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  • All day Metro travel for Gold Card holders

    2 July 2015
    Metro Gold Card holders get the added benefit of all day travel in July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating last year’s special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays for two months from Wednesday, 1 July, as...
  • Metro ticket machines are back in service

    1 July 2015
    Metro ticket machines are back in service following earlier software problems. Metro apologises for the disruption. The problem with the ticket machines was caused by the upload of a new tariff for Metro Gold Card holders to travel all day throughout July and August. Despite today’s today’s issues...
  • Metro among best modern structures in the North East

    29 June 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has been named among the best modern buildings in the North East by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Buildings. Metro won the award for the best new construction project between 1965 and 1995, pipping the Byker Wall and Newcastle Quayside to the honour. The awards...
  • Nexus invests £1.1m in a more reliable Metro service in South Tyneside

    26 June 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £1.1m to strengthen and protect three Metro bridges in South Tyneside. The project will see new crash barriers installed to prevent structural damage if any of the bridges are hit by a car or a lorry. This will help...
  • Shields Ferry undergoes an engine refit

    23 June 2015
    An iconic cross-Tyne passenger ferry has undergone a £250,000 engine refit, extending the vessel’s service life on the river. Pride of the Tyne has had her engines overhauled in a programme of works which has also included improvements to on-board passenger facilities. It is the biggest refit since...
  • Plans for a new transport hub in South Shields unveiled

    19 June 2015
    Exciting plans have been unveiled for the development of a vibrant new transport interchange in South Shields as part of the £100m town centre regeneration scheme. The new-look transport interchange will be built in the heart of South Shields and will include a combined new Metro and bus station to...
  • Nexus to invest £40m in Metro modernisation over the next 12 months

    17 June 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £40m in modernisation work over the next 12 months. The work will focus on Metro track replacement, station refurbishment and essential new technology. The modernisation will include: • The completed refurbishment...
  • Mexican artwork finds a home on Metro

    15 June 2015
    A splash of Mexican colour and culture has arrived in North Tyneside following the creation of a new artwork at North Shields Metro station, thanks to the region’s most vibrant festival. As part of ¡Vamos! 2015, ‘El Patio de mi casa’ – which translates as ‘My House’s Backyard’ - was created at...
  • Metro passenger numbers grow fastest outside London

    9 June 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has the fastest growing passenger numbers in the country outside of London. A Government report into the performance of England’s light rail and tram systems shows that Metro patronage rose the fastest in the year to the end of March 2015. The data, released by the...
  • Metro trains celebrate 40 years of service

    8 June 2015
    The first ever trains to enter service on the Tyne and Wear Metro have celebrated their 40th anniversary with a special commemorative journey for passengers and former staff. The two original Metro prototypes, Metrocars 4001 and 4002, were recognised for their outstanding service over the last four...