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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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The Tyne and Wear Metro celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, Tuesday 11 August. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the network was a regional icon which has become one of North East England’s most successful transport projects. Metro has carried 1.5 billion passengers…
Huw Lewis from Nexus and Chris Ogle from Venture Stream launch Station Master
Test your Metro knowledge on new game
As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Tyne and Wear Metro is today launching a new online game to test the knowledge of Metro users.   The easy-to-play game, called Station Master, features questions about Metro stations, nearby attractions, and some of the 40 year history. Players will…
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Metro collections bring in 300 kilos of food for local food banks
Generous Metro passengers have helped to collect more than 300 kilos of food for people in poverty.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran food bank collection points at Metro stations across Tyne and Wear. A total of 360kg of food and other toiletries was donated following…
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Metro track replacement to go ahead south of the Tyne over four weekends
Major track replacement work is to be carried out on the Tyne and Wear Metro network during August.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is undertaking the latest phase of an £8m track renewals programme in Gateshead and South Tyneside. A 1.8km stretch of line between Heworth and…
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Customer engagement patrols on Metro promotes face coverings rule
Extra staff are patrolling the Tyne and Wear Metro to encourage the wearing of face coverings on the network. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is putting teams out across the system, on trains and in stations, to engage with customers and to hand out face masks to anyone who…
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Metro modernisation programme secures an extra £20m of Government money
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has secured £20m of Government money for modernisation work on the network. The funding will be used to carry on with essential infrastructure renewal works, including track and overhead line replacement, after the current £350m…
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Metro’s new train depot at Howdon nears completion
A new train depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro is close to completion. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is building the facility at Howdon in North Tyneside. It is set to officially open this summer. The former landfill site has been transformed. New tracks and overhead lines are…
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