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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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