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27 July 2018

Nexus to upgrade Tyne Wear Metro control room in UK

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Nexus will install a computerised signalling control system at the Tyne and Wear Metro control room, in Newcastle, to help make train operations more efficient. The £12m project will take place from 4-5 August.

Nexus is a UK public body which owns and manages Metro. The rapid transit and light rail system serves Newcastle upon Tyne, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region.

Derby-based technology company Resonate will supply the computerised signalling control system. Staff will be on duty to oversee the changes which will lead to some planned disruption to Metro services.

Passenger information display screens across all 60 Metro stations will be affected by the work and will require manual intervention to make them operational. Nexus says the work will be carried out as quickly as possible after the system is installed.

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