Tyne & Wear metro operator

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  1. pdeaves

    pdeaves Established Member

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    Operation of the Metro system was tendered and awarded to DB Regio Tyne & Wear, which took over from 1 April 2010. After seven years, Nexus to operation 'in house' again, initially for two years (i.e. to 31 March 2019). As I have heard nothing further about tendering/franchising/outsourcing or any other variant, is it safe to assume that Nexus still runs the Metro? Are there any plans to change the status quo?
     
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  3. Megafuss

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    No, Metro is still operated by NEXUS. Some background here http://www.railtechnologymagazine.c...peration-of-tyne-and-wear-metro-from-db-regio

    It's worth noting that during the original tendering process, the NEXUS in-house bid somehow managed to fail....
     
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    Thanks.

    Yes, I get the impression (rightly or wrongly) that it was highly political; rather like BR bidding for original franchises it was doomed to fail however good it was.
     
  5. MetroCar4058

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    Nexus would've bankrupted themselves if they won the tender!

    I believe there are no intentions to put the network back out to tender. It'll be operated by Nexus until at least the new fleet is fully integrated.
     
  6. ModernRailways

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    Rumour has it that it is planned to go back out to tender in the next year or two.
     
  7. MetroCar4058

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    NECA report a year back said otherwise but it would explain a lot of stuff around NEMOL becoming Metro Services.
     

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