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  • 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 17. 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’...
  • New stands for your bus at Gateshead Interchange

    24 July 2015
    From 26th July 2015 passengers using Gateshead Interchange will be re-directed to new stand allocations for some of their bus services. Gateshead Interchange is one of the busiest bus stations in the North of England with more than five million people and hundreds of buses passing through every day...
  • Sunderland Connect bus service begins summer timetable

    23 July 2015
    A flagship Sunderland bus service has been praised for providing an excellent transport link for great days out across the city this summer. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the summer...
  • Click and collect service for Pop card holders

    22 July 2015
    Metro’s 25,000 season ticket customers can from today use a new ‘click and collect’ service to buy online and pick up at any station with a Pop smartcard. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has launched the new website which makes it even easier for Pop card holders to pay for...
  • Metro safety message as school summer break begins

    22 July 2015
    Play safe – stay Safe. Keep off the Metro tracks. That is the message Nexus is putting out to parents and children over the school summer holidays. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has issued the safety warning as the summer break gets underway The school...
  • Children take a literary journey on Metro

    20 July 2015
    Children travelling by Metro during the school summer holidays will be able to go on a journey of literary discovery, thanks to a new series of posters. Travelling Tales is a collection of specially designed prints on display at five stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The posters were...
  • Favourite journeys inspire Metro station makeover

    20 July 2015
    A busy station on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has had an artistic makeover thanks to the imagination of talented local schoolchildren. Longbenton Metro station in North Tyneside was given the facelift when five new pieces of artwork were installed, representing the collective creativity of...
  • Metro logo is brought to life for the school holidays

    15 July 2015
    The iconic Metro logo has been transformed into a cartoon character to promote travel on the system on days out during the school summer holidays. The world famous yellow Metro cube has become a cute and cuddly Metro mascot, featuring in a new TV advertising campaign for Metro and at a range of...

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