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  • Metro train on QEII bridge over the Tyne

    Watch a Metro ride captured on time lapse video

    15 February 2017
    A Metro time lapse video has brilliantly framed a daily journey through South Tyneside. The video was shot on by a member of Nexus staff using just an iPhone on the 8.6km stretch of line between Hebburn and South Shields. It captures what should be a 20 minute Metro ride. But speeded up via time...
  • Photo of grandarents and their grandchildren on the Metro

    Make the most of Metro over the half term holidays

    14 February 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during the February half term to explore the wealth of attractions across the region. Metro’s handy map highlights the vast range of options available to keep children entertained in the school holidays, which take place from 18 – 26...
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    Metro track replacement: St James - Chillingham Road

    8 February 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track modernisation in Newcastle. The project will involve the replacement of a 3.8km section of Metro line that runs east to west beneath Newcastle city centre. The tracks which traverse...
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    Metro customers have their say on a new fleet of trains

    6 February 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have given a thumbs-up to for London Underground-style linear seating when new trains are introduced to the system in the years ahead. More than 3,000 people took part in the biggest ever consultation exercise on Metro trains, organised by Nexus as it completes the...
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    Nexus to invest £35m in modernisation work in 2017

    26 January 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2017. The work will involve major projects to renew and replace Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including track and overhead lines. It forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
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    More trains when people need them in Metro timetable change

    16 January 2017
    The Metro timetable is changing on 5 February to provide more early morning trains and a better service at peak times. There will be new early morning weekday services from Sunderland, South Shields and North Tyneside stations, reflecting changing demand from Metro passengers. And changes at peak...
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    Budding authors showcase their work on Metro

    19 December 2016
    Talented Metro customers have drawn inspiration from their train journeys to pen winning short stories. Tyne and Wear Metro launched a competition earlier this year asking passengers to write a 250-word story based on the theme ‘Metro Morning’. Scores of people took on the literary challenge and...
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    Metro's £3m tunnel re-railing project is completed

    15 December 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £3m programme to replace the tracks in the iconic tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of Newcastle. Four kilometres of track has been successfully replaced in the tunnels which run from...
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    Shields Ferry fares to offer bigger savings in 2017

    8 December 2016
    Shields Ferry fares in 2017 are to offer bigger savings for customers with a Pop Pay As You Go smartcard, while most other tickets are coming down or are being frozen in price. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, is introducing a 20p saving on single Ferry tickets...
  • Metro stations are a new home for Amazon lockers

    28 November 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is home to a new set of Amazon lockers, giving passengers the chance to collect their online purchases when they pass through stations. Amazon Lockers have been installed at five key stations on the Metro system, including Monument in Newcastle city centre, Four Lane Ends...
  • Christmas and New Year public transport in Tyne and Wear

    28 November 2016
    Nexus has produced a handy guide to when public transport is operating in and around Tyne and Wear this Christmas and New Year. You can download our guide from this page. It provides a quick reference to when bus, Metro, Shields ferry and local rail services are operating, as well as opening hours...
  • Metro's airport extension celebrates its 25th year

    17 November 2016
    The Metro extension to Newcastle Airport has marked its 25th anniversary. The £12m scheme, opened on November 17, 1991, provides the fastest airport to city centre transfers in the country. Millions of holidaymakers and business travellers have benefited over the last quarter of a century. Managing...
  • Apprentices start a new career at the Metro train depot

    8 November 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has underlined its commitment to training and development by taking on five new apprentices at its train fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. Metro, which carries almost 40 million passengers a year, has recruited the apprentices from Newcastle College’s engineering...
  • Metro cycling trial is extended for six months

    7 November 2016
    Tyne and Wear Metro has extended its cycle trial allowing customers to travel with non-folding bikes for the first time. The limited trial was launched earlier this year to test how far it was possible to support onward travel for cyclists with non-folding bikes without having an impact on the...
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    Most popular Metro tickets are frozen in price for 2017

    3 November 2016
    Metro fares will include bigger savings for customers travelling with Pop Pay As You Go smartcards in 2017, while other popular Metro tickets are to be frozen in price. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, will introduce a bigger 20p saving on single journeys and 30p saving on the...
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    The future of Metro and light rail services in North East England

