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Metro fares review offers savings for workers and hard pressed families
Metro fares are set to continue offering savings for workers and hard-pressed families affected by the covid-19 crisis, amid an overall price rise in line with the cost of living. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, is facing the biggest financial challenge in its 40-year history…
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Metro drivers get first look at new trains through virtual reality
Metro drivers are getting a first glimpse of their new trains through virtual reality. VR headsets, provided by the Swiss train builder, Stadler, offers an immersive experience that allows drivers to see inside the new cab before it has even been built. The computer-generated images deliver a…
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Heworth transport interchange is fitted with a defibrillator
A busy public transport hub in Gateshead has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. Heworth interchange has had the defibrillator installed thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The device, known as a defib, is there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators…
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Temporary Metro Depot becomes operational in North Tyneside
A new temporary depot which has been built to welcome the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet has officially become operational. The Howdon site in North Tyneside will be used to on-track the new Metro trains from 2022, and for maintenance of the current rolling stock while the main…
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Metro features in a new online exhibition at Discovery Museum
The Tyne and Wear Metro has been featured in new online exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum in association with Google Arts and Culture. Colourful Discoveries encourages people to explore Discovery Museum’s diverse collections through a kaleidoscopic lens, from Victorian silk fans to…
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Nexus announces fundraising mission for Feeding Families
Nexus has announced Feeding Families as their chosen charity, as voted for by their employees. The tie up with the charity will include regular food donations and fundraising activities throughout the year, starting this week.  On Friday 11 December at Gateshead Interchange and Monday 21 December…
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Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
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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…
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