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Police target troublemakers using covert ‘trojan bus’
It may look like a normal bus with normal passengers, but troublemakers beware, you could find yourself hailing a bus to the police station. This is because Northumbria Police’s ‘Trojan’ bus – a decoy bus where the passengers are plain clothes police officers – is being deployed across the North…
Actors Dean Logan and Jack Robertson with the replica Metro train on the set of Gerry and Sewell at Live Theatre Newcastle
Replica Metro train wows theatre goers in Newcastle
A life-sized replica of a Metro train in its iconic yellow livery has been wowing audiences at Newcastle’s Live Theatre.  The mocked-up version of the original Metro prototype, carriage 4001, in its familiar 1980s colour scheme, is the centrepiece for Gerry and Sewell, a play which tells the…
Sting at Monument Metro station
Sting takes a trip on Metro during a visit to the north east
Music legend Sting has taken a trip on the Tyne and Wear Metro to receive his Freedom of North Tyneside award.  The Wallsend born musician, whose real name is Gordon Sumner, swapped walking on the moon for a Metro round the Toon as he travelled from Monument to North Shields. Sting let the…
A Pop PAYG card
Pop Pay As You Go generates two million Metro journeys
More than two million extra Metro journeys have been generated through Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG), which is available on smartcards and on Google Pay. The discounted single and day Metro fares offered through Pay As You Go is increasing in popularity – with over 100,000 customers signed up,…
The new sidings at Gosforth Depot
Sidings for new Metro trains are completed at the new £70m Gosforth Depot
The final stabling areas for all 46 new Metro trains are in the final stages of completion with all tracks successfully installed as part of the £70m rebuild of Gosforth Depot.  The old Metro depot buildings were demolished over the summer to make way for the new sidings, which will provide…
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New bus route launched by City Transport Group
A new bus route has been launched by independent bus company City Transport Group operating between Washington Galleries (Sainsburys) and Heworth Interchange via Concord which will operate Monday to Friday . The timetable can be found here https://www.nexus.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/bus/…
The new Class 555 Stadler Metro train
New Metro trains take the strain during traction power testing
The new Metro trains have proved that they can take strain on a series of traction power tests over the network’s curves and gradients.  Stadler’s Class 555 trains were put through this latest round of testing to evaluate their horsepower as part of the countdown to get the first new train…
A workman on Howdon viaduct
Howdon viaduct undergoes inspection ahead of Metro track renewal scheme
An historic railway bridge which carries thousands of Metro services has been undergoing specialist inspections to pave the way for a major track replacement scheme across its span.  We are putting together the modernisation plans for Howdon viaduct in North Tyneside.  Specially trained…
The bee friendly bus shelter on Stamfordham Road in Newcastle
New bee-friendly bus shelter is installed in Newcastle
Newcastle City Council, in partnership with Clear Channel UK, has placed the first ‘Living Roof’ bus shelter on Stamfordham Road, close to St James’ Retail Park. It is constructed from sustainable materials and the roof accommodates a mix of wildflowers and sedum plants, which are ideal food…
North Shields Ferry Landing Inspection
Divers carry out North Shield Ferry landing inspection
Nexus has undertaken a structural and condition survey of the North Shields ferry landing. This including checks on the pier, pontoon, linkspan bridge, restraining piles and all supports, including marine ancillaries. The consultants employed a team of divers to carry out a below water inspection…
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