    7 July 2016
    The North East Combined Authority’s vision for transport in the region includes ambitious plans to invest in Metro and explore how expansion of our region’s rail networks could be achieved. In the attached document we provide a broader policy context for part of that vision: the business cases for...
  • hospital staff and children with snow dog sculpture

    Metro's little Snowdog delights local children's ward

    28 October 2016
    Children being cared for at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington had a very special visitor – Nexus’ very own little Snowdog. The Northumbria is the first hospital in the North East to host ‘Gooch’, the only mobile snowdog on the Great North Snowdog trail – the region’s...
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    Tyneside children voice new Metro safety campaign

    27 October 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a new safety campaign with the help of two North East schoolchildren. Bill Quay Primary School pupils Anya and Eva Leng, who are six and nine respectively, are the voices of a series of new recorded Metro tannoy announcements reminding passengers to take care...
  • Two people with snow dog sculpture

    Metro's little Snowdog joins the trail in Sunderland

    19 October 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s very own little Snowdog has been on a whistle stop tour of some of the top sights and attractions in Sunderland. Nexus, who have named their little Snowdog ‘Gooch’, are principal sponsors of the Great North Snowdog trail – the region’s biggest ever public art event which...
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    New walking guide as Snowdog hunters flock to Metro

    19 October 2016
    Snowdog hunters are flocking to the Tyne and Wear Metro in their thousands as they scour North East England to complete their collection. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, says it has seen a significant increase in leisure travel and travel by families since the Great North Snowdog Trail began...
  • shields ferry and RNLI boat

    Shields Ferry hosts emergency training exercise

    13 October 2016
    A training exercise has been held on the River Tyne to practice a multi-agency response to a fire on board the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on Wednesday 12 October, was a chance for the emergency services and the Ferry crew to co-ordinate their response in the event of a major...
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    A dog's eye view of Metro's snowdog trail

    13 October 2016
    Metro-loving Miniature Schnauzer Gus has captured a dog’s eye view of the Great North Snowdog trail travelling by Metro and ferry. Two-and-a-half-year-old Gus took to the Tyne and Wear Metro network with his owner and a GoPro camera strapped to his back to visit some of the 61 Snowdog sculptures...
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    Metro's 'orange army' scoops a prestgious rail award

    12 October 2016
    The ‘orange army’ which keeps Tyne and Wear Metro on track through winter has been honoured at a prestigious industry award ceremony. Rail maintenance staff at Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, were named Team of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The prize recognises the efforts the...
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    Your chance to design the new Metrocars

    10 October 2016
    People of the North East are being asked to help design the next generation of Metrocars as part of an ambitious £1 billion bid to upgrade the trains, infrastructure and signalling over the next 20 years. Nexus, which owns Metro, is finalising a bid to the Department for Transport to help fund a...
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    Apprentices secure permanent jobs at Nexus

    5 October 2016
    A group of engineering apprentices are celebrating this week after securing permanent jobs on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has rewarded ten recruits with full time engineering jobs after they all successfully completed their three years of...
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    New checks on concessionary travel will prevent misuse of the ‘bus pass’

    29 September 2016
    New checks are being introduced on buses in the North East to prevent the misuse of concessionary bus passes meant for older and disabled people. Smart ticket machines on buses operating in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley have been programmed to indicate immediately...
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    Special Metro tickets to see the Snowdog trail

    26 September 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has revealed a number of special ticket options to help people to get out and about to see the Great North Snowdog Trail. Limited edition  Snowdog Pop Pay As You Go cards, which include a £10 balance, are available to buy online now, click here for Nexus online store. Pop...
  • Managing Director of Nexus with snow dog sculpture

    Great North Snowdogs take over Metro

    19 September 2016
    The Metro system is to play a key part in Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – Great North Snowdogs. The colourful Snowdog trail will see 61 individually designed Snowdog sculptures displayed in local parks and open spaces - and almost all are in easy reach of a Metro...
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    New tracks for Metro's iconic city centre tunnels

