shields Metro station for passengers. The platform, which serves trains to Newcastle via Wallsend, had been closed all week due to the ongoing modernisation work that is taking place. Platform Two was opened…
Metro trains at Tynemouth
Metro re-opens from Byker to Tynemouth
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has today (Monday, April 4) re-opened the Metro line for train services between Byker and Tynemouth following a 23-day closure for vital modernisation work. The first trains started running as per the normal Metro timetable from just after 5.30am…
cast singing
Metro - The Musical: See it here now
Metro - The Musical, a celebration of 30 years of our iconic light rail system, gets its world premiere tonight on the BBCk Look North regional news programme. The project has taken six months to complete, from auditioning the best local talent to filming Rapper Sword Dancers dancing inside a Metro…
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