Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Turner & Townsend to provide project control services across three major programmes.
The new contract will build on Turner & Townsend’s existing programme management with Nexus and see it continue to work services across the transport authority’s Metro Futures, Metro Flow and infrastructure programmes.
Metro Futures is a major £500m programme to modernise the busiest and most frequent light rail network outside of London to help deliver long term social and economic benefits for the north east.
The Metro Flow project is a £100m track dualling scheme in South Tyneside to further enhance Metro services and boost capacity to provide an extra 24,000 customer journeys every day.
The capital delivery programme will upgrade and renew current infrastructure within the Nexus Service including Tyne Dock in South Shields, Ferry Landings in North Shields, Tanners Bank in North Shields and Christon Road in Gosforth.
Graeme Braithwaite, director at Turner & Townsend said: “The major programmes will be transformative to the public transport network and can boost economic growth and deliver long lasting social outcomes for the north east. We are proud to play our part in their delivery and this contract award is testament to our long-standing partnership with Nexus.”