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Introducing the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet – a project update
Introducing the new trains is the biggest and most important project in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro and we’re making great progress. We were delighted to receive a further two new trains from Switzerland in December, marking off another major project milestone. Our new fleet is a bespoke…
Gosforth Metro Depot
Metro’s new £70m Gosforth Depot is successfully completed
A £70m project to build a state-of-the-art new depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been successfully completed. Stadler has finished the new Gosforth Metro Depot, near Newcastle, which will provide a modern home for the new Metro train fleet.  This is another key milestone in the £362m Metro…
Aerial photo of the new Northumberland rail line at Newsham
New Northumberland rail line confirmed for 2024 opening
The Northumberland Line – bringing rail services back between the South East of the county and central Newcastle – will be open from Summer 2024. With a journey time between Ashington and central Newcastle of around 35 minutes, the line will improve accessibility to employment, training and leisure…
HoodEx founder Ricky Gleeson with his new social enterprise business at South Shields Interchange
New social enterprise opens at South Shields Transport Interchange
A new social enterprise selling quality vintage sportswear at affordable prices to support and provide training to vulnerable young people has opened its doors at South Shields Transport Interchange.  The HoodEx shop was the brainchild of a reformed offender and serving soldier, Ricky Gleeson…
Cathy Massarella Managing Director Nexus
New Nexus Managing Director appointed
We’re delighted to confirm that Cathy Massarella has been confirmed as our new Managing Director after being the Interim Managing Director since August 2023. Cathy was previously Major Projects Director at Nexus, leading the introduction of Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet and the award-…
The new bus station in Durham City centre
Durham City's new Bus Station open its doors for the first time
Durham City’s new bus station officially opened to the public on 7 January.  The facility, which is located on the site of the former bus station on North Road, is a modern transport hub that offers a safe and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike.  The works have been part-…
A Pop PAYG card
Metro customers make a record 4.3 million trips with Pop Pay As You Go
Metro customers made a record 4.3 million journeys with Pop Pay As You Go in 2023, saving money on every trip compared to buying a paper ticket. Customers who choose Pop PAYG on Google Pay via Android smartphones or as a smart card, don’t just save money but also save time through not having to use…
Smart ticketing - Pop Pay As You Go
Smart Ticketing Evolution Programme
The way we all pay for everyday items has changed completely in the last decade – and the same is true when it comes to Metro and other public transport tickets.   At Nexus we want to understand how we can best meet the needs of people across the communities we serve, as we design the…
Generic image of Metro track renewal works
Major modernisation works planned on Metro in early 2024
A packed programme of modernisation work including track and overhead line renewal is to be carried out on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the first three months of 2024.  These the works will bring the investment in Metro infrastructure to £38m in the year to the end of March 2024 – getting the…
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