    14 September 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £3m in new tracks for the iconic Metro tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of Newcastle city centre. Engineers are replacing a two kilometre stretch of track between Jesmond Metro station and the QEII Metro...
  • people on a bus

    National Fraud Initiative 2016/17

    12 September 2016
    The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. This includes supplying data about concessionary travel pass holders to the Cabinet Office. If you have any...
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    Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

    9 September 2016
    Extra Metro services will be in operation for Sunday’s Great North Run - and runners and spectators  are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. There will be additional Metro services will be running until around 7pm, when the timetable returns to normal...
  • Parson’s Polygon air vent

    Metro's underground air vent gains listed status

    8 September 2016
    An air vent for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s tunnels beneath Newcastle has been listed by Historic England as an important piece of post-war public art. Parson’s Polygon is a unique terracotta obelisk designed by artist David Hamilton to stand in one of Newcastle city centre’s busiest streets. The 3.5...
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    The Shields Ferry gears up for the Great North Run

    2 September 2016
    The Shields Ferry service is gearing up for the Great North Run, its busiest day of the year, where it expects to carry 10,000 passengers over the day. Both ferries will be operating on the day of the Great North Run, Sunday 11 September, in order to clear the huge volume of runners and spectators...
  • group of stroke survivors

    Stroke survivors team up with Metro to help others

    30 August 2016
    A group of stroke survivors from South Tyneside have unveiled a project to help other people like them to get around and explore the area as part of their rehabilitation programme. The project has involved the creation of a special walking route and map, starting from Jarrow Metro station. The easy...
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    Shields Ferry to host a busking festival on board

    24 August 2016
    Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by buskers on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. A busker’s pitch will be erected on board the ferry on Saturday August 27, 12pm-6pm, and a host of musicians will be giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised...
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    Your chance to enter Metro's short story competition

    23 August 2016
    Metro customers are being encouraged to use their daily commute as inspiration for a new short story competition. Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with New Writing North to challenge writers, both aspiring and established, to pen a 250-word short story. The story should be based around the theme ‘...
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    Pop Pay As You Go arrives on Go North East buses

    22 August 2016
    Customers of the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, can now use the Pop Pay As You Go payment card on their buses right across the region. The Pop card is a way of paying for public transport and allows customers to use just one card to pay for journeys on public transport in North East...
  • Great North Run runners

    Travel information for the Great North Run 2016

    22 August 2016
    With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.  ...
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    Details of weekend closures at Metro Central Station

    12 August 2016
    The Metro concourse and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle are to close for five full weekends to allow for important modernisation work. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is closing Metro Central Station over three weekends in September and over two weekends in October –...
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    Great North Run Metro wristbands go on sale

    10 August 2016
    Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. And they can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines, which are...
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    Metro resumes between Benton and Monkseaton

    5 August 2016
    Metro services have resumed between Benton and Monkseaton following a 15 day major line closure. The line re-opened on Sunday morning, 7 August, and Metro services will be running as usual for Monday’s morning peak travel periods as usual. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has replaced a 3.8km...
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    Aerial footage of Metro modernisation work

    5 August 2016
    Aerial footage has captured the scale of the multi-million pound track replacement scheme that Nexus is carrying out in North Tyneside. Shot from an aerial drone using a 4K digital camera it shows the sections of line being installed between Shiremoor and West Monkseaton Metro stations. The tiny...
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    Reminder to renew U16 Pop cards before 31 July

    26 July 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 without delay. Nexus has issued the reminder because it receives thousands of applications for U16 Pop cards ahead of the new school year starting in September. By...
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    Views sought on two key road schemes in Newcastle

    25 July 2016
    Two of the busiest road junctions in Newcastle are set for a £20m upgrade in plans unveiled by Newcastle City Council. Blue House roundabout on the Great North Road, the junctions off Jesmond Dene Road with Osborne Road, and Ilford Road, and the Haddricks Mill double roundabout in South Gosforth...
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    Metro's major line closure gets underway

    20 July 2016
    The Metro line between Benton and Monkseaton is closed for 15 days to allow for a major programme of track replacement. A total of 3.8km of track will be replaced during the major line closure - Saturday July 23 until Saturday August 6. The work, which forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
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    Bold ambitions for Metro and local rail services

