Nexus invests £2million into lift and escalator works at Tyne and Wear Metro stations
A major programme of improvement works to lifts and escalators is taking place on the Tyne and Wear Metro network.
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The project, which is seeing Nexus invest £2m, is expected to be complete in the summer months.
Sarah McManus, head of renewals at Nexus, said: “We are investing £2m in lifts and escalators on the Metro system to ensure they are fit for service for many more years to come.
“These assets are heavily used by customers, especially at those stations in busy city centres. They need renewal work.
“At Haymarket all three of the station’s escalators are being refitted with the steps and drive chains. We are grateful to customers for their patience while these works are taking place.
“These projects are just a part of the major multi-million-pound investments that we have made to renew key parts of Metro’s infrastructure over the last ten years.”
All three escalators at Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle city centre, which are used by five million customers a year, are being refurbished.
Ten lifts are being refitted, including stations such as Chichester, Benton, Gateshead, Central, and Haymarket.
Nexus has also confirmed that the lift at Monument is being completely replaced.
All of the lifts are set to get energy saving LED lighting and digital help points to continue modernising the travel network.
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