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Nexus, Newcastle


Nexus is the strategic public body in North East England, based in Newcastle, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro – Great Britain’s most highly frequented public transport system outside of London. Kapsch CarrierCom has been awarded by Nexus to deliver a new digital radio system that will be installed on Metro’s fleet of 90 trains, replacing the existing analog system. The project forms part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme, which is an 11 year programme of modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro, which is being funded by the UK Government.

Kapsch CarrierCom will build the entire TETRA infrastructure; deliver cab radios as well as all the terminals for the control centers. The new communications system will provide full coverage of the network in the entire Nexus area of operation and will also provide a significantly better performance than the existing analog system.

Key facts

  • Tyne and Wear Metro
  • Digital radio network based on TETRA
  • Infrastructure, cab radios, terminals
  • Length of ~ 75 km

Watch our reference video with Raymond Johnstone (Nexus, Director of Rail and Infrastructure):

Read the press release here.

If you need more information about this project win please contact us.