    19 July 2016
    The North East Combined Authority has agreed a strategy for investment in Metro and local rail to improve passenger journey and kick start an expansion of high quality local rail for the region. The Metro and Local Rail Strategy identifies a network of disused or under-used rail routes across North...
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    Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow

    13 July 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running extra services for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey. The Airshow, which takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July on the Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from...
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    Nexus services review: still time to have your say

    6 July 2016
    People who live and work in Tyne and Wear are being reminded that they still have time to give their views on local transport services as part of a review of what Nexus provides on behalf of local councils. An eight-week consultation process into Nexus services was launched on June 6 and runs until...
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    Major Line Closure: Benton to Monkseaton

    5 July 2016
    Nexus is to embark on a second programme of Metro track replacement on its lines in North Tyneside, which will involve a 15 day Major Line Closure between Benton and Monkseaton from Saturday July 23 until Saturday August 6. When the line is closed a frequent replacement bus service, the 900, will...
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    Commemorating the Battle of the Somme

    1 July 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has played its part in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Actors dressed as soldiers from the First World War Northumberland Fusiliers travelled on Metro on Friday July 1 between Newcastle and Sunderland as part of the commemorations. Groups of...
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    All day Metro travel for Gold Card holders

    30 June 2016
    Metro Gold Card holders are to get the added benefit of all day travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro system during July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating the special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays. This...
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    Nexus plans for a rail skills centre in South Shields

    22 June 2016
    Nexus is putting forward plans for a new £8m railway skills centre which could be built in South Shields town centre, if a £7m funding bid is successful. Nexus, the public body which owns and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is inviting local residents and businesses to find out more about...
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    Tyne river trips are back for summer 2016

    21 June 2016
    The Shields Ferry is offering its customers another bumper summer of Tyne river trips. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, is running a range of cruises, including live music, fish and chip trips, historical commentaries and on-board entertainments for children. The musical line-...
  • people with pop card next to a bus

    Pop Pay As You Go comes to buses in Sunderland

    14 June 2016
    People catching a bus in Sunderland can now use the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard for travel in the city. 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. Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder...
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    Metro gets a visit from the Flying Scotsman

    13 June 2016
    Metro passengers have been treated to a glimpse of the world famous Flying Scotsman. The famous engine, which has recently been renovated to pull passenger trains, made an appearance on a line running parallel to the Metro in North Tyneside . It ran for 3km between Benton and Northumberland Park on...
  • group of people at Stadium of Light in Sunderland

    Nexus hosts international rail conference in Sunderland

    8 June 2016
    Metro bosses from across the world have taken part in an international conference on railway safety hosted by Nexus. Rail chiefs from six different continents attended the two-day event, which was held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Nexus hosted the conference in its role as the owner and...
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    Rate the importance of local transport services

    6 June 2016
    Nexus is asking people who live and work in Tyne and Wear to give their views on how important they find local transport services it provides on behalf of local councils. An eight-week consultation launched today (6 June) covers a range of services including maintaining bus shelters and timetables...
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    Nathan's the youngest Ferry crewman in 30 years

    1 June 2016
    The Shields Ferry has recruited one of its youngest ever crew members. Nathan Williamson has joined as Second Mate at the age of 19, following a successful interview. Nathan, of North Shields, is the second youngest person to work on the cross-Tyne ferry service since Nexus took it over in 1972. He...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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...
  • woman with bicycle at metro station

    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 train at meadow well station

    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...
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    Metro raises awareness for Snowdogs Campaign

    15 March 2016
    Business leaders from across the North East will gather at an event this month to highlight the potential regional benefits to be gained by supporting the Great North Snowdogs campaign. Following the launch of the St Oswald’s-led fundraising initiative, Tyne and Wear Metro has joined forces with...
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    Former Shields Ferry gets a new lease of life in Ireland

    3 March 2016
    A long running mystery over the fate of a former Tyne passenger ferry has finally been solved. The Freda Cunningham, which served as a cross-Tyne Shields Ferry from 1972 to 1993, has been discovered in good working order and carrying passengers in the Republic of Ireland. Nexus, which owns and...
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    Animated guides show how to use Pop Pay As You Go

