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  • Travel information for Rugby World Cup

    24 September 2015
    Public transport information for Rugby World Cup: Newcastle will be hosting three Rugby World Cup matches at St James’ Park. • Saturday 3 October: South Africa play Scotland, 4.45pm kick off • Friday 9 October: New Zealand play Tonga, 8pm kick off • Saturday 10 October: Samoa play Scotland, 2.30pm...
  • Join us at the North Tyneside Transport Forum

    23 September 2015
    Smart ticketing is on the agenda as North Tyneside residents and local groups prepare to share their ideas on public transport at September’s meeting of the North Tyneside Transport Forum. All members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which is an opportunity to share constructive...
  • Robson Green's missing Metro video is finally found

    18 September 2015
    A long lost video of Robson Green promoting the Tyne and Wear Metro has been discovered more than two decades after it went missing. The educational video, which the Geordie actor appeared in before he shot to fame on British TV, was commissioned in the mid-1980s to deter anti-social behaviour on...
  • £6m revamp of Central Station Metro gets underway

    7 September 2015
    Nexus has begun a £6m scheme to revamp the Metro ticket hall and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle as part of an ongoing programme of station modernisation work right across the Metro system. The work forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, which has already seen...
  • Shields Ferry hosts busking festival

    1 September 2015
    Shields Ferry passengers were entertained by buskers on their River Tyne crossings over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Crossing the Tyne Festival saw a busker’s pitch erected on board the Shields Ferry, as well as at both of the ferry landings. There was also a series of busking events at venues...
  • Former Tyne Ferry is transformed into a houseboat

    11 August 2015
    A former Shields Ferry that was facing the scrap yard has been lovingly transformed into a houseboat. The Shieldsman, which was retired in 2007 after 31 years of service on the River Tyne, has undergone a makeover at her new home on the South Coast. The project was a labour of love for the vessel’s...
  • Metro celebrates its 35th year of service

    10 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating 35 years of service. Metro, which carries 38.1 million passenger journeys a year, first opened to the public on August 11, 1980. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, says the system remains one of the most significant infrastructure projects in...
  • Student Metro travel is on the increase

    5 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has seen a rise in student travel, new figures reveal. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, say there has been a 48% increase in the sale of student MetroSaver tickets in the year to March 2015. In the last financial year Nexus sold 23,000 student MetroSavers, compared to 15...
  • Cullercoats Metro footbridge to close for six weeks

    4 August 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to close the footbridge at Cullercoats Metro station for six weeks to allow for important strengthening work to be carried out. The footbridge will be closed to the public for six weeks from Monday, August 24. The essential...
  • Metro train fleet refurbishment is completed

    30 July 2015
    The £30m refurbishment of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train fleet has been successfully completed, five months ahead of schedule. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator which runs the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has delivered the work as part of the Metro fleet’s ‘three-quarter life’...

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