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Crime prevention initiative on Metro wins a top national award
A crime prevention initiative which involved coating Metro equipment with an invisible forensic coding system to deter thieves has scooped a prestigious award from senior figures within the UK’s light rail sector. SmartWater, which is being used on Metro to crackdown on cable theft, won Innovation…
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Travel by Metro can save you £5 a day, new figures show
Switching from car to Metro could save the average commuter more than £5 a day – or more than £1,000 a year. The shock figures calculated for the Tyne and Wear Metro show the full cost of driving to work in town and city centres. It comes after research showed more motorists are counting the cost…
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Government cash boost for Tynemouth Station.
Tynemouth Station is to receive a £2m Government grant for essential conservation work. The station, a Grade II listed structure which was first opened in 1882 by the North Eastern Railway, will have its historic roof canopies repaired. The funding will also be used to enhance the existing…
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Gateshead youngsters learn the consequences of antisocial behaviour
School children in Gateshead are taking part in a series of workshops to highlight the consequences of antisocial behaviour. The pilot project, called ‘It’s Your Choice’, will see 150 kids from the Gateshead area learning about the impact of crime and vandalism on their local community. Fire, road…
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Nexus announces details of Metro: all change modernisation programme.
Metro passengers can look forward to a step change in travel over the next three years thanks to detailed modernisation plans unveiled by the system’s owner today. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is on the verge of securing a funding package from Government expected to be…
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Red Kite buses scoop green award.
Go North East has scooped the Green Marketing award for its Red Kite bus service in New Transit Magazine’s inaugural Green Transport Awards. This is the third award for the Red Kite buses in just over a year, having previously won the Business Award in the 2008 Northumberland Wildlife Trust Awards…
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Nexus completes £1m Metro lift replacement project.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has successfully completed a £1m project to replace six ageing passengers lifts at stations across the system. The lifts, some of which were more than 30 years-old, have been replaced with cleaner, quieter and greener lift cars, with CCTV…