Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
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Metro features in the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is being showcased all this week at the Great Exhibition of the North. Metro’s past, present and future is brought to life at the Great North Engineering Experience, at the historic Mining Institute in Neville Hall, close to Newcastle’s central station. Staff from Nexus, the…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Bidders invited to design and build a new Metro fleet
Train builders from around the world have been formally invited to qualify to bid for combined contracts to design, build and maintain a new fleet and depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, today officially started the process by issuing a Selection…
The site of the new interchange with work starting and stakeholders in hard hats
Works starts on £21m bus and Metro interchange in South Shields
Construction of the new £21 million transport interchange for South Shields is underway. Work has started on schedule on the state-of-the-art new facility, which will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station in the centre of South Shields. The interchange, which will be…
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Nexus' £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields gets the green light
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has got the green light to build an £8.4m railway skills centre in South Shields town centre. The Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre will be a state-of-art, bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range…
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North Tyneside Metro stations are to undergo refurbishments
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out major refurbishment at three historic Metro stations in North Tyneside, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The £700,000 project, starting at the end of February, will see Cullercoats, Monkseaton…
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Nexus starts the process of buying a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet – a £362m project which will transform the reliability of Metro services for passengers. A procurement exercise has been launched in order to source a rolling stock…
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Funding for a new Metro fleet: A message from Nexus
The Government has today announced funding for a new Metro train fleet, in the form of a commitment to provide £337 million made in the Chancellor’s budget speech. I don’t need to tell you how important this is for Metro, public transport in North East England and our whole economy. I would like to…
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Watch new video about £5m Metro bridge scheme
A new corporate video has been produced to showcase the £5m replacement of Killingworth Road Metro Bridge. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, replaced the bridge over the summer in what was one of the biggest engineering tasks in Metro’s 37 year history. Click here to watch the…