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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…
Track works photo
Metro track replacement scheme is completed in Gateshead
A major programme of track modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro line that runs through Gateshead has been completed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has replaced 1.6km of track in the first phase of an £8m project south of the Tyne. The work forms part of the £350m…
Track replacement photo
Metro track replacement work in Gateshead nears completion
A major programme of Metro track replacement in Gateshead is nearing completion after two weekends of intensive works. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is replacing 1.6km of track in the first phase of an £8m project south of the Tyne. The work forms part of the £350m Metro all…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus wins approval to build a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has won approval to build a temporary train maintenance depot in North Tyneside. The new depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site on Wallsend Road in Howdon, will be used as a maintenance facility for some of the…
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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