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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…
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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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Metro fares review offers savings for workers and hard pressed families
Metro fares are set to continue offering savings for workers and hard-pressed families affected by the covid-19 crisis, amid an overall price rise in line with the cost of living. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, is facing the biggest financial challenge in its 40-year history…
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Changes to bus timetables during the latest lockdown
People using local buses in North East England are being advised to check with operators before travel as some services will be running to a reduced frequency during the current lockdown. All bus routes in the region will continue to run, but frequencies will be stepped down where demand is very…
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Metro drivers get first look at new trains through virtual reality
Metro drivers are getting a first glimpse of their new trains through virtual reality. VR headsets, provided by the Swiss train builder, Stadler, offers an immersive experience that allows drivers to see inside the new cab before it has even been built. The computer-generated images deliver a…
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