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Artists impression of what the new Sunderland station will look like
Sunderland station entrance closes as part of £26m revamp
Sunderland's southern rail station entrance will be closed from May 2 as major work gets underway to transform the city’s main transport hub.  Passengers travelling from the main entrance of the station are being asked to use the northern entrance on Union Street to access Sunderland’s central…
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Nexus gets on board for Samaritans Brew Monday
In a bid to power through the cold winter months, Nexus has joined Samaritans to encourage rail users, including key workers and rail staff, to share a cuppa and a catch up with someone they care about for Brew Monday. The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day…
Apprentices at Nexus Learning Centre
Apprentices get their career on track
Ten new apprentices have started their careers with Nexus.    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has taken on the new trainees following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier this year. The latest recruits, aged from 16-20, will be training in a variety of roles, including…
Northumberland Park Metro station
Second Northumberland Line station gets approved
The second new station for the Northumberland Line has been given the go-ahead – less than a week since the first.  North Tyneside Council have granted planning permission for a station at Northumberland Park – which will be built alongside the current Metro station near Backworth.  It follows the…
The Northumberland line
Major contract awarded for Northumberland line project
The contractor to build six new stations on the Northumberland Line has been confirmed.      The County Council is working with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Northern Trains Ltd on the ambitious programme to reintroduce regular passenger trains between Ashington and Newcastle by…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
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Covid: Face coverings must still be worn on public transport
Face coverings must still be worn in busy indoor settings including on public transport under new Government advice which came into effect from today, Monday 19 July.  The Government says it ‘expects and recommends people to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as shops and public transport’.…
The artists impression of what Sunbderland station revamp will look like
Sunderland station to undergo £26m transformation
Transformational plans to revamp Sunderland’s central train station are full steam ahead, with a £26m boost that will ‘give Sunderland the rail station it deserves’. Striking proposals for the southern entrance of Sunderland’s central station were unveiled today, for a six-year programme to fully…
Track works start on Northumberland line
Track renewal underway on Northumberland Line
Another milestone on the Northumberland Line rail project has been reached after the first sections of track were replaced. Network Rail have completed work to renew a section of track in Newsham in preparation for the pioneering project to reopen - the first physical piece of work on the project…
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