Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus wins approval to build a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has won approval to build a temporary train maintenance depot in North Tyneside. The new depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site on Wallsend Road in Howdon, will be used as a maintenance facility for some of the…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
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Metro features in the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is being showcased all this week at the Great Exhibition of the North. Metro’s past, present and future is brought to life at the Great North Engineering Experience, at the historic Mining Institute in Neville Hall, close to Newcastle’s central station. Staff from Nexus, the…
First spades in the ground on site in South Shields
Work starts on £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields
Work has started on the construction of an £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields town centre. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is building a bespoke facility to deliver a wide range of rail infrastructure and operations training. It will also provide…
New look of Metro Control Room
Metro control room to get £12m investment in new technology
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room is to undergo a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is installing a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
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Modernisation work completed at five Airport line Metro stations
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £300,000 modernisation scheme at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The work saw Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and…
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Metro funding campaign honoured at national PR awards
The successful campaign to win funding for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains has been honoured at a national public relations industry award. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro, was shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the best public affairs category at the 2018 UK PR…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus hosts market industry day for Metro train manufacturers
Train manufacturers from across the globe have been in the region today as the race hots up to design and build a new fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has hosted a market industry event at The Sage Gateshead to explain more about its exciting…