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  • Metro passengers make 2.5m smart journeys

    7 July 2015
    Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have made more than 2.5 million journeys using smart cards since the start of April, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, estimates that about 80,000 adults and students now hold their season tickets on smart cards, making 35,000...
  • Metro stars in its very own television advert

    3 July 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is starring in its own TV advert as the service looks to build on growing passenger numbers. An all-star cast of popular local visitor attractions feature in the advert, part of a new campaign to inspire summer days out travelling by Metro. The advert hit television screens...
  • Metro stations to be modernised in Gateshead

    3 July 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to begin 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, will see both Metro stations given a fresh new...
  • 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...

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