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  • 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...
  • National rail strike suspended

    1 June 2015
    The national rail strike that was due to take place from 24-hrs from Thursday 4 June 2015 and for 48-hrs next week has been suspended. 
  • A new line up for river trips on the Shields Ferry

    20 May 2015
    Shields Ferry river cruises are back for summer, with an exciting new line up of live music and entertainment added to this year’s bill. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, is offering passengers a new range of evening cruises, featuring eight different live acts...
  • Bus route changes in the Sunderland coalfield region

    14 May 2015
    Bus passengers in Sunderland’s rural coalfields region will see two local routes altered from May 31, but this will not result in any loss of service. The 79 and the 79A, which connect Barnwell in Penshaw with Houghton-le-Spring and Hall Lane and Fence Houses, are to be withdrawn from Sunday May 31...
  • Zonal MetroSaver now available from ticket machines

    27 April 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has made its zonal annual season tickets available at the touch of a button from Metro ticket machines. The zonal MetroSaver, which was introduced on January 2 and had previously been available over the counter from Nexus travel shops, is now...
  • Nexus invests in new tracks for QEII Metro bridge

    14 April 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne Wear Metro, is to carry out a multi-million pound project to replace the tracks on the QEII Metro bridge which spans the River Tyne. The work, which forms part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme, involves replacing two 400...
  • Metro offers perfect platform to launch a small business

    14 April 2015
    Entrepreneurs ready to take their fledgling business ideas to the next level are being encouraged to consider the benefits of setting up shop on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Whilst many might still associate Metro with the traditional newsagent, over the last five years the increased demand for...
  • Board game for Byker is a giant new artwork for Metro

    27 March 2015
    A board game taking players on a journey of discovery through Byker takes pride of place at the local Metro station from today (Saturday 28 March). Artists Michael Crilly and Chris Morton created the game as the centrepiece of the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro station, titled ‘The Point of...