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Arial image of the Bedlington North Junction on the new Northumberland rail line
Signals are good for return on new Northumberland rail line
The return of rail services on the Northumberland Line has moved another step closer following the completion of major signalling and level crossing work.The rail line, set to open in Summer this year, is set to transform accessibility to employment, training and leisure for residents in south east…
A Pop Pay As You Go smartcard
Pop Pay As You Go will be valid on the new Northumberland rail line
Rail users will enjoy a ‘truly game-changing' experience when the Northumberland Line opens, with Pop Pay As You Go smart card fares offering seamless interchange with the Tyne and Wear Metro alongside traditional rail-only tickets, and with prices starting from as little as £1. Northern, the…
Northumberland Line - Newsham January 202424
Fares for the new Northumberland rail line are announced
Travel on the new Northumberland Line will start from as little as £1 – it has been confirmed. A key priority for the new passenger rail project is ensuring real value for money for journeys, making it quick and affordable for customers to travel between Northumberland and Newcastle. The maximum…
Cllr Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee
New funding to progress Leamside line business case
North East England has been awarded funding which will be used to develop a new business case for Leamside Line South - a section on the disused railway line running from Washington to Ferryhill in County Durham. The Government has awarded the region £350,000 in funding which will be used to…
Cheque presentation for Wayne's Walk
Walkers put best foot forward to raise money in memory of colleague
A charity walk organised by Nexus in memory of a much-loved colleague has raised £1,800 for Great North Air Ambulance Service.    Wayne Monaghan worked for Nexus as a Track Inspection and Testing Production Supervisor, and he passed away in July 2023.    Wayne, age 53, was a…
Aerial photo of the new Northumberland rail line at Newsham
New Northumberland rail line confirmed for 2024 opening
The Northumberland Line – bringing rail services back between the South East of the county and central Newcastle – will be open from Summer 2024. With a journey time between Ashington and central Newcastle of around 35 minutes, the line will improve accessibility to employment, training and leisure…
A view of the new look Sunderland station
Sunderland's new station entrance doors are opened
Sunderland's multi-million-pound southern train station entrance has officially opened its doors. The transformation of the city’s new arrival point – featuring a heavily glazed fascia that looks out to Market Square in the heart of the city – welcomed the public from 8am on Friday 8 December, with…
Council Leader Glen Sanderson and Peiter Esbach, project Director at Morgan Sindall at Bedlington station
Northumberland Line station contracts are signed
The signs are good for the new Northumberland rail line after the green light was given for construction to get underway on three new stations. Contracts have been exchanged for principal contractor Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to formally start work on Bedlington, Blyth Bebside and Seaton Delaval…
Overhead line repairs
Metro major line closure: Benton to North Shields 31 July – 4 August
A busy section of Metro line in North Tyneside will close for five days to allow for a major programme of overhead line renewal work. We are carrying out the major line closure between Benton and North Shields, Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.  The five-day closure will deliver new overhead…
Tyne and Wear Metro train at level crossing
Summer holidays – railway safety warning reminder
With the start of the school summer holidays, Rail operators, including Nexus, are reminding parents and children of the dangers of trespassing on the railway, following the release of the latest figures which highlights an increase in the number of trespass incidents. The summer holiday period is…
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