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    Nexus looks to recruit ten new apprentices

    23 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has embarked on a third consecutive year of apprentice recruitment for its rail engineering section. A total of ten apprentices are being sought to join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme in the autumn of 2015. Nexus expanded the scheme in 2013...
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    Nexus keep transport hubs safe from sex offenders

    23 December 2014
    Customer service workers at Nexus are playing a key role in keeping public transport hubs safe from sex offenders. The Nexus staff have appeared in a new national training video, commissioned by the independent charity Leisurewatch, on how to spot the characteristics and actions of potential...
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    New warning lights for Metro level crossings

    17 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed an £800,000 project to improve safety at Metro level crossings – including the introduction of warning lights for pedestrians. Five level crossings, which are maintained by Nexus, have received a series of safety...
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    Record sales for Metro's corporate travel scheme

    15 December 2014
    Employers are signing up for a staff travel scheme on Tyne and Wear Metro in record numbers after the Corporate MetroSaver ticket scheme was extended earlier this year, allowing smaller companies with fewer staff to sign up. As a result, Nexus has seen a rise in the number of enquiries and...
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    Nexus sets the standard in good financial management

    15 December 2014
    Nexus is in the top 1% of public bodies when it comes to managing its accounts efficiently, it has been announced. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been marked out for praise by the Government-appointed Audit Commission for the speed with which it was able to publish fully...
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    Art at Byker lifts lid on the secret etiquette of travel

    11 December 2014
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a striking new light on the etiquette of travelling by public transport. The work by Cecilia Stenbom, Unspoken, explores the personal preferences and hang-ups we all have when using buses and Metro.  The finished 11-metre long work weaves the...
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    Shields Ferry unveils a new Tyne heritage display

    10 December 2014
    The Shields Ferry has unveiled a vibrant new display which celebrates the heritage of the River Tyne. Nexus, which owns and manages the cross-Tyne ferry service, has installed the new display board in the passenger waiting room at the South Shields ferry landing. The colourful display, which...
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    A new Transport Operations Director is appointed

    27 November 2014
    The North East Combined Authority today announced the appointment of its first Managing Director for Transport Operations, to deliver high quality, integrated public transport services across the region. Tobyn Hughes, previously Deputy Director General of Nexus, will take on the new role...
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    Jarrow bus station refurbished in £120,000 programme

    26 November 2014
    Jarrow bus station is being refurbished in a £120,000 project to improve waiting areas, lighting and security. Nexus, which manages the station, is installing five new modern shelters at Jarrow to replace the two 20-year-old ‘tunnels’ that make up the current station. Cllr Allan West, South...
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    New ticket gates for Byker Metro station

    25 November 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the installation of automatic ticket gates at Byker Metro station in Newcastle. Byker will be the twelfth Metro station to have gatelines, with the work to install them getting underway this week. Chichester...