    25 February 2016
    Metro customers can make the most of Pop Pay As You Go smart travel by watching a series of new step-by-step animated guides about the product. The animations are easy to understand and show people how to use pay as you go on the iconic Pop card. Click here to view them. Three ‘How To’ guides have...
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    Metro marketing team up for top national award

    10 February 2016
    The people that market the Tyne and Wear Metro are in line for a top national award, after passenger numbers rose to their highest for five years. The Chartered Institute for Marketing has named Metro as a finalist in the prestigious Team of the Year category, where it will compete with household...
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    Shields Ferry crew star on BBC Two

    3 February 2016
    The Shields Ferry crew have appeared on national TV in a BBC documentary about the River Tyne. You can now view the Sea Cities episode featuring the Shields Ferry via BBC iPlayer for the next 28 days. The programme showed the Ferry staff at work during the day of the Great North Run - their...
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    Snowdog trail to feature on the Metro system

    1 February 2016
    An iconic character from one of the nation’s most enchanting TV animations – The Snowman and the Snowdog - is being brought to life on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Larger than life sculptures of the Snowdog from the 2012 sequel to Raymond Briggs’ original Snowman film from 1982 are to be...
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    Metro passenger numbers pass the 40 million mark

    27 January 2016
    The number of people using the Tyne and Wear Metro rose above 40 million in 2015, the highest passenger number for five years. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, puts the growth down to the convenience and value Metro offers and the introduction of Pop card smart tickets offering...
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    Nexus to replace 8.7km of track in North Tyneside

    7 March 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to embark on a multi-million pound programme of track replacement work on its lines in North Tyneside. The work, which forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, will involve the replacement of track...
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    Shields Ferry stars in a new BBC documentary series

    22 January 2016
    The Shields Ferry service is to star on national television in a new documentary series for the BBC. The Ferry and its crew will feature in the fly-on-the-wall documentary called Sea City, about everyday life on the river Tyne, which is to be aired nationally in a primetime slot on BBC Two on...
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    Pop Pay As You Go is on sale at Payzone stores

    21 January 2016
    Pay As You Go smart travel on Metro has gone on sale at a range of retail outlets across Tyne and Wear. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has an agreement with the consumer payments network Payzone to sell its purple Pop Pay As You Go cards. Pop Pay As You Go, which was launched in November, can...
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    Pop Pay As You Go users pass 2,000 mark

    18 January 2016
    More than 2,000 Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have switched to Pop Pay As You Go smart travel in the last two months alone. Metro became the first rail system outside London to offer the convenience of pay as you go smart travel on the iconic Pop card, which can also be used on a growing number of...
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    Price cut for commuters on the Shields Ferry

    7 January 2016
    Commuter fares on the Shields Ferry have been cut for 2016, as part of a new price package announced by operator Nexus. Single fares are also down and child fares have been frozen on the iconic service connecting North and South Shields. The new commuter fares, approved by the North East Combined...
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    Evening closures resume at Metro Central Station

    30 December 2015
    The early evening closures of Central Station’s Metro ticket concourse and platforms have resumed. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has resumed the 8pm, closures, Sundays to Thursdays, to allow for modernisation work. The evening closures had been temporarily halted over the...
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    Metro bridge works completed in South Tyneside

    17 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £1.1m project to strengthen and protect three Metro bridges in South Tyneside. The project has seen new crash barriers installed to prevent the bridges from sustaining structural damage if any are hit by a car or...
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    Flagship Sunderland bus route gets AV technology

    17 December 2015
    A flagship city bus service in Sunderland has been fitted with audio visual technology to benefit passengers with disabilities. The Sunderland Connect 700/701 service has had audio visual displays installed on all three buses to aid passengers with visual and hearing impairments. It will also be of...
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    New contractor to deliver Metro modernisation works

    17 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed TXM Rail to carry out a range of large scale Metro modernisation projects over the next four years. TXM, a division of TXM Plant, has won the tender to deliver major track replacement schemes on the Metro system as part of the on-...
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    Metro brand features in £14m airport redevelopment

