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Four artists to create major new works for Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Four artists have each won a unique commission to create major works for the interior of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet. Metro will be the first urban transit system in the world to feature permanent art inside trains when the new fleet enters service next year, thanks to a project…
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New exhibition celebrates the story of the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new exhibition which celebrates the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro got underway this week.  The event, called Metro Memories, is being held at The Common Room on Westgate Road in Newcastle, 19 April – 7 May, 10am-4pm. The exhibition will explore what Metro means to the people and to the…
Cheque presentation at Feeding Families
Easter treat for local food bank
North East charity Feeding Families has benefitted from a donation of £5000, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees. The money was officially handed over at a cheque presentation, at a Feeding Families warehouse and distribution centre in Blaydon, Gateshead. Employees of Nexus…
The ew wheel lathe
Metro gets state-of-the-art new wheel lathe as part of £70m depot rebuild
Precision technology that will transform how the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train fleet is prepared for service has been successfully installed. The new automatic wheel lathe is a labour-saving tool that heralds a new era of more efficient Metro train maintenance.  Stadler, the Swiss firm which is…
Take the kids for free
Easter holiday fun on Metro and Shields Ferry
Kids travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry all day, every day – and what better time to make the most of the offer than the Easter holidays? Tyne and Wear is home to some fantastic family attractions and days out, many of them easily accessible by public transport. Take a look at our…
Metro driver Craig Pearson
Watch: That Metro Guy Episode 2 - Simulator preview
The second episode of That Metro Guy has arrived, and this week he takes behind the scenes to chart progress of the new Metro train driving simulator, which is nearing completion at a factory in France. A delegation from Metro Futures, Learning and Development and Train Crew teams ran the rule over…
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Metro to receive a further £7.3m in Government covid funding
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to receive a further £7.3m from the Government to support its services while customer numbers continue to recover. The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the funding for light rail and bus operators today, Monday 4 April.  Nexus, the public body which owns and…
A Metro train at East Boldon
Community leaders hail the importance of Sunderland Metro line
Community leaders in Sunderland have hailed the arrival of Metro services in the city 20 years ago, stressing that it was a major shot in the arm for Wearside.  The £100m network expansion became a reality on 31 March 2002 after a long campaign to bring the network to Sunderland finally proved…
A Metro train crossing the Monkwearmouth rail bridge
The Sunderland Metro line celebrates its 20th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s Sunderland line is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having carried 138 million customer journeys since it first opened to the public two decades ago. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, said the line was a huge success story for Sunderland, and one which has provided a…
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