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Operators announce Network One on Pop card with a giant Pop card at Gateshead Interchange
Network One tickets can now be purchased on a Pop card
Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry - can now be purchased on a Pop card, which means that people can use one smartcard for All Zone multi-modal travel across the region regardless of which operators they are travelling with. And a new All Zone Plus ticket has…
A Metro train
Metro gets a further £1.66m in covid support from the Government
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured a further tranche of financial support from the Government of up to £1.66m to sustain its services through to 19 July while it continues to recover from the impact of lockdown The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the latest round of emergency covid…
Picture shows, left to right: Simon Tate (Elmtronics), Paul Davison (Northumbrian Water), Councillor John McElroy (Gateshead Council)
New electric vehicle charging points for Heworth interchange
Four new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now active in the car park of a busy Tyneside transport hub, thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The charge points have been installed by EV charger experts Elmtronics in the long stay car park at Heworth Interchange in Gateshesd. This…
Author Colin Alexander with his book about Metro
Writer inspired by late father to pen book on story of Metro
A local author has written a new book celebrating 40 years of the Tyne and Wear Metro, after being inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project. Colin Alexander, a published writer from North Tyneside, was motivated by the memory of his dad, Jack Alexander, a rolling stock…
New art at Gateshead Interchange - from Baltic
Gateshead Interchange gets new art work from BALTIC
New artwork showcasing an exhibition at BALTIC has gone on display at Gateshead transport interchange. And it is just the ticket for the many bus and Metro passengers who use the facility every day as lockdown eases, brightening up walls that were previously blank with thought provoking pieces of…
Famous Faces at Monument Metro station
New film celebrates 40 years of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new film has been produced to celebrate the proud history of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the 18-minute feature to give people a virtual tour of some of the most iconic exhibits on the network. The film, which was…
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