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Covid: Metro passengers can now use an app to see how busy the trains are
Metro passengers can now use a smartphone app to see how busy the trains are during the coronavirus crisis. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has added the new feature to its travel app to aid customers who need to make a journey, easing some of the stress around maintaining…
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Long serving Nexus worker takes on a major new role at Stadler
A long serving Nexus worker who rose through the ranks to head up the maintenance of the Metro fleet has taken on a senior role with the Swiss train builder Stadler. Paul Patrick, formerly Metro’s Head of Fleet Engineering, has joined Stadler as its UK Engineering Director and will play a key role…
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Coronavirus: New restrictions for North East England
People in North East England are advised to use public transport for essential journeys only, as the Government announced fresh coronavirus restrictions for the region. Residents are advised they can use public transport for work and education, or when the journey is essential for other purposes. …
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Nexus embarks on its biggest ever Metro driver training school
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to embark on its biggest ever driver training school after recruitment was halted earlier this year due to the Covid-19 crisis.] Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking on 30 new drivers during September and October – the largest single school since…
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Policing operation deals with trouble-makers on Metro
A dedicated operation to help tackle anti-social behaviour on the Metro network has proved to be a success  Operation Hermes was a collaboration between Northumbria Police, Metro operators Nexus, British Transport Police, local councils and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. And officers have…
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Feature: How the Tyne and Wear Metro was built
With the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its landmark 40th anniversary, here is a look back on a pioneering project that changed the face of transport in North East England.  Metro was a £280m project that transformed local public transport - and put Tyneside one step ahead of other northern…
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