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Metro at east boldon
Our £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on Metro
The Government has agreed to fund a £100m scheme to increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside from September 2022, making it capable of…
Track works at Howdon
New tracks for temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
New rail lines are being installed for a temporary Metro fleet depot in North Tyneside, which is scheduled to open this summer. The former landfill site in Howdon has been undergoing extensive track installation works. A total of 12 of new lines, totalling 1.5km, have gone in over the last three…
New look Metro train interior
Take a tour inside our new Metro train
Take a tour around the interior of our new Metro trains – a design that has been shaped by the ideas and suggestions of our passengers. Newcastle firm Octo Design worked with Zurich’s Nose Design Experience to create the stylish interior based on feedback from more than 3,000 Metro passengers who…
Speculative drawing of a new Metro train
New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus, gave the following update on our programme to get new trains for Metro last month, at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee (Tyne and Wear Sub Committee) on 19 September.   We are posting it again following continued speculation about this…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
Spades in the ground at the new depot site in Howdon
Work starts on a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the construction of a temporary train depot in North Tyneside – which is to be used for the delivery of a new Metro train fleet. The temporary depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site in Howdon…
South Shields Metro station
South Shields Metro station closes to make way for new transport interchange
A station on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be permanently closed for the first time in the network’s 39 year history. South Shields Metro station, opened in 1984, closes on Monday, 8 July, to make way for the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange. The station on King Street, featured in a song…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus wins approval to build a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has won approval to build a temporary train maintenance depot in North Tyneside. The new depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site on Wallsend Road in Howdon, will be used as a maintenance facility for some of the…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
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