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  • Nexus strengthens local bus links in Whitley Bay

    19 March 2012
    Nexus is creating new local bus links to local shops, services and health facilities in Whitley Bay and North Shields from Monday 26 March. There is a brand new W7 route linking South Wellfield and Earsdon directly to North Tyneside General Hospital and Percy Main, for connections by Route 19 bus...
  • People standing at a level crossing

    Stay safe on level crossings

    16 March 2012
    Nexus has launched a new campaign to promote the safe use of Metro level crossings, with guides sent to 28,000 homes reminding people of key safety guidelines for drivers and pedestrians. Nexus wants to reduce the number of incidents of misuse. There has not been an actual collision on a Metro...
  • One third of all Metro stations with new machines

    13 March 2012
    One in three Metro stations now have new machines letting passengers pay with credit/debit cards and bank notes as well as coins – and the number will rise further this week. Bank Foot, Longbenton and Seaburn have been added to the list of stations where passengers can benefit from using the new...
  • Benton station and bridge

    First midweek evening line closures for Metro modernisation

    6 March 2012
    A Metro line is to be closed after 9pm on mid-week evenings on eight nights this month in order to carry out important modernisation work. Nexus which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is trialling the late evening closures because they will affect fewer passengers than weekend closures. The...
  • Nexus apprentices train with the Royal Navy

    27 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has been putting its new rail engineering apprentices through their paces on a ‘boot camp’ style training course with the Royal Navy. The four apprentices have been learning their trades on a residential course at HMS Sultan in Gosport, on the...
  • New Metro ticket machines in at Cullercoats

    17 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed more new ticket machines in North Tyneside, with Cullercoats the latest Metro stop to get the new technology. The work at Cullercoats station makes it one of the first Metro stations in North Tyneside to get new ticket machines....
  • New ticket machines

    1 January 2012
    New ticket machines are coming to your station soon, they'll let you: Pay by coins, notes or credit/debit card  Buy weekly MetroSaver Buy multiple tickets at once if you are travelling as a group   The following Metro stations have new ticket machines installed: Byker Bede Brockley Whins...
  • Refurbished Metrocars enter service

    15 February 2012
    The first train of refurbished Tyne and Wear Metrocars has entered service at Sunderland station, starting a run to Newcastle International Airport, Nexus has announced. The first modernised train, made up of two refurbished Metrocars, boasts a completely new interior and sleek metallic grey and...
  • First new ticket machines in Newcastle

    10 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is stepping up the installation of its new ticket machines during February and March, with Byker among the first Metro stations to be upgraded in Newcastle. The new ticket machines were officially unveiled by Newcastle East MP Nick Brown and...
  • Shields Ferry still going strong

    10 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, say that passenger numbers on the daily cross-Tyne service have been unaffected since the opening of the second Tyne Tunnel. Since the new tunnel was opened in November of last year Nexus has recorded a zero percent fall in the number of people...