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    Funding for a new Metro fleet: A message from Nexus

    22 November 2017
    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

    20 October 2017
    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...
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    North East bid to be national testbed for 5G trial based round Metro

    22 September 2017
    Plans to position the North East as a key focus for the UK’s 5G revolution have been unveiled and will form the basis of a proposal to locate a national testbed here in the region. The North East Combined Authority (NECA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Nexus, the Digital...
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    Business leaders back Metro fleet bid

    6 September 2017
    Business organisations in North East England have come together to urge the Government to fund a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small Businesses have joined forces behind a campaign to...
  • Workmen remove the Killingworeth Road bridge deck

    Metro bridge renewal scheme gets underway

    1 August 2017
    Nexus has started work on the replacement of the Killingworth Road Metro bridge in Newcastle. The bridge over Killingworth Road in Gosforth, which dates to the Victorian era, has been removed and a new steel bridge is being installed as part of a £5.5m scheme. Work to remove the wrought iron...
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    Metro Major Line Closure: July 31 - September 2

    26 July 2017
    Part of the Metro network is to close for 34 days this summer  for a £20m programme of modernisation work.  Most passengers will not be affected, but if you travel between South Gosforth and Shiremoor as part of your journey this page contains all you need to know. The Metro line will be closed...
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    Metro track replacement: St James - Chillingham Road

    8 February 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track modernisation in Newcastle. The project will involve the replacement of a 3.8km section of Metro line that runs east to west beneath Newcastle city centre. The tracks which traverse...
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    Nexus to invest £35m in modernisation work in 2017

    26 January 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2017. The work will involve major projects to renew and replace Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including track and overhead lines. It forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
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    Metro's £3m tunnel re-railing project is completed

    15 December 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £3m programme to replace the tracks in the iconic tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of Newcastle. Four kilometres of track has been successfully replaced in the tunnels which run from...
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    The future of Metro and light rail services in North East England

    7 July 2016
    The North East Combined Authority’s vision for transport in the region includes ambitious plans to invest in Metro and explore how expansion of our region’s rail networks could be achieved. In the attached document we provide a broader policy context for part of that vision: the business cases for...