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The Shields Ferry
Funding in place to create a new Shields Ferry landing
A new landing for the Shields Ferry has moved a step closer after £8.8m of funding was given the green light. Nexus wants to relocate the north landing to Western Quay, bringing the ferry into the heart of the North Shields Fish Quay regeneration area, with easy links to the town centre and…
The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Sunderland
Three Shuttle buses to serve Sunderland’s mass vaccination centre
Three shuttle bus have been launched to get people to the mass vaccination centre at Sunderland’s NHS Nightingale Hospital.  Specially branded ConnectorShuttle buses are already running from Concord bus station in Washington and from today, Thursday 28 January, MetroShuttle buses will operate from…
Impression of new Metro trains
Nexus and Stadler - one year on
It’s been one year since Nexus announced that Stadler were their preferred bidder for the £362m contract to build new trains for Metro, and the first trains will start to be manufactured this year. Stadler, based in Switzerland, were chosen after a year-long global search for the best…
Emma Gardener
Nexus appoints a new Head Infrastructure Delivery
Nexus has appointed a new Head of Infrastructure Delivery to lead maintenance work on the Tyne and Wear Metro.  Emma Gardener, a long serving member of staff, took on the newly created role from 1 January. She will oversee a wide range of essential daily works that are needed to keep the Metro…
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Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres
Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am if they are going to or from a coronavirus vaccination appointment. Nexus has confirmed that older and eligible disabled customers can travel on local buses in Tyne and Wear – and Metro if they have a Metro Gold…
Gosforth Metro Depot
Local contractor is appointed to demolish Gosforth Metro depot
North east contractor Thompsons of Prudhoe has been appointed to undertake demolition work at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot. Thompsons will take on the task of knocking down the 100 year old depot at Gosforth, in Newcastle, paving the way for a £70m rebuild on the same site. The new depot will be…
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Doors open for new recruits
Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, is looking for ten new apprentices for positions across their business. Seven new recruits are being sought to work in Metro Infrastructure, including in signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operational roles…
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Major line closure on Metro for 14 days in February
A major programme of modernisation work will close the Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead for two consecutive weeks next month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, needs to replace essential overhead power lines as part of a £30m…
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