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  • A Metro ticket machine

    Metro passengers switch to quick and easy card payments

    4 January 2018
    Half of all Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to make their journeys, operator Nexus has revealed. The switch to credit/debit cards, contactless payments and the Pop smart cards heralds the end of payment with notes and coins on the busy urban rail system, which is used by 38...
  • The Metro track tamping vehicle

    Long serving Metro maintenance vehicle set for the Far East

    29 December 2017
    A maintenance vehicle which has given 30 years of service to the Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit railway operators in the Far East. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has sold its giant track tamping machine following its three decades looking after 77kms of Metro track. It has...
  • The North East Smart Ticketing Logo

    Competition launched to build a mobile app for bus and Metro travel

    21 December 2017
    App developers are being challenged to help build the next generation of smart and digital ticketing for Bus and Metro in North East England. The North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) for which Nexus acts as programme manager and which has led the delivery of smart ticketing in the region,...
  • A photo of councillors with the art work

    Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station

    20 December 2017
    A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project...
  • Metro driver Janet Morrison at South Gosforth Metro station

    Metro driver highly commended for preventing a fatality on the track

    14 December 2017
    A Tyne and Wear Metro driver has received a top award for the high standards she sets and her professionalism during two emergencies. Janet Morrison was highly commended at the North of England Transport Awards in the frontline employee of the year category. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro,...
  • Photo of Metro security manager Paul Harris

    Metro recruits a new security manager

    8 December 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has recruited a new security manager. Paul Harris, a former Sergeant in the Royal Military Police, will take up the new role created by Nexus to oversee security for the 38 million passengers who use Metro every year. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role, from his...
  • A Metro train

    Extra Metro services to operate for the busy festive season

    7 December 2017
    Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season, including late night services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres, nightspots and Christmas markets...
  • A Metro train

    £1,000 reward offered to trace Metro cable thieves

    5 December 2017
    Nexus are offering a £1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the cable theft which brought widespread disruption to the Tyne and Wear Metro system on Monday 4 December. The theft happened near Gateshead Stadium Metro Station in...