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  • Tyne and Wear Metro are presented with Safer Tram Stop accreditation

    Tyne and Wear Metro receives Safer Tram Stop Award

    31 October 2011
    Eleven Tyne and Wear Metro stations have been awarded the prestigious Safer Tram Stop accreditation by Secured by Design. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates Metro stations and trains on behalf of Nexus, has been working with the British Transport Police (BTP) to meet the complex criteria...
  • Nick Brown and Cllr David Wood at Chillingham Road

    Modernisation complete at Chillingham Road Metro

    25 October 2011
    Nexus, which owns manages and is modernising Metro, has completed the transformation of Chillingham Road Metro station in Newcastle. Chillingham Road station has been upgraded as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation programme, which will see stations and trains transformed over the next...
  • Transitions detail showing pop cards

    New art at Tynemouth just the ticket

    19 October 2011
    A new artwork at Tynemouth station celebrates the iconic little yellow Metro ticket, soon to be replaced as Metro ticket machines are modernised. 'Transitions ... From Here to There', has been created by Northumbria University Fine Art Graduate, Kimberley Gaiger for the station’s Bridge Gallery,...
  • Partners with giant jigsaw of Sunderland Connect route

    New greener bus on Sunderland's streets

    17 October 2011
    Sunderland’s first greener hybrid-engine buses take to the city’s streets from Friday, 14th October on the new Sunderland Connect route 700. The Optare Solo SR hybrid vehicles will be launched at Park Lane Interchange by Councillor James Blackburn, Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for...
  • Operator of the year

    DB Regio named 'Operator of the year'

    17 October 2011
    DB Regio Tyne and Wear (DBTW) has been recognised for its excellence in the operation of Tyne and Wear Metro after winning the prestigious Operator of the Year accolade at the 2011 Light Rail Awards.  Since it won the concession in April 2010, DBTW has put efficiency standards in place that have...
  • Metro wins 'Top Gear' style challenge

    14 October 2011
     On the 10th October, the Metro went head-to-head with a specially branded Metro car, making the 12.1 mile journey from Monkseaton to Newcastle in just 35 minutes compared to 42 minutes for the car. Just a day later, the Metro triumphed again, completing the 9.4 mile journey from Fellgate to...
  • Launch of POP Card

    Major award for innovation and ambition

    13 October 2011
    The organisation that oversees transport provision in Tyne and Wear is celebrating after being named the best in the country. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) was named ITA of the year at the 2011 National Transport Awards ceremony in London.  Competition judges recognised its...
  • Architect's image of new North Shields Station

    Major building work at North Shields

    12 October 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is embarking on a key phase in the multi-million pound project to rebuild North Shields Metro station in North Tyneside. The steel structure for the new station building and new platform canopies will be put in place over the next three weekends...
  • My Metro challenge

    My Metro Challenge: Car vs Metro

    7 October 2011
    Who do you think will reach the city centre first - Metro or Car? Follow all the action on Facebook Monday 10 and Tuesday 11October will see Tyne and Wear Metro race across North/ South Tyneside and into Newcastle/ Sunderland City Centre in a ‘Top Gear’ inspired challenge against a member of the...
  • Metrocar bearing new livery

    New Metro train colours revealed

    7 October 2011
    Nexus has unveiled the new livery for Metro trains as the first refurbished Metrocar returns to the region after a major refurbishment. Metrocar 4041, the first of 90 to be stripped down and refitted by a specialist engineering firm in Doncaster, has a sleek light metallic grey and black finish,...