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  • Nexus apprentices at St Oswald’s Hospice

    Nexus apprentices lend a helping hand at St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle

    2 July 2014
    Nexus apprentices have taken a break from their training to give the gardens a makeover at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. All Nexus apprentices have to carry out a small element of work that benefits the community as part of the three-year apprentice training programme. Nexus, which has its...
  • two men at walkergate station

    New lift installed at Walkergate Metro station

    30 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed a major refurbishment project at Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle, including a passenger lift at the station for the first time. The new lift provides Walkergate station with vastly improved access, especially for passengers...
  • grandparents and grandchildren on metro

    All day travel for Metro Gold Card holders in July and August

    30 June 2014
    Metro Gold Card holders will get the added benefit of all day travel in July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating last year’s special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays for two months from Tuesday 1 July....
  • green bus

    New Sunday services for Sunderland's green bus to the beach

    26 June 2014
    The Sunderland Connect bus service is running to its summer timetable  – with a new Sunday service added to give families and visitors an even better way to link the city’s attractions with its spectacular coastline. From Saturday 28 June until 12 September the popular ‘700’ Sunderland Connect...
  • metro train at station

    Passenger lifts at Jesmond and Manors Metro stations are to be replaced

    17 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to replace the passenger lifts at Manors and Jesmond Metro stations in Newcastle as part of its £389m modernisation programme. A total of four new lifts will be installed in a phased programme starting from Monday June 23....
  • nexus engineers doing work

    Nexus starts modernising essential cable troughing on Metro's busiest line

    16 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has commenced a programme of work to modernise essential cable troughing on the busiest section of the Metro system - but it won’t cause any disruption to services. The work, which is taking place between Jesmond and South Gosforth, involves the...
  • byker heroes art work

    Giant new artwork celebrates the heroes of Byker

    12 June 2014
    Singer Cheryl Cole, a Hong Kong civil rights activist and the inventor of reinforced concrete star in a giant new artwork celebrating the people who have emerged from the East end of Newcastle to make their mark on the world. Also featured in Heroes of Byker are playwright Lee Hall, Victorian world...
  • people holding lost property

    Metro lost property auction to raise money for charity

    12 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has put thousands of items of Metro lost property under the hammer to raise money for charity. The Metro Lost Property Auction – the first one to be held by Nexus since 2009 – took place at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland on Thursday 19...
  • metro train at station

    Nexus invests £6.4m in a new digital radio system on Metro

    9 June 2014
    Nexus, the public body which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £6.4m in a new digital radio system for its fleet of Metro trains. The new radio system is being installed in the driver’s cabs on Metro’s fleet of 90 trains and in the Metro Control Room at South...