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A Metro cube on a summer day
Advice for Metro customers in the heatwave
Top tips for Metro customers when travelling in the heatwave. • Open windows to let fresh air into the carriage. • Carry water to stay hydrated and keep yourself cool. • Eat something before you travel. • Make priority seating available for those who need it, such as pregnant, elderly or disabled…
Great North Runners photo on Tyne Bridge
Advance information for Great North Runners and spectators
Are there any changes to bus, Metro and Shields Ferry services for runners and spectators travelling home from this year’s Great North Run? No – You will see the same public transport as last year, with the same high frequency bus services leaving from near the finish line, and Metro and the Ferry…
Taking track temperature
Watch: Managing Metro tracks in a heatwave
Nexus staff have been carrying out temperature monitoring work on Metro's 77km of tracks during the heatwave, which has hit the UK this week. In the video clip below Nexus Head of Maintenance Delivery, Phil Kirkland, explains how we manage the Metro infrastructure in very hot weather. He said: "We…
A Metro train
Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow
Extra Metro services will be running for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey.  The airshow, which takes place on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July on Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from across the…
Pupils with their Elmer art work on board a Metro train
Pupils' Elmer the Elephant designs are displayed on Metro
School kids are showcasing their art work for thousands of passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro to celebrate this summer’s art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice. Sixteen winning Elmer designs have been chosen from schools across the region and they are to be displayed on…
Spades in the ground at the new depot site in Howdon
Work starts on a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the construction of a temporary train depot in North Tyneside – which is to be used for the delivery of a new Metro train fleet. The temporary depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site in Howdon…
South Shields Metro station
South Shields Metro station closes to make way for new transport interchange
A station on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be permanently closed for the first time in the network’s 39 year history. South Shields Metro station, opened in 1984, closes on Monday, 8 July, to make way for the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange. The station on King Street, featured in a song…
Golfd card holder on a Metro train
Metro Gold Card rules are relaxed during July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays from today, Monday 1 July. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Three firms vying to build the new Metro train fleet are announced
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced the three firms that remain in the running to design, build and maintain its new train fleet. The three firms will be invited to make best and final offers this summer after Nexus completed its evaluation of…
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