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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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National design award for Sunderland station
The £7m modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a national design award. Platform 5, the artwork that is the centrepiece of the new station, was named winner in the Special Projects category at the 2011 Lighting Design Awards in London. The work by Jason Bruges Studio was…
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The inside track on Metro modernisation video
Find out more about the progress with the 23-day Metro line closure in this latest video clip which was shot at the Chillingham Road work site on 16 March. The video shows the loading of the ballast which is needed for the replacement of the Metro rails between Byker and Tynemouth. Projects are on…
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Metro Gold Card holders advised they can now use them on the Shields Ferry
Metro Gold Card holders can now use the pass to get unlimited free travel on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service. The Gold Card scheme, which already offers pensioners and disabled people unlimited travel on Metro for just over £2 a month, was extended to cover the Shields Ferry from…
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Bus fleet arrives for Major Line Closure
A fleet of more than 20 modern low-floor buses will be running when the Metro line is closed between Byker and Tynemouth.   The buses, a fleet of red double-deckers which have been brought up from London specially, will be running frequent services between Byker and Tynemouth, from normal first to…
Architect impression of Chillingham Road Metro Station
Nexus reveals plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro Station
NEXUS REVEALS PLANS FOR THE MODERNISATION OF CHILLINGHAM ROAD METRO STATION Nexus has today revealed plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro station, giving an insight into what the redeveloped station will look like. Refurbishment of the station will start on Saturday, 12 March 2011…
Rebecca Ditchburn talks to Whitehouse Primary School
Getting the safety message across to schools
Pupils at 18 schools near Metro are getting special lessons on safety ahead of the Major Line Closure between Byker and Tynemouth. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is targeting the schools in Newcastle and North Tyneside with the message: ‘stay off the tracks to stay safe’. Rebecca Ditchburn,…
Old North Shields BR Station
Oldest commuter railway in the world
The Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields can claim to be the oldest dedicated commuter railway anywhere in the world. It was first opened to trains in June 1839 – 172 years ago – by the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company, creating a route from the growing coastal towns…
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