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Generic photo of overhead line works
Metro key workers put overhead line works in the frame
Key workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro have made their own video to show people how they replace overhead power lines during a busy nightshift. The power supply maintenance team filmed works on the Metro line at Jesmond, where they successfully replaced 30 metres of wire ahead of Metro restoring…
Crossgate viaduct in South Shields
Essential track modernisation work to go ahead in South Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro is to carry out an essential programme of track modernisation work on its line in South Tyneside. This is vital modernisation work which needs to go ahead. Strict controls will be in place for the workforce to carry out this…
Speculative drawing of a new Metro train
New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus, gave the following update on our programme to get new trains for Metro last month, at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee (Tyne and Wear Sub Committee) on 19 September.   We are posting it again following continued speculation about this…
South Shields ld Metro station viewed from Keppel Street
Work starts on the demolition of South Shields Metro station
Work has started on the demolition of South Shields’ old Metro station, which closed earlier this year. The station, on King Street, was shut permanently on 8 July to make way for the town’s new £21m transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun works that…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
South Shields interchange
Watch: Fascinating footage captures interchange build
Construction of South Shields’ new £21million transport interchange has been captured in a fascinating three-minute film. Timelapse footage shows the statement building from the start of the build through to completion earlier this month. The interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100 million…
Henna the Elephant, Elmer Sculpture
Elmer's Great North Parade officially gets underway
This summer’s much anticipated art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, has officially got underway. The trail, by St Oswald’s Hospice, which sees 50 colourful and eye-catching Elmer the Elephant sculptures on display across the region, was launched at an event at The Word in South Shields today,…
South Shields Interchange
South Shields £21m Interchange delivers a step change in quality
A new £21m transport interchange in South Shields opened its doors for the first time on Sunday, August 4, heralding a transformation in facilities for local public transport users. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, took over the management of the new…
Leader, Chief Executive, Lead Member for Housing and Transport for South Tyneside Council, Nexus, Bowmer and Kirkland and Muse Developements inside South Shields Interchange
Transport Interchange reaches final destination
A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend. The £21million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is to open to the public on Sunday morning. The statement building, which is…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Three firms vying to build the new Metro train fleet are announced
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced the three firms that remain in the running to design, build and maintain its new train fleet. The three firms will be invited to make best and final offers this summer after Nexus completed its evaluation of…
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