30 Jan '17, 11am

We are investing £35m in modernisation work in 2017. Find out more here:

We are investing £35m in modernisation work in 2017. Find out more here:

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2017. The work will involve major projects to renew and replace Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including track and overhead lines. It forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, the scheme to secure Metro’s long term future over eleven years. The modernisation programme is now into its sixth year. Major Metro renewal projects in 2017 include: Track replacement work between Wallsend and St James The start of a five year scheme to replace 300km of overhead power lines Track replacement work between Longbenton and Northumberland Park The installation of a new Metro bridge over Killingworth Road Director of Rail and Infrastructure, Raymond Johnstone, said: “We are pressing on with modernisation projects worth a total of £35m in 2017 as w...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/nexus-invest-%C2%A335m-...

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