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  • A Northern Rail train

    North East rail passengers warned of further strike day disruption

    24 April 2017
    Passengers who use Northern Rail services are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Friday, 28 April as staff at the company hold a one-day strike. Northern expects to run more than 40 per cent of its normal timetable, and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses, to help keep...
  • Metro cleaners on a train

    Metro gets extra cleaners on board its trains

    20 April 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is putting more cleaners on board its trains. This forms part of the plans to improve Metro services for its 38 million customers, following the end of the Metro operating contract with DB Regio. Nexus resumed the direct...
  • Grandparents and kid on a Metro

    Public transport information for the Easter weekend

    11 April 2017
    Public transport information for the Easter weekend Metro: Metro services will be in operation across the Easter weekend. On Good Friday, 14 April, and Easter Monday, 17 April, Sunday timetables will be in place on the Metro system. Easter Saturday, 15 April, and Easter Sunday, 16 April, the usual...
  • Metro mascot waving

    Metro teams up with local attractions for the Easter holidays

    6 April 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during the Easter holidays, and is offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region. A host of popular North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during...
  • Metro on QEII Bridge

    Nexus resumes direct operation of Metro services

    1 April 2017
    Nexus has resumed direct operation of services on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Operator DB Regio, which had run services on behalf of Nexus since April 2010, came to the end of its operating contract at 2am on Saturday 1 April. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to...
  • Lucy Frost with Pop card

    Lucy travels to new business heights with Go Smarter Ways into Work

    31 March 2017
    Young apprentice Lucy Frost is aiming high in business, thanks to a new initiative from Go Smarter Ways into Work. Lucy, 18, from Heaton in Newcastle, has been able to access a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at Barnado’s Palmersville Training, thanks to a partnership between...
  • Huw Lewis at a Metro station

    Nexus appoints a new Customer Services Director

    28 March 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Customer Services Director. Huw Lewis will take up his new role as a director on 1 April. Huw, 45, of Mickley in Northumberland, will be responsible for providing strategic vision and clear direction for the...
  • Chris Carson next to Metro cube at South Gosforth

    Nexus appoints a new Metro Services Director

    14 March 2017
    Nexus has appointed a new Metro Services Director with more than 20 years of experience in the UK railway industry. Chris Carson will lead the Metro workforce and oversee the operation of trains and stations within a wholly-owned Nexus subsidiary. He brings a wealth of experience to the role,...
  • £6m refurbishment of Metro's Newcastle Central Station completed

    13 March 2017
    The £6m revamp of Metro's Newcastle Central Station has been successfully completed, transforming a key regional gateway. The station, which is used by 5.3m people a year, has undergone a major redevelopment over the last 18 months, offering passengers a brighter, cleaner, and more modern Metro...
  • Spirit of the Tyne ferry on the water

    Spirit of the Tyne celebrates ten years of service

    1 March 2017
    The newer of the River Tyne’s two passenger ferries is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Spirit of the Tyne was officially named by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at South Shields Ferry landing on March 1, 2007. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry,...

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