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Claire Lynn
Poetry on the platforms
The winning poems from our annual National Poetry Day competition are now on display at a busy Metro station. On National Poetry Day in October, we invited poets young and old to submit poems on the theme of ‘Journey’. Over 300 entries were received and four - one winner and three runners up - are…
South Shields FC present Metro workers with the signed shirt
Metro’s just the ticket for South Shields Football Club
Metro is just the ticket for South Shields Football Club, who took a well-earned break from their promotion push to mark the network’s latest landmark birthday. The Mariners, whose 1st Cloud Arena stadium is right next door to Bede Metro station, presented Nexus with a commemorative shirt to…
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Seven-day major line closure on Metro in North Tyneside: 8 to 14 April
A busy section of Metro line between Benton and North Shields is to close for seven days next week to allow for a major programme overhead line renewal work. We are replacing power lines along a 5.6km stretch of the network alongside a range of other lineside estate works.  It will also allow…
Graphic deigner Margaret Calvert with her font at Jesmond Metro station in Newcastle
Graphics pioneer Margaret Calvert visits Metro to see the logo she created
The pioneering graphic designer who created the Tyne and Wear Metro’s famous yellow logo – Margaret Calvert - has made a visit to the region to see her iconic typeface on the network.  Calvert drew the eponymous solid font which became the instantly-recognisable symbol of Metro when it opened…
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Metro fares and Pop PAYG discounts for 2024
Metro customers who switch from paper tickets to Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) from Monday, 1 April, will get bigger discounts on the cost of their travel.  By choosing the Pop PAYG product, which is available on smartcard and Android smartphones, customers save up to £1.60 a day.  Other Metro…
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Bus service changes improve links to Nissan car factory
Additional night time and early morning journeys have been added to a key local bus service to better align with shift patterns at the Nissan car factory – helping local people take part in a skills bootcamp in Electric Vehicle Manufacturing. These new journeys, which leave Nissan towards South…
Nexus Customer Services Director and Metro customers service teams cutting the commemorative cake to celebrate Metro’s 40th anniversary in South Tyneside with the Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council Cllr Audrey Huntley.
Metro line in South Tyneside celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro line through South Tyneside is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  The line has carried 200 million Metro customers since it opened in March 1984, helping people get to work, education and leisure activities. Nexus, the public body which operates Metro, said the route…
Photo shows the new 787 night bus at the front of Newcastle Airport. Pictured, from left to right, Steve Walker, MD for Stagecoach North East, Adam Ewart, Airport Planner, Graeme Mason, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle Airport, and Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus.
New night bus for Newcastle International Airport
A new night bus to help shift workers and holiday makers get to Newcastle International Airport has start running.  The 787 operates between Newcastle city centre, the west end of the city and the Airport every day between the hours of 2.50am and 5.20am as part of a six-month trial to assess…
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Pop Pay As You Go will be valid on the new Northumberland rail line
Rail users will enjoy a ‘truly game-changing' experience when the Northumberland Line opens, with Pop Pay As You Go smart card fares offering seamless interchange with the Tyne and Wear Metro alongside traditional rail-only tickets, and with prices starting from as little as £1. Northern, the…
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