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Metro chaplain Michael Bushby
Metro chaplain Michael Bushby retires after 30 years of service
A long-serving Metro driver who became a qualified chaplain and devoted himself to providing pastoral care to his colleagues has retired after more than three decades of service. Michael Bushby, who has been driving Metro trains since 1990, became a chaplain in 2008 and has spent the years since…
Tyne and Wear Metro on QEII Bridge
Extra Metro trains and wristband tickets for the Great North Run
Extra Metro trains will be in operation for the Great North Run on Sunday 12 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy special wristband tickets in advance. The Great North Run is the busiest Sunday of the year for Tyne and Wear Metro…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Metro Development Director Neil Blagburn and Project Manager Tabitha Callaghan at the butterfly conservation site at Howdon Depot
Nexus creates a butterfly conservation project on Metro
A special conservation area has been created on the Tyne and Wear Metro network to protect a rare species of butterfly. The one-acre habitat at Howdon Metro depot in North Tyneside was established after the former landfill site was found to be home to an increasingly rare butterfly called a Dingy…
Anna Woodford, Pippa Little and Christy Ducker
Poetry on the platforms
A trip on Metro by a local poet has inspired a new display of thought-provoking verse on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station. Working in partnership with Royal Literary Fund Fellows at Newcastle and York Universities, Metro-operator Nexus is proud to support the display of four poems…
Southpaw Dance Company in rehearsal
Dance performances are set to wow Metro customers this summer
Professional dancers are set to wow customers on the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer with a series of set-piece performances at stations. The pop-up dance performances by the Newcastle-based Southpaw Dance Company mark the launch of Metro operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme.…
Child at Metro station
Free travel for children on Metro and Ferry
Nexus is making family days out even more affordable, with free travel for children all day, every day. Up to three children aged 11 and under can now travel for free on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry when accompanied by a fare paying adult.  The offer was first introduced for weekends…
A Metro train at East Boldon
Extra staff promote the wearing of face coverings on Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro will have extra frontline teams on the network today to engage with customers about the need to wear face coverings when making a journey. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has made the wearing of face coverings a condition of carriage in stations and on…
Metro trains
Covid: Face coverings must still be worn on public transport
Face coverings must still be worn in busy indoor settings including on public transport under new Government advice which came into effect from today, Monday 19 July.  The Government says it ‘expects and recommends people to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as shops and public transport’.…
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