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  • Metro modernisation in North Tyneside

    16 May 2012
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out another major phase of comprehensive modernisation work in North Tyneside this summer. This huge programme of work will mean a Major Line Closure of 23 days between Wallsend and Tynemouth from Saturday August 11 to Monday...
  • Young people encouraged to go smarter

    14 May 2012
    Young people are being urged to get into sustainable travel through a programme of cutting-edge projects to get more young people to cycle, walk and take public transport to school. Schools Go Smarter is a Tyne and Wear-wide suite of green travel projects aimed at primary and secondary school...
  • Nexus celebrates 40 years of running the Shields Ferry

    14 May 2012
    Nexus is celebrating 40 years of owning and operating the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service. Nexus took over the Shields Ferry in May 1972 after new legislation allowed passenger transport executives to carry passengers on inland waterways. The Shields Ferry, which links the towns of North Shields...
  • New escalators for city centre Metro stations

    26 April 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is investing in new escalators at two of its busiest Metro stations in Newcastle city centre. Monument and Central Metro stations are both set to undergo escalator replacement work over the next 12 months. A total of eight new escalators are...
  • Architect view of West Jesmond Metro Station

    West Jesmond and South Gosforth stations to be upgraded

    23 April 2012
    West Jesmond and South Gosforth are to be upgraded to staffed Metro stations, with refurbishment work starting this summer. The two stations, used by around three million people a year between them, are the latest to benefit through the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. You can find...
  • Nexus installs new Metro train wash

    19 April 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has invested almost a million pounds in a new train wash for its fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. The new train wash has been installed as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme, which will see...
  • Shields Ferry cruises back for summer

    10 April 2012
    Shields Ferry river cruises are all set to return this summer, with the hugely successful Fish and Chip Trips coming back by popular demand after a successful debut last year. Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will once again be offering passengers a tasty portion of great British...
  • CCTV image of man on railway line

    Cable thief caught in the act

    29 March 2012
     A Sunderland man has been banned from entering any railway station in England and Wales for the next three years after stealing essential railway equipment from Tyne and Wear Metro.  Joseph Carolan (47) of Exeter Street in Pallion, Sunderland, was sentenced yesterday (Monday, 26 March) at...
  • Metro train at Pelaw

    Happy Birthday Sunderland line!

    30 March 2012
    The Sunderland line of the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 10th birthday, having carried more than 40 million passengers since opening. Opened to the public on March 31st 2002, the line transformed travel between the two biggest cities in the North East, and continues to do so today. The...
  • grandparents and children on Metro

    Gold Card holders reminded to renew from 3 April

    26 March 2012
    Nexus is reminding Metro Gold Card holders whose cards expire on April 30 that they will be able to renew them from April 3 at any Nexus TravelShop with the price frozen at £25. When Metro Gold Cards have been renewed they will be valid for a period of exactly 365 days from the day after the expiry...