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4020 Metrocar
Historic Metrocar gets a Royal makeover
A Metrocar has received some special livery to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. Metrocar 4020 was used by the Queen to travel from Tynemouth to Haymarket on her visit to officially open the Tyne and Wear Metro network in November 1981, and it is still in service today.…
Competition winners Lily and Eva
Little Inventors bring fun to Metro
A seat just for dogs, a Metro carriage just for kids, an app for visitors and a ticket booth that gets people moving were the winning ideas in a competition ran by Tyne and Wear Metro for young inventors. Nexus, who operate Tyne and Wear Metro, worked with creative education organisation Little…
Apprenticeship advert
Get your career on track with a Nexus apprenticeship
Nexus is looking for nine new apprentices for positions across their business. The apprenticeships are all Level 3, and successful applicants will start in autumn 2022. Five new recruits will work in Metro Infrastructure, in signalling, track engineering and electrical technical roles. Two…
HM Queen opens Sunderland Metro line, May 7, 2002
Pride at bringing Metro to Sunderland – and memories of the Royal opening
A former Metro boss has spoken of his pride at expanding the network to Sunderland, and has recounted the memorable day when the Queen visited Wearside to officially open the new line.  Mike Parker, who was the Director General of Nexus for 12 years from 1994 to 2006, oversaw the £100m extension of…
That Metro Guy, Craig Pearson
Watch: That Metro Guy, Episode 3 - Gosforth Depot
The third episode of That Metro Guy goes behind the scenes of the new Gosforth Metro depot to find out how the £70m project is nearing completion.  He was shown around the depot construction site, which will soon be a modern new home for the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet. Watch the latest…
Artists impression of what the new Sunderland station will look like
Sunderland station entrance closes as part of £26m revamp
Sunderland's southern rail station entrance will be closed from May 2 as major work gets underway to transform the city’s main transport hub.  Passengers travelling from the main entrance of the station are being asked to use the northern entrance on Union Street to access Sunderland’s central…
The wheel for the new Metro fleet
Stadler starts production of the wheel sets for Metro’s new train fleet
A key milestone has been reached in the production of the Tyne and Wear Metro‘s new train fleet, with work getting underway on the all-important wheel sets.  Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer which is building 46 new trains on behalf of Metro’s operator Nexus, has started the manufacturing…
A new Metro train
Four artists to create major new works for Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Four artists have each won a unique commission to create major works for the interior of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet. Metro will be the first urban transit system in the world to feature permanent art inside trains when the new fleet enters service next year, thanks to a project…
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