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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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Community leaders hail Metro’s importance on its 40th anniversary
Community leaders have hailed the importance of the Tyne and Wear Metro on its 40th anniversary. Bosses at all five local authorities have praised the social and economic impact of Metro over four decades of operations, during which time the network has carried 1.5 billion passengers.  And they…
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Virtual depot tour released to mark Metro’s 40th anniversary
A new virtual tour of the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has been produced to mark its 40th anniversary. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the video tour after plans to hold a public open day were scrapped due to Coronavirus restrictions. The virtual tour, which is in the…
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