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    Nexus welcomes final funding for new Metro ticket machines and barriers.

    26 August 2009
    Nexus has welcomed news that the Government has announced final confirmation of funding for new ticket machines and electronic barriers on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The Department for Transport has confirmed that £13.4m is now committed to the project, which will see 225 ticket machines...
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    Nexus renews Metro overhead lines in historic tunnel.

    8 September 2009
    Metro engineers have successfully completed a delicate operation to replace almost 800 metres of overhead power lines in a cramped Victorian railway tunnel. Engineers worked throughout Sunday to replace the ageing overhead catenary wire in the 162-year-old tunnel between North Shields and Tynemouth...
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    Nexus unveils ‘station of light’ designs for Sunderland

    11 September 2009
    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.

    9 September 2009
    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

    16 September 2009
    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...
  • Ghost at Sunderland.

    Ghost Platform artwork to illuminate Sunderland Station

    17 September 2009
    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.

    18 September 2009
    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

    22 September 2009
    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

    25 September 2009
    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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