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Ghost Platform artwork to illuminate Sunderland Station
Nexus has commissioned one of Europe’s leading light artists to create a major new work for its Sunderland ‘station of light’ project. Jason Bruges Studio, which has also won a competition to create major installations for the London 2012 Olympics, will design a 140-metre wall of shifting low-…
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New passenger lift successfully installed at South Shields Metro station.
Work to install a new passenger lift at South Shields Metro station has been completed, Nexus announced today. The new lift, which connects the Metro platform with the street level, has been installed as part of a £1m programme of work to replace six lifts on the Metro system which are all more…
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Metro of the future: Tomorrow's World 1979
See how Metro was presented as the 'transport of the future' in a BBC Tomorrow's World broadcast from December 1979. The section on Metro starts at 15.15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/tomorrowsworld/8019.shtml?all=2&id=8019  
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Metro apprentice nominated for national award
A Metro apprentice has been nominated for a prestigious national award for his dedication to training. Phil Chisholm, an electrician who works at the Metro Train Depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle, has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at the GoSkills Go For Excellence awards at Wembley…
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Nexus names final two bidders for Metro operations contract.
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…
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Nexus appoints a new Rail Director to oversee infrastructure maintenance
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
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…
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Travel by Metro can save you £5 a day, new figures show
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…
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