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Nexus unveils ‘station of light’ designs for Sunderland
Nexus today unveiled striking new designs for Sunderland railway station which will transform the city centre gateway into a ‘station of light’. Work is already underway on the final phase of a £7 million project to transform the station’s 140-metre platform areas, due to be completed in May 2010…
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Second phase modernisation has started at Sunderland station.
Work on the second and final phase of a £7 million modernisation project at Sunderland station is now underway. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro in a £300 million programme, is investing in the Network Rail-owned station as the major operator using it. The 140-…
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New passenger list successfully installed at Gateshead Interchange
Work to install a new passenger lift at Gateshead Interchange has been completed, Nexus announced today. The new lift, which connects the Metro platform with the ticket concourse, has been installed as part of a £1m programme of work to replace six lifts on the Metro system which are all more than…
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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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