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Nexus astonished as Metro drivers reject 15% pay rise
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today declared it is astonished that Metro drivers in the RMT and ASLEF unions have opted to reject a 15% pay rise. Nexus has made an unprecedented offer to its drivers of a 15% increase in salary over two years on top of…
Metro apprentices at the Rail Academy with the Metrocar pantograph
Metro apprentices put their skills to the test
Apprentices at the Tyne and Wear Metro have chalked up fresh success in a complex engineering challenge. Second year apprentices have refurbished a disused electrical component from a Metro train, ensuring that it can be re-used to support other trainees at the Newcastle College Rail Academy. The…
The Shields Ferry
Shields Ferry service to remain suspended for up to a month
The Shields Ferry is to remain closed for up to a month due to storm damage on its North landing. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, says that accelerated structural damage to the North Shields jetty requires urgent repairs. The ferry service will need to remain…
Staff, councullors and stakeholders with the 1 million banner at the new interchange
South Shields' new transport interchange welcomes a million passengers
The £21m Transport Interchange in South Shields has welcomed its one millionth passenger. The landmark building, which brought bus and Metro services under the same roof in a modern new environment in the centre of South Shields, is well on its way to attracting the anticipated 7.5m passengers a…
The Nexus apprentices for 2019 at the Newcastle College Rail Academy
Apprentices get their careers on track at the Tyne and Wear Metro
New apprentices are looking to kick start their careers with the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has taken on the new trainees, whose ages range from 17 to 35, on its apprenticeship scheme as it seeks to address the challenges of an ageing workforce and a…
Pupils learning about Metro safety
Watch: Pupils in South Tyneside learn Metro safety messages
School kids in South Tyneside have been learning about safety on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the interactive sessions with year six pupils from 32 schools across the borough – part of an annual programme of promoting Metro safety in schools.…
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…
Nexus and Metro staff at the Hate Crime Awareness Week Walk of Solidarity with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuiness
Nexus supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. A walk of solidarity in the west end of Newcastle marked the start of a series events that will encourage people to “spread love not hate”. Nexus staff joined with the walk of…
Spice Girls Metro poster
Nexus wins a marketing award for its Spice Girls concert campaign
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped an award for the marketing and PR campaign it ran to encourage Spice Girls fans to travel to the concert at the Stadium of Light by Metro. Nexus has beaten a strong field of contenders to win Best Integrated Campaign…
Phil Kirkland
Metro engineering boss bows out after five decades of service
The man who oversaw the construction of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s network of tracks when the system was first built is retiring after a 47 year career in the railway industry. Phil Kirkland, Head of Maintenance Delivery at Nexus, managed the bulk of Metro’s track installation work between 1979 and…
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