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NUFC fan Dave Allen
Tracking down the face of an iconic Metro station display
For two decades Dave Allen has been a familiar face for thousands of Newcastle fans who get the Metro on a match day. That’s because a striking photograph of Dave in full voice at the 1998 FA Cup Final remains a stand out feature of St James’ Park’s iconic Metro station. This evocative image – one…
Digby the guide horse on Metro
A look ahead to episode two of ITV's Metro documentary series
The second episode of the ITV documentary series about life on the Tyne and Wear Metro is set to air tomorrow night, Tuesday 21 January - and millions of viewers will get to see some of the challenges frontline Metro staff have to deal with. The Metro: A Rail Life Story is a four-part series which…
A person using a Metro ticket machine
Metro passengers make the switch to contactless payments
Most Metro passengers now use contactless when paying for travel at ticket machines, operator Nexus revealed today. Passengers made more than 4,200,000 purchases for day and season tickets using Apple Pay, Google Pay or contactless bank cards in 2019 – more than half the eight million transactions…
A yellow Metro cube
ITV's Metro documentary attracts 2.6 million viewers
The ITV documentary series about everyday life on the Tyne and Wear Metro pulled in an impressive 2.6 million viewers last night. The first episode of The Metro: A Rail Life Story was screened nationally on ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening, 14 January, offering viewers a chance to go behind the…
Art student David Byrne
Metro staff re-unite student with his missing art work
A University of Sunderland art student feared he had lost months of work after he left his design portfolio on a Metro. David Byrne was due to hand in his final year project just days after he realised his prized work had gone missing. But thanks to vigilant Metro staff, the 31-year-old was…
Metro staff Alan Taylor, Lynne Dickimson and Dave Wilson
Meet three of the stars of ITV's Metro documentary series
Three of the stars of a new ITV documentary series about the Tyne and Wear Metro have spoken of their pride at appearing on the show. Lynne Dickinson, Alan Taylor and Dave Wilson are just three of a wide range of  Metro workers who are set to star on national TV over the next four weeks. Metro: A…
A Metro train
Metro to feature in a new ITV documentary series
A new ITV documentary series featuring everyday life on the Tyne and Wear Metro is set to air on national television from tomorrow, January 14, offering millions of viewers a chance to go behind the scenes at one Britain’s busiest transport networks. Metro: A Rail Life Story is a four-part…
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