Digby the guide horse at a Metro station
Digby the guide horse takes a training trip on Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro has hosted a special training day for Britain’s first ever guide horse. Digby, the American miniature horse who can accompany blind people just like a guide dog, was on Metro to get him prepared for his new life with a partially sighted person in London. Metro was chosen to…
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Public transport information for the Easter weekend
Public transport for the Easter weekend, April 19 - 22. Tyne and Wear Metro: Due to track modernisation work there are no Metro services running over the Easter weekend, April 19-22, between Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/Brockley Whins. Replacement buses 900 and 901 will be running in the affected…
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Nexus to carry out track replacement work in Gateshead
Nexus, the public body which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track replacement work in Gateshead, which will mean some disruption to services over three weekends. The work will see 1.6 kilometres of line replaced between Gateshead Stadium and Felling as part of…
Nexus MD Tobyn Hughes with Northumbria PCC Vera Baird
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner visits Metro
The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird has toured the Tyne and Wear Metro to see how it is kept safe and secure for the customers who use the service. The visit comes as Nexus, which owns the Metro, announced plans to increase the number of customer service staff available on…
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Get on board with Metro's 'I need a seat' initiative
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging passengers to get on board with its 'I Need a Seat' initiative.  Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, initially launched the scheme in 2017 to make travelling on the Metro a little bit easier for people less able to stand.  The aim of the initiative is to promote…
Nexus Finance Director and Cllr Hobson with Beach Road Metro bridge in Tynemouth
Metro modernisation programme hits the £300m mark
A major programme of modernisation on the Tyne and Wear Metro has passed the £300m mark. The milestone in the Metro all change modernisation programme has been reached following the completion of two major Metro bridge replacement schemes in North Tyneside. Since 2010, Nexus, the public body which…
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Metro is proudly supporting Elmer’s Great North Parade
Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic cube has been transformed into a bright patchwork design to celebrate this summer’s art trail Elmer’s Great North Parade, delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice. Metro is proud to be headline partner for the Parade, which will see giant sculptures of much-loved children’s…
The Big One - Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks
Going to see Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks at The Big One at St James Park?
On Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 5:30pm Newcastle Falcons will play host to Sale Sharks at St James Park. What’s the best way to get to “The Big One” at St James’ Park in Newcastle? We have frequent trains running before and after the rugby match that will get you right to the stadium.   Trains won’t…
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National award for counter terrorism exercise on Metro
A counter terrorism training exercise that took place on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has won a national award. Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were recognised at the Counter Terror Awards for the emergency exercise, which…