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The new Metro level crossing mock-up at Safety Works
New training tool boosts Metro level crossing safety awareness
A new and interactive training tool is being used to promote level crossing safety on the Tyne and Wear Metro.  We have installed a mocked-up Metro level crossing at the SafetyWorks teaching centre in Newcastle.  It recreates the red stop lights and warning tones and will be used to…
Staff standing next to the new look Cullercoats Metro station footbridge
Cullercoats Metro footbridge re-opens following restoration work
A major project to refurbish the historic footbridge at Cullercoats Metro station in North Tyneside has been completed, allowing it to be re-opened for customers.  We have invested £579,000 in the works, which formed part of our infrastructure modernisation programme. Restoring Cullercoats’…
Claire Lynn
Poetry on the platforms
The winning poems from our annual National Poetry Day competition are now on display at a busy Metro station. On National Poetry Day in October, we invited poets young and old to submit poems on the theme of ‘Journey’. Over 300 entries were received and four - one winner and three runners up - are…
South Shields FC present Metro workers with the signed shirt
Metro’s just the ticket for South Shields Football Club
Metro is just the ticket for South Shields Football Club, who took a well-earned break from their promotion push to mark the network’s latest landmark birthday. The Mariners, whose 1st Cloud Arena stadium is right next door to Bede Metro station, presented Nexus with a commemorative shirt to…
Graphic deigner Margaret Calvert with her font at Jesmond Metro station in Newcastle
Graphics pioneer Margaret Calvert visits Metro to see the logo she created
The pioneering graphic designer who created the Tyne and Wear Metro’s famous yellow logo – Margaret Calvert - has made a visit to the region to see her iconic typeface on the network.  Calvert drew the eponymous solid font which became the instantly-recognisable symbol of Metro when it opened…
A Metro station cube
Metro fares and Pop PAYG discounts for 2024
Metro customers who switch from paper tickets to Pop Pay As You Go (PAYG) from Monday, 1 April, will get bigger discounts on the cost of their travel.  By choosing the Pop PAYG product, which is available on smartcard and Android smartphones, customers save up to £1.60 a day.  Other Metro…
Nexus Customer Services Director and Metro customers service teams cutting the commemorative cake to celebrate Metro’s 40th anniversary in South Tyneside with the Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council Cllr Audrey Huntley.
Metro line in South Tyneside celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro line through South Tyneside is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  The line has carried 200 million Metro customers since it opened in March 1984, helping people get to work, education and leisure activities. Nexus, the public body which operates Metro, said the route…
A Pop Pay As You Go smartcard
Pop Pay As You Go will be valid on the new Northumberland rail line
Rail users will enjoy a ‘truly game-changing' experience when the Northumberland Line opens, with Pop Pay As You Go smart card fares offering seamless interchange with the Tyne and Wear Metro alongside traditional rail-only tickets, and with prices starting from as little as £1. Northern, the…
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Nexus wins at the Rail Business Awards
Nexus has received industry recognition at this year's prestigious Rail Business Awards.The event, which highlight the achievements of the best operators in the UK rail industry, saw Nexus win three awards at a ceremony held in Manchester on Thursday 22 February. There were wins for the Metro Flow…
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