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  • Pop Pay As You Go comes to buses in South Tyneside

    18 May 2016
    People catching a bus in South Tyneside can now use the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard for travel in the borough. Stagecoach buses have started to accept the new payment card, launched last year, which can already be used on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Councillor Allan West, Lead Member...
  • Nicola's the first woman to captain the Shields Ferry

    9 May 2016
    The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service has its first female skipper at the helm. Nicola Peach had to sit the maritime equivalent of a driving test, which she has passed with flying colours. By getting her Boat Master’s Licence Nicola is able to take the controls of the ferry in passenger service, on...
  • Metro appoints a new operations director

    6 May 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has appointed a new Operations Director to lead on service delivery and performance. Chris Carson has joined DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, with more than 20 years’ experience in the rail industry. The 44-year-old’s career history has...
  • Tom's set to retire after 30 years at the Shields Ferry

    20 April 2016
    A long-serving Shields Ferry skipper is bowing out after three decades of service on the River Tyne. Tom Bennett, who has captained the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry for 30 years, is set to retire from his role. Tom, 63, of Westoe in South Shields, will be saying an emotional farewell to his colleagues...
  • Nexus teams up with the Rail Academy for training

    13 April 2016
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has teamed up with Newcastle College’s new Rail Academy to help in the delivery of a major programme of overhead line renewal on the Metro system. The region’s first dedicated training hub for rail engineering, the Rail Academy successfully won...
  • Renewal reminder for U16 Pop cards

    11 April 2016
    Parents whose children’s U16 Pop cards are due to expire on July 31 this year are reminded to get their renewal applications in before the end of April. Nexus has issued the reminder so that it has more time to process the many thousands of applications it receives for U16 Pop cards, which increase...
  • A vibrant new mural is unveiled at Byker Metro station

    7 April 2016
    Metro passengers will see a vibrant splash of colours at Byker station this spring after a new giant artwork was unveiled. Home, by Alex Godwin, is an 11-metre long tableau weaving a multi-coloured adventure around everyday objects from the streets and houses around the busy city metro station....
  • Metro services resume after Major Line Closure

    4 April 2016
    Metro services have resumed between Tynemouth and Shiremoor following a 15 day major line closure. The line re-opened on Sunday morning, 3 April, as usual. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has replaced a large section of 50 year-old tracks and track beds. The major line closure will took place...
  • Metro holds limited trial allowing people to travel with non-folding bikes

    30 March 2016
    Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that a limited trial is set to take place which will allow customers to travel on the Metro with their bikes. It is hoped that the limited trial will enhance the use of bikes and support onward travel for cyclists in the region. The limited trial is taking place...
  • Metro says goodbye to its last original escalator

    23 March 2016
    Tyne and Wear Metro engineers have completed the replacement of all 28 escalators installed when the system was built in the 1970s and early 1980s. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro has overseen the replacement as part of its £350m modernisation of the light rail system, used by more than 40...