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Metro passenger numbers soar at Manors Station.
Metro passenger numbers at Manors station have soared since a new university campus opened opposite the station. Nexus, which, owns, manages and is modernising Metro, says passenger numbers were up 40% between September and November 2008 compared to the previous year. More than 107,000 passengers…
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North East takes step forward on smart card plans.
Nexus is to work together with bus operators across North East England to develop the region’s first smart ticketing technology for public transport. The plans would see passengers able to travel anywhere from the Scottish border to the Tees Valley using a single ‘intelligent’ card in place of cash…
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Metro ranked among the UK’s leading train operators
The Tyne and Wear Metro has been shortlisted for Train Operator of the Year at the UK’s most prestigious rail awards ceremony. This is the second year running that Metro has reached the shortlist at the HSBC Rail Business Awards, competing against the likes of Eurostar, London Underground and First…
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The Queen officially opens the Metro 1981
A Tyne Tees news report of the day the Queen officially opened the Tyne and Wear Metro, on 6 November 1981, has been posted on video-sharing website You Tube. You can see it by clicking on the below link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKhW7aJyGnA&feature=related Please note this link takes you…
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Nexus to give Blaydon Interchange a £95,000 facelift.
Blaydon bus interchange is to get a £95,000 facelift this spring by Nexus. New shelters, information boards and fences are to be fitted at the interchange in a six week programme of work starting on 16 March. There will also be more seating areas and plans for new energy-efficient LED lighting to…
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Talking signposts on Metro help visually impaired.
Nexus has installed talking signposts to assist the visually impaired at two of its busiest stations. Twenty ‘React’ speaker units have been fitted all over Monument and Haymarket Metro stations in a joint project with Newcastle City Council, RNIB and Newcastle Disability Forum. Between them the…
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Metro unveils new weapon in the fight against cable theft
Metro has joined forces with Northumbria Police to issue a stark warning to thieves who target sensitive trackside equipment – Metro property is now marked with an invisible forensic coding system called SmartWater. SmartWater is being used on Metro to crackdown on cable theft, which causes delays…
Another record breaking year for Metro punctuality.
During the year to March 2009 Metro ran 96.17 percent of its trains on time - ahead of the performance figures which are set down by the Metro Customer Charter. And on Monday March 4 Metro punctuality actually peaked at 99 percent, the highest figure on record for a weekday Metro service. In 2007/…
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Metro worker’s inventions raise standards at Metro train depot.
A Metro worker has invented two revolutionary types of lifting device which have transformed working practices at Metro’s Train Fleet Depot in Newcastle. Alan Jones used all his knowhow and designed two types of mechanical lifting jack which have made the job of maintaining Metro trains more…
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Metro increases train services to South Hylton in Sunderland
Metro is increasing the number of trains it operates to South Hylton in Sunderland as it seeks to build on another record-breaking year of passenger growth. In the last year Metro has seen passenger numbers pass the 40 million mark – the highest level since the early 1990s – and it is hoped that…