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RMT union calls a two day strike on the Tyne and Wear Metro
The RMT union has today informed Nexus of strike action by train crew on the Tyne and Wear Metro on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December. If this action goes ahead it is highly likely that there will be no Metro services, across the entire Metro system, on those two days. Nexus, the public body which…
North Shields Ferry landing
Shields Ferry to remain suspended until just before Christmas
The Shields Ferry is to remain suspended until just before Christmas while urgent repairs are carried out on the north landing. Structural damage was found on the North Shields jetty on November 8 and the cross-Tyne service has been closed since then as a safety precaution. Nexus, the public body…
Steven Shiel
Nexus appoints a new Head of Maintenance Delivery
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Head of Maintenance Delivery to oversee track, signals and overhead lines. Steven Shiel, who is currently the Head of Rail and Civil Engineering at the Newcastle College Rail Academy, will be responsible for…
Martin Kearney
Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, who is swapping Australia for North East England to take on the job. Martin Kearney, who runs transport services in the cities of Sydney and Auckland, will direct all of the day-to-…
Metro's Elmer sculpure, Henna
Elmer's Great North Parade raises £182,000 for St Oswald's
The stars of the North East’s biggest free public art trail have raised £182,000 for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. Metro was the headline partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade, which was based on the much-loved children’s book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. For 11 weeks the 50 large and…
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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…
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