Nexus - Articles and news items

New Head of Fleet Engineering appointed at Tyne and Wear metro

Industry news  •  21 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Mr Paul Patrick has been appointed as Head of Fleet Engineering at Tyne and Wear Metro Depot in Newcastle.

Nexus resumes operation of the Tyne and Wear Metro network

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

After seven years, Nexus has taken back control from DB Regio (part of the Arriva Group) of running services on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to the next few years as we seek to improve Metro for our customers. Nexus will be directly […]

New customer services director announced for Nexus

Industry news  •  28 March 2017  •  Eurotransport

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has announced Huw Lewis as its new Customer Services Director.

Nexus appoints new Metro Services Director

Industry news  •  13 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Chris Carson, who has more than 20 years of experience in the UK railway industry, has been appointed Metro Services Director at Nexus.

Newcastle Central Metro station refurbishment is now complete

Industry news  •  13 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

The £6 million revamp of the Metro ticket halls and concourse at Newcastle Central Metro station has been completed, transforming a key regional gateway.

Passengers surveyed on design of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Industry news  •  7 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have approved the design of its new trains according to a survey published by Transport Focus.

Nexus announces £35m Tyne and Wear Metro investment

Industry news  •  30 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Nexus has announced a £35 million modernisation programme for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be carried out in 2017.

Nexus completes £3m track replacement scheme in Newcastle tunnels

Industry news  •  23 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Nexus has completed a £3 million programme to replace tracks used by the Tyne and Wear Metro in tunnels beneath Newcastle city centre.

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.

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