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Metro investment reaches £150m milestone
More than £150m has now been put into modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro since the ‘all change’ investment programme began in 2010. Cllr David Wood, Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, this week marked the milestone by meeting Nexus engineers and contractors carrying out…
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Nexus up for four national rail awards
Nexus has been shortlisted in a record four categories at this month’s prestigious UK Rail Business Awards, recognising its commitment to innovation, investment in staff and a good relationship with local people. The public body, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been recognised…
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Nexus invests an extra £100,000 to prevent low rail adhesion
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing an extra £100,000 in the clearance of trackside vegetation across the system in a bid to reduce incidents of low rail adhesion in autumn 2014. The extra resources will be ploughed into cutting back more trees and shrubbery…
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Better bus shelters for North Shields town centre
People catching a bus from North Shields are feeling the benefit of investment by Nexus to improve shelters in the town centre, including better lighting and CCTV security. A new 23-metre shelter for the busy bus stops in Bedford Street meets the standard seen at town centre bus stations in Tyne…
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Metro passengers feel the benefit of contactless payment
More than 20,000 Metro passengers are enjoying the benefit of contactless card payment at ticket machines, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, introduced Paywave contactless technology to its 225 new ticket machines earlier this year. And it has proved a hit with…
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Nexus to invest £35m in Metro modernisation in 2014
Nexus plans to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2014, but passengers will not see any major line closures planned on weekdays. The bulk of the modernisation work next year will be carried out at weekends and during the night, meaning less disruption for commuters. There will not be a…
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Metro's smart ticketing system grows in use
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s £25m smart ticketing system – including automatic ticket gates and validators – has seen 10,000 passengers touching in every day using smartcards after just a month of being in operation. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, says that more and more Metro…
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Discover the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro
A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a colourful new light on the Newcastle suburb. The work by Patrick Murphy, Love My Byker, captures local landmarks in and around the main shopping street of Shields Road. The finished 11-metre long work blows the images up to a huge scale across one…
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Students and young people to pay less for Metro travel
Students and young people can look forward to paying less for the cost of Metro travel in 2014. The reduced prices will come into effect from Thursday 2 January as part of the annual review of Metro fares. A four week all zone student MetroSaver is coming down from £53.25 to £48. The inner zone…
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Nexus sets the standard in good financial management
Nexus is in the top 1% of public bodies when it comes to managing its accounts efficiently. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been marked out for praise by the Government-appointed Audit Commission for the speed with which it was able to publish fully audited accounts with…