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The new Metro bodyshell at the Stadler factory in Switzerland
First look at completed bodyshell of new Metro train
Stadler has unveiled the first bodyshell for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing manufacturing process.  The new Metro trains are currently being built at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland. The completion of the first bodyshell paves the…
Good Brews coffee shop
Metro shares festive cheer to thank customers
Tyne and Wear Metro is spreading some festive cheer this December, with free hot drinks for passengers. Working with coffee shops and kiosks in 6 Metro stations and interchanges, Metro is offering the winter warmers as a thank you to customers. Huw Lewis, Director of Customer Services, said: “It’s…
The Stage Tynemouth pore-seniors group
Youth theatre group wow Metro customers in North Tyneside
The Tyne and Wear Metro is hosting live drama and dance performances this weekend as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. A youth theatre group, Stage Tynemouth, are running a series of impromptu shows at three stations on the Metro network in North Tyneside. The group…
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Covid-19: Face coverings mandatory on public transport
Face coverings are compulsory on public transport from Tuesday Nov 30.  The Government has confirmed some new, precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant in the UK.   As well as on public transport, face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings…
Storm Arwen - Tyne and Wear Metro disruption
Storm Arwen: Metro workers pull off their biggest ever recovery operation 
Metro workers mounted their biggest ever recovery operation to restore services in the wake of Storm Arwen. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that maintenance teams had worked a miracle to repair the extensive damage inflicted by the storm – the worst to hit Metro in 41…
Stadler and Nexus team unveil a banner at Gosforth depot to mark completion of phase one of Metro depot rebuild
Stadler completes the first phase of £70m Metro depot rebuild
The first phase of a £70m project to rebuild Gosforth Metro depot has been completed, paving the way for further demolition work, and the construction of a modern new home for Metro’s new fleet of trains. The opening phase of the project has involved the partial demolition of the 100-year-old depot…
Metro train at Haymarket
Last chance to give an old Metro train a new lease of life
Local community groups and organisations have one week left to submit ideas on how they could give an old Tyne and Wear Metro train a new lease of life. Nexus is keen to hear creative and innovative ideas about how an old train could be transformed into a vibrant public asset, and the closing date…
The first Metro train at Newcastle Airport in November 1991
Metro’s extension to Newcastle Airport celebrates its 30th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its extension to Newcastle Airport, a line which has carried 7.5 million customers over the last three decades. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the airport line was one of the more important projects in the…
Tobyn Hughes and Martin Tugwell, Transport for the North Chief Exec
TfN Chief Executive visits the region and takes a trip on Metro
Regional transport leaders at the North East Joint Transport Committee have welcomed a visit from Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN), England’s first Sub-national Transport Body to the North East for the first time since his appointment in August.  Mr Tugwell joined…
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