In Pictures: Nexus Learning Centre at South Shields

The new Nexus Learning Centre being built on the site of the old South Shields Metro Station in the town centre is nearing completion although as yet no word from Nexus as to when its first recruits may be heading through the facility. The £8.4 million project is due to provide training for apprentices, front line leadership and management development as well as ensuring all Metro staff are able to continually develop and adapt to the ever changing practices on the network.

Originally slated for a 2019 opening the facility is being built on the old South Shields station site which was closed when the new interchange opened a few hundred yards away. It will include a mock Metro platform along with a section of track which will allow staff to carry our training on the railway infrastructure before they are let loose on the main network.

The impressive new building is seen here from the outside. Note the overhead on the left which will be used for training purposes. (Photograph by Trevor Hall, 17th September 2020)

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