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The Go North East electric buses
The region's first electric buses are launched in Newcastle and Gateshead
The region’s first fully electric buses which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge have entered service in Newcastle Gateshead.  Bus operator, Go North East, has unveiled nine high-tech zero-emission buses as part of a £3.7million joint-funded project. Voltra is being…
New Metro trains, artists image of
Stadler pledges to work in partnership with Newcastle University
The Swiss company which is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has announced a new collaboration with Newcastle University to promote shared learning and innovation.  Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment…
A passenger opens a ticket gate with a smart phone
Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Metro customers can now use a smartphone to pay for their travel and open ticket gates on the network, in a unique partnership between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which runs the system. Nexus is working with Google Pay and other tech partners on a project, it says, will transform how…
Bus at Park Lane, pic taken pre-Covid era
Region-wide consultation launches on multi-billion strategy for transport 
A public consultation has launched to secure feedback on the region’s first Transport Plan - an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the North East up to 2035.  The North East Transport Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transformative projects, an…
Burying the Metro 40th anniversary time capsule at the Gosforth Depot
Time capsule buried as part of Metro’s 40th anniversary
A time capsule has been buried as part of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Local school children helped to pick out a range of Metro memorabilia to preserve for future generations. The time capsule was buried at the Gosforth Metro fleet depot in Newcastle ahead of its £70m…
Staff with the new Metero train in the new Howdon depot
First test trains arrive at new temporary Metro depot ahead of its opening
A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully operated a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon. The…
The Roodle snowdog sculpture at Whitley Bay Metro station
Metro features on a new Snowdogs public art trail
A Metro station is featuring on a magical Snowman and the Snowdog public art trail in North Tyneside. Whitley Bay Metro station is home to a new, life-sized Snowdog sculpture. Roodle, which was designed by Wild in Art, was inspired by the goldendoodle crossbreed. The trail will see 20 life-sized…
The first Metrocar 4001
Special award for Metro and the man who helped to create it
The Tyne and Wear Metro and the man who masterminded its creation have scooped a special public transport industry award. The Global Light Rail Awards last night recognised the overwhelming success of the Metro system as it celebrates its 40th anniversary year, along with the work of the pioneering…
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