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  • Metro's smart ticket system is voted the best in Europe

    29 January 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s smartcard ticketing system has been voted the best in Europe. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, along with its main contractors Ecebs and Scheidt and Bachmann, won Best Smart Ticketing Service at the 2015 Transport Ticketing Awards in London. The award...
  • Light blue colour scheme chosen for Central Station

    29 January 2015
    Metro passengers have voted in their thousands and have chosen a vibrant light blue colour scheme for the new-look Central Station in Newcastle. More than 5,000 people voted after Nexus gave passengers a chance to have their say on the new colour scheme. Nexus, which owns, manages and is...
  • Tickets gates are installed at Chichester

    16 January 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has installed automatic ticket gates at Chichester Metro station in South Tyneside. The new ticket gates have been installed over the last two weeks and will be switched on in February. It will mean that the station will be...
  • Apprentices get behind the wheel of a Metro vehicle

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has given its new apprentices the chance to get first-hand experience of operating multi-million pound railway maintenance equipment. Ten first year apprentices, who are part of the three-year Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme, got the chance to...
  • Heritage railway gets Metro level crossing lights

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has donated a set of level crossing stop lights to one of the North’s most well-known heritage railways. The Wensleydale Railway in North Yorkshire, which is run by volunteers, has been given a used set of red stop lights from...
  • Metro disruption: An apology

    12 January 2015
    Dear passenger We want to say sorry for the severe disruption to your Metro service this morning, and last week. A significant power failure affected our control centre just after 6:30am and trains were brought to a stop while we restored power and checked vital safety systems. This followed a...
  • Metro driver turns counsellor after fatal accident

    7 January 2015
    A Metro driver who was involved in a fatal collision while in the cab of his train has trained as a counsellor to help colleagues who find themselves in the same position. Alan Hudson, a Metro driver for 14 years, decided to become a counsellor as a way of coping with the trauma of an incident five...
  • New zone-by-zone prices for annual MetroSavers

    6 January 2015
    Metro passengers who buy annual MetroSavers can now buy tickets priced zone-by-zone for annual season tickets, offering cheaper travel for thousands of commuters. The zonal MetroSavers are now on sale exclusively from all Nexus Travelshops.  They will be available from all Metro station ticket...
  • Nexus looks to recruit ten new apprentices

    23 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has embarked on a third consecutive year of apprentice recruitment for its rail engineering section. A total of ten apprentices are being sought to join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme in the autumn of 2015. Nexus expanded the scheme in 2013...
  • Nexus keep transport hubs safe from sex offenders

    23 December 2014
    Customer service workers at Nexus are playing a key role in keeping public transport hubs safe from sex offenders. The Nexus staff have appeared in a new national training video, commissioned by the independent charity Leisurewatch, on how to spot the characteristics and actions of potential...

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