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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’s new train depot at Howdon nears completion
A new train depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro is close to completion. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is building the facility at Howdon in North Tyneside. It is set to officially open this summer. The former landfill site has been transformed. New tracks and overhead lines are…
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Coronavirus: Transport chiefs issue a new call for Government support
An urgent request for continued emergency revenue funding to support the North East’s public transport network and to sustain services has been sent to the Transport Secretary ahead of the expiry date of 4 August for existing support packages.   Cllr Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council and…
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Coveted MasterChef apron is just the ticket for Metro worker Graham Myers
A Nexus worker has been rewarded with a coveted MasterChef apron ten years after appearing on the popular TV show. Graham Myers, a quarterfinalist in 2009, starred on the programme at a time when the iconic aprons weren’t given to contestants as a prize for getting through the first round. In more…
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Nexus workers raise over £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
Nexus workers have raised over £12,000 to help people in our region who are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts. A range of events were held in support of the charity, from heritage tours on Metro to cake sales, raffles…
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Generous donations swell food bank coffers in South Shields
Generous donations for a local food bank have been officially handed over after a collection at South Shields Transport Interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the food bank collection point at the interchange from July 6 – 10 to help people who are struggling to make…
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Face masks available from vending machines on the Metro system
Face masks are on sale from vending machines on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has made them available to help customers get access to a face covering on the go. People are still advised to use their own face coverings, either a scarf, snood or…
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Food bank collection point is set up at South Shields transport interchange
A collection point for a local food bank has been set up at South Shields transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is running the collection all this week to help families who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The collection point is located at…
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Yob jailed for attacking Metro staff and police
A man has been jailed for assaulting a Metro employee and a policeman while they were on duty. Anthony Minett, 31, of Kenton in Newcastle, was given a 16-week sentence when he appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault and assault…
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