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    Nexus names final two bidders for Metro operations contract.

    2 October 2009
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, today announced the names of the final two bidders shortlisted for a contract to operate trains and stations on its behalf. Both bidders could provide an excellent public service and Nexus will now seek to establish the ‘best of...
  • Ray Johnstone

    Nexus appoints a new Rail Director to oversee infrastructure maintenance

    12 October 2009
    Nexus has appointed a new Rail Director to oversee maintenance on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. Raymond Johnstone has taken charge of the day to day maintenance of all Metro’s railway infrastructure, from tracks and signals to stations and ticket machines. His role will be to ensure the safe and...
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    Crime prevention initiative on Metro wins a top national award

    2 November 2009
    A crime prevention initiative which involved coating Metro equipment with an invisible forensic coding system to deter thieves has scooped a prestigious award from senior figures within the UK’s light rail sector. SmartWater, which is being used on Metro to crackdown on cable theft, won Innovation...
  • £5

    Travel by Metro can save you £5 a day, new figures show

    6 November 2009
    Switching from car to Metro could save the average commuter more than £5 a day – or more than £1,000 a year. The shock figures calculated for the Tyne and Wear Metro show the full cost of driving to work in town and city centres. It comes after research showed more motorists are counting the cost...
  • Tynemouth Metro station.

    Government cash boost for Tynemouth Station.

    16 November 2009
    Tynemouth Station is to receive a £2m Government grant for essential conservation work. The station, a Grade II listed structure which was first opened in 1882 by the North Eastern Railway, will have its historic roof canopies repaired. The funding will also be used to enhance the existing...
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    Gateshead youngsters learn the consequences of antisocial behaviour

    11 November 2009
    School children in Gateshead are taking part in a series of workshops to highlight the consequences of antisocial behaviour. The pilot project, called ‘It’s Your Choice’, will see 150 kids from the Gateshead area learning about the impact of crime and vandalism on their local community. Fire, road...

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