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New Transit
Progress Report
Andrew Garnett
Of all the new entrants to the embryonic open access rail market, Grand Central had something of a long drawn-out labour. After a decade-long... continue
New Transit
Projects
The contract to operate the Tyne & Wear Metro under a new operating concession is down to two bidders after PTE Nexus rejected a bid by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Tyne and Wear passenger transport executive, Nexus, has cut its shortlist for the contract to operate trains and stations on its Metro network to two... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Middlesbrough’s directly elected mayor, Ray Mallon, and neighbouring Redcar & Cleveland Council are embroiled in a furious spat about the... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Passenger numbers on the Tyne & Wear Metro could rise by 400,000 following the decision to increase the number of trains on the Sunderland... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Andrew Garnett
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne & Wear Metro system, today announced the names of the final two... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Sunderland City Council’s cabinet has endorsed plans for a bridge over the River Wear as phase 2 of the Sunderland Strategic Corridor project... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nexus and local authorities in the north-east of England are in discussions about plans to fund a smart ticketing infrastructure for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland and ScotRail are to study the case for introducing local rail services between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The project will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Tees Valley are planning a step-by-step plan to improve the area’s rail services after conceding that the ‘big... continue
New Transit
Projects
Tyne &?Wear PTE Nexus has unveiled final designs for the transformation of Sunderland’s railway station as work on the project enters its... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Redding has been appointed an associate director at consultant AECOM in the company’s Newcastle office. He joins from consultant RPS where... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has welcomed the DfT’s final confirmation of £13.4m to replace 225 ticket machines and installed new... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Nexus today welcomed the government's final confirmation of £13.4m funding, which will see 225 ticket machines replaced on the Tyne and Wear... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Tyne and Wear PTE Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has acted to close down a Facebook newsgroup aimed at tracking the movements... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three bidders have submitted bids to Nexus for the operating concession of the Tyne and Wear Metro. The bidders for the seven-nine year concession... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Go Ahead North East have refreshed the bus livery of its coastal Drifter services to dark green, including ‘Drifter’ logo of the landmark... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority looks set to take an “advisory and co-ordinating” role on a core strategic road network in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in Tyne and Wear plan to employ local people rather than consultants to deliver many of the sustainable travel city measures if the... continue
New Transit
People
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has announced that Elaine Holt, until recently the managing director of First Capital Connect, has been appointed as... continue
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