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Staff with the new Metero train in the new Howdon depot
First test trains arrive at new temporary Metro depot ahead of its opening
A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully operated a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon. The…
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Metro track replacement to go ahead south of the Tyne over four weekends
Major track replacement work is to be carried out on the Tyne and Wear Metro network during August.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is undertaking the latest phase of an £8m track renewals programme in Gateshead and South Tyneside. A 1.8km stretch of line between Heworth and…
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Metro modernisation programme secures an extra £20m of Government money
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has secured £20m of Government money for modernisation work on the network. The funding will be used to carry on with essential infrastructure renewal works, including track and overhead line replacement, after the current £350m…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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