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  • Metro and Shields Ferry fares for 2016 are agreed

    24 November 2015
    Metro fares are to include savings on the price of single tickets in 2016. The cost of standard adult single Metro tickets will be reduced by 10p from January 2 next year. Pop Pay As You Go will remain the cheapest way to pay for single and daily Metro travel. A 60% discount for young people aged...
  • Green light for new Metro and bus interchange

    23 November 2015
    Plans for a new Transport Interchange for South Shields have been given the go-ahead. Members of South Tyneside Council's Planning Committee approved the application from the Council, Muse Developments Ltd and Nexus, which form part of the next phase of the South Shields 365 Town Centre masterplan...
  • View our latest newsletter for stakeholders

    16 November 2015
    Click on the link below to view the latest copy of Nexus Matters, our stakeholder newsletter. Discover the new way to travel with Pop Pay As You Go smart cards Meet our new apprentices See the impact of Metro: all change modernisation in graphics and pictures
  • Works completed at Gateshead Stadium and Felling

    13 November 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a programme of modernisation work at Felling and Gateshead Stadium Metro stations. The work, which forms part of the £389m, Metro: all change modernisation programme, has seen both Metro stations given a fresh new...
  • The Shields Ferry's has its first female crew member

    12 November 2015
    The Shields Ferry has recruited its first ever female crew member. Nicola Peach has made history by becoming the first woman to take the controls of the historic cross-Tyne service. Nicola, 37, of Marsden in South Shields, started work on November 2 and is unfazed by joining the Ferry’s all male...
  • Pop Pay As You Go sells well in its first week

    6 November 2015
    Pay As You Go smart travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has sold well during its first week of operation. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has sold 120 purple Pop Pay As You Go cards in the first two days alone since the product launched on Monday 2 November. Close to 300 Pop Pay As You Go...
  • Metro carries an extra 250,000 passengers at Rugby World Cup

    4 November 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro saw a quarter of a million more journeys over the ten days that Newcastle hosted the Rugby World Cup, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that during the three Rugby World Cup games at St James’ Park, and the Fan Zone events from...
  • Pop Pay As You Go smart travel is officially launched

    2 November 2015
    Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro can now enjoy the convenience and value of Pay As You Go smart travel using the Pop card. Transport Minister Andrew Jones and Cllr Nick Forbes, lead member for transport on the North East Combined Authority, met at Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle on Monday...
  • Metro passenger numbers rise to 39 million

    22 October 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has achieved its highest passenger figures for five years, with the number of journeys on the system passing 39 million. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, puts the growth down to keeping ticket prices low and the introduction of smart ticketing, which offers passengers...