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    Metro says goodbye to its last original escalator

    23 March 2016
    Tyne and Wear Metro engineers have completed the replacement of all 28 escalators installed when the system was built in the 1970s and early 1980s. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro has overseen the replacement as part of its £350m modernisation of the light rail system, used by more than 40...
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    Metro raises awareness for Snowdogs Campaign

    15 March 2016
    Business leaders from across the North East will gather at an event this month to highlight the potential regional benefits to be gained by supporting the Great North Snowdogs campaign. Following the launch of the St Oswald’s-led fundraising initiative, Tyne and Wear Metro has joined forces with...
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    Former Shields Ferry gets a new lease of life in Ireland

    3 March 2016
    A long running mystery over the fate of a former Tyne passenger ferry has finally been solved. The Freda Cunningham, which served as a cross-Tyne Shields Ferry from 1972 to 1993, has been discovered in good working order and carrying passengers in the Republic of Ireland. Nexus, which owns and...
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    Animated guides show how to use Pop Pay As You Go

    25 February 2016
    Metro customers can make the most of Pop Pay As You Go smart travel by watching a series of new step-by-step animated guides about the product. The animations are easy to understand and show people how to use pay as you go on the iconic Pop card. Click here to view them. Three ‘How To’ guides have...
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    Metro marketing team up for top national award

    10 February 2016
    The people that market the Tyne and Wear Metro are in line for a top national award, after passenger numbers rose to their highest for five years. The Chartered Institute for Marketing has named Metro as a finalist in the prestigious Team of the Year category, where it will compete with household...
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    Shields Ferry crew star on BBC Two

    3 February 2016
    The Shields Ferry crew have appeared on national TV in a BBC documentary about the River Tyne. You can now view the Sea Cities episode featuring the Shields Ferry via BBC iPlayer for the next 28 days. The programme showed the Ferry staff at work during the day of the Great North Run - their...
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    Snowdog trail to feature on the Metro system

    1 February 2016
    An iconic character from one of the nation’s most enchanting TV animations – The Snowman and the Snowdog - is being brought to life on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Larger than life sculptures of the Snowdog from the 2012 sequel to Raymond Briggs’ original Snowman film from 1982 are to be...
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    Metro passenger numbers pass the 40 million mark

    27 January 2016
    The number of people using the Tyne and Wear Metro rose above 40 million in 2015, the highest passenger number for five years. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, puts the growth down to the convenience and value Metro offers and the introduction of Pop card smart tickets offering...
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    Nexus to replace 8.7km of track in North Tyneside

    7 March 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to embark on a multi-million pound programme of track replacement work on its lines in North Tyneside. The work, which forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, will involve the replacement of track...
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    Shields Ferry stars in a new BBC documentary series

    22 January 2016
    The Shields Ferry service is to star on national television in a new documentary series for the BBC. The Ferry and its crew will feature in the fly-on-the-wall documentary called Sea City, about everyday life on the river Tyne, which is to be aired nationally in a primetime slot on BBC Two on...