Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, to provide project control services across three major programmes.
This new contract will build on the global professional services firm’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.
A major £500 million programme set up to modernise the busiest and most frequent light rail network outside of London, Metro Futures helps deliver long-term social and economic benefits for the North East.
Meanwhile, the Metro Flow project is a £100 million 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.
Director at Turner & Townsend, Graeme Braithwaite, 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 longstanding partnership with Nexus.”