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  • Metro is nominated for five top industry awards

    13 September 2017
    Snowdogs and the Great North Run have helped Tyne and Wear Metro reach the shortlist in no less than five categories at this year’s North of England Transport Awards.  Metro, which carries about 40 million passengers a year, is recognised for the quality of its customer service, marketing and the...
  • Artists image of new transport hub main entrance

    All systems go for new transport hub in South Shields

    8 September 2017
    Plans for a new Metro and bus interchange in the centre of South Shields are on schedule to start in the spring of 2018. And a new series of artist’s impressions show what the new bus and Metro concourses will look like when they are completed. The development, which forms part of a £100m town...
  • Artists image of future Metro train

    Business leaders back Metro fleet bid

    6 September 2017
    Business organisations in North East England have come together to urge the Government to fund a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small Businesses have joined forces behind a campaign to...
  • A Metro train

    Metro services resume between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

    3 September 2017
    Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day Major Line Closure. The first trains operated through the affected area as planned from the start of timetabled Metro services this morning, Sunday 3 September. The re-opening comes after a 34 day major line closure...
  • Great North runners on the Tyne Bridge

    Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

    31 August 2017
    Extra Metro services will be in operation for this year’s Great North Run on Sunday 10 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. The additional Metro services will be running until early evening, when the timetable...
  • Staff and conytractors with the new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road

    Metro's new £5m bridge is installed at Killingworth Road

    24 August 2017
    The new £5m Killingworth Road Metro bridge has been installed in one of the biggest engineering projects in Metro’s history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is replacing the bridge which serves one of Metro’s busiest routes that connects Newcastle and North...
  • Photo of Metro Great North Run wristbands

    Metro's Great North Run wristbands go on sale

    22 August 2017
    Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. Click here to buy one. They can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines...
  • Metro Staff at Monument learn about CPR

    CPR awareness event at Monument Metro station

    21 August 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with the North East Ambulance (NEAS) Service and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to offer life-saving CPR awareness sessions for members of the public. The drop-in sessions will take place at Monument Metro station in Newcastle all this week  - Monday August 21...
  • A Northern Rail train

    North East rail passengers warned of further strike disruption

    21 August 2017
    Passengers who use Northern Rail services are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption as staff at the company hold strike action on Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September. Northern will be operating a reduced service on the days of the strike and they expect all services that do run to...
  • The completed Lego Metro model

    Iconic Lego Metro train is completed and on display

    18 August 2017
    The completed Lego model of a Metro train is now on display at The Word building in South Shields. Scores of youngsters on their school summer holidays played their part in creating the stunning scale model of an iconic Metro train. As well as the children and families who helped build the 22,000-...

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