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Nexus holds supplier awareness day for £8m rail skills centre

Industry news  •  18 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus, operators of the Tyne and Wear Metro, have held a market awareness day for suppliers interested in the design and build of a proposed rail skills centre for the region.

NECA agrees strategy to improve Metro and local rail in North East England

Industry news  •  22 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The North East Combined Authority has agreed a Metro and Local Rail Strategy designed to improve passenger journeys and kick-start the expansion of local rail in North East England.

QCS Board rejects proposal for NECA control of North East bus services

Industry news  •  4 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A North East Combined Authority (NECA) Quality Contracts Scheme for control of North East bus services has been rejected by the QCS Board and local traffic commissioner.

Tyne and Wear Metro passenger figures hit five year high

Industry news  •  22 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Over 39 million journeys have been recorded on the Tyne and Wear Metro, its highest passenger figures for five years.

Metro Central Station to undergo £6 million refurbishment

Industry news  •  10 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus has announced it is to commence work on the £6 million scheme to upgrade the Metro Central Station ticket hall and platforms in Newcastle.

Tyne and Wear Metro celebrates 35 year anniversary

Industry news  •  11 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Tyne and Wear Metro celebrate 35 years of passenger service since first opening to the public on 11th August 1980.

£30 million Tyne and Wear Metro refurbishment complete

Industry news  •  4 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

DB Regio has completed a £30 million refurbishment of the Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet five months ahead of schedule.

Tyne and Wear Metro records 2.5 million smart card journeys since April 2015

Industry news  •  9 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, has revealed over 2.5 million smart cards journeys have been made by passengers since April 2015.

Tyne and Wear Metro to receive £40 million investment

Industry news  •  18 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, has announced a £40 million investment to modernise the Tyne and Wear Metro.

DB Regio Tyne and Wear receives five-star service award

Industry news  •  28 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator, has received five-star certification in the Recognised for Excellence (RfE) programme awarded by the British Quality Foundation (BQF).

Metro on track for a more sustainable future after lowering carbon emissions

Industry news  •  19 November 2014  •  DB Regio Tyne and Wear

DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has reduced its total emissions by 12.75% over four years, saving 5,317 tonnes of CO2…

Kapsch is building a digital radio network for the Tyne and Wear Metro, one of busiest light rail systems in Great Britain

Industry news  •  23 June 2014  •  Kapsch

New business unit wins major contract for the implementation of TETRA technology…

New campaign to stop passengers obstructing train doors

Industry news  •  23 October 2013  •  Gardiner Richardson

The initiative includes a specially commissioned animation called ‘Use your brain near a train’…

Funding boost for Tyne and Wear Metro

Industry news, News  •  8 February 2013  •  Department for Transport (DfT)

The Tyne and Wear Metro is set to benefit from a £23 million funding boost, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker confirmed…

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games – Free to view transport supplement

Issue 2 2012, Supplements  •  1 May 2012  •  Jonathan Fox, Bernard Garner, David Emmerson

DLR – meeting the challenge of 2012 (Jonathan Fox, Director, Docklands Light Railway (DLR))
Olympic plans in place for Newcastle (Bernard Garner, Director General of Nexus)
Transport planning for London 2012 (David Emmerson, Head of Rail Contracts, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA))

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