    16 December 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic yellow livery is a striking new feature of a £14m redevelopment of the departure lounge at Newcastle International Airport. The new-look departure lounge has a range of new shops, cafes, restaurants and bar areas – and one of the designs has been inspired by Metro’s...
  • children showing drawings of level crossing safety posters

    Pupils create level crossing safety posters

    11 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has given local school children the chance to design a series of level crossing safety posters which have been published in an eye-catching new calendar. Two schools located near to Metro level crossings in Newcastle and North Tyneside have...
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    North East passengers to benefit from rail deal

    9 December 2015
    Rail passengers in the North East will feel the benefit from new trains, more frequent services and smart ticket travel as part of a franchise deal between local councils and the Department for Transport announced today. The deal will also bring greater local powers to hold train companies to...
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    Nexus accountant is honoured by his profession

    30 November 2015
    A young accountant at Nexus has been honoured by his profession for his work on a project to improve local bus services. Tom Clarke received an award from the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public finance and...
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    Metro and Shields Ferry fares for 2016 are agreed

    24 November 2015
    Metro fares are to include savings on the price of single tickets in 2016. The cost of standard adult single Metro tickets will be reduced by 10p from January 2 next year. Pop Pay As You Go will remain the cheapest way to pay for single and daily Metro travel. A 60% discount for young people aged...
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    Green light for new Metro and bus interchange

    23 November 2015
    Plans for a new Transport Interchange for South Shields have been given the go-ahead. Members of South Tyneside Council's Planning Committee approved the application from the Council, Muse Developments Ltd and Nexus, which form part of the next phase of the South Shields 365 Town Centre masterplan...
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    View our latest newsletter for stakeholders

    16 November 2015
    Click on the link below to view the latest copy of Nexus Matters, our stakeholder newsletter. Discover the new way to travel with Pop Pay As You Go smart cards Meet our new apprentices See the impact of Metro: all change modernisation in graphics and pictures
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    Works completed at Gateshead Stadium and Felling

    13 November 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a programme of modernisation work at Felling and Gateshead Stadium Metro stations. The work, which forms part of the £389m, Metro: all change modernisation programme, has seen both Metro stations given a fresh new...
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    The Shields Ferry's has its first female crew member

    12 November 2015
    The Shields Ferry has recruited its first ever female crew member. Nicola Peach has made history by becoming the first woman to take the controls of the historic cross-Tyne service. Nicola, 37, of Marsden in South Shields, started work on November 2 and is unfazed by joining the Ferry’s all male...
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    Pop Pay As You Go sells well in its first week

    6 November 2015
    Pay As You Go smart travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has sold well during its first week of operation. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has sold 120 purple Pop Pay As You Go cards in the first two days alone since the product launched on Monday 2 November. Close to 300 Pop Pay As You Go...
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    Metro carries an extra 250,000 passengers at Rugby World Cup

    4 November 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro saw a quarter of a million more journeys over the ten days that Newcastle hosted the Rugby World Cup, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that during the three Rugby World Cup games at St James’ Park, and the Fan Zone events from...
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    Pop Pay As You Go smart travel is officially launched

    2 November 2015
    Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro can now enjoy the convenience and value of Pay As You Go smart travel using the Pop card. Transport Minister Andrew Jones and Cllr Nick Forbes, lead member for transport on the North East Combined Authority, met at Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle on Monday...
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    Metro passenger numbers rise to 39 million

    22 October 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has achieved its highest passenger figures for five years, with the number of journeys on the system passing 39 million. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, puts the growth down to keeping ticket prices low and the introduction of smart ticketing, which offers passengers...
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    Choirs invited to perform Christmas carols on Metro

    21 October 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is calling upon North East choirs of all ages and backgrounds, to take part in a month of Christmas Carols at stations across the network, in a bid to raise money for charity this coming festive season. Each participating group will be able to choose the local or national...
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    Customers encouraged to pay for their travel online

    20 October 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is encouraging Metro season ticket holders to pay for their travel using a new online click and collect service. Metro’s 25,000 season ticket holders can pay online and then collect their MetroSavers by touching in with their Pop card at any...

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