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Nexus to sponsor Shaun the Sheep sculpture on popular public arts trail
Nexus is sponsoring a sculpture in an exciting new Shaun the Sheep public arts trail which launches next summer in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. The much-loved and Oscar nominated Aardman Animations character will be coming to Newcastle in the summer of 2023, when 50 individually decorated sculptures…
June 28, 2012. Flooded Metro line at Regent Centre.
Metro workers relive Thunder Thursday - ten years on from the super storm
Metro workers have recalled their battle to restore services after the super cell storm dubbed ‘Thunder Thursday’ shut the network ten years ago today.  The storm – which hit North East England suddenly on the afternoon of June 28, 2012 - brought the entire Metro system to a halt after stations and…
A Metro train at Meadow Well
Major Line Closure: St James to Tynemouth, July 16-29
A busy Metro line serving Newcastle and North Tyneside is to close for two weeks next month for a major programme of modernisation works, including the complete renewal of an ageing Metro bridge.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is putting in place a 14-day major line closure…
Tactile paving on a Metro platform edge
Metro installs tactile paving on every station platform
The Tyne and Wear Metro has become England’s first rail network to have tactile paving on every platform edge, delivering a major accessibility upgrade for blind and partially sighted people.   Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has completed a year-long project to upgrade the 12…
Metro trains
Extra Metro services for the Elton John concert at the Stadium of Light
Extra Metro services will be running for the Elton John concert at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, 19 June.  Metro operator, Nexus, is expecting a busy evening and is providing extra trains before and after the event. Customers are advised to leave plenty of time to get to Sunderland before the…
New tracks at Gosforth depot site
Phase Two completed on £70m Metro depot rebuild
The second phase of work on the new £70m Gosforth Metro depot has been successfully completed. Three more new sections of line have been installed on the site so that the new Metro trains can serve the state-of-the-art facility. The new depot will be home to the new Metro train fleet, which is set…
A Metro train
Extra patrols on public transport networks over the bank holiday weekend
Extra patrols will be carried out in Newcastle and on transport networks over the bank holiday weekend to ensure communities celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee safely. Newcastle City Council, NE1, Northumbria Police and Nexus - who runs the Metro - are increasing patrols to make sure people…
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness
Have your say on making public transport safer for everyone
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness is launching a new survey to understand how journeys on public transport can be made safer for everyone. In order to steer improvements across the region, the Commissioner is inviting those who use our buses, as well as those who for whatever…
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