Performance poets at Monument Metro station
Metro marked National Poetry Day in a very different way
The Tyne and Wear Metro has celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of poetry performances across the transport system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, teamed up with the Poetry Book Society to host the event on Thursday October 4. There were pop-up poetry performances on…
Artist impression of the new bus and Metro interchange in South Shields
South Shields Metro station closed for five weeks - Oct 1 to Nov 3
South Shields Metro station is closed for five weeks until early November as part of the £21m development of the town’s new bus and Metro interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has to carry out track and signalling upgrades so that Metro trains can serve…
A Metro train at Airport
Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport reach a record high
Metro journeys to Newcastle International Airport are at a record high, new statistics show. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said there were almost a million airport Metro journeys in a year. Nexus says that the upward growth trend is down to the airport offering a wider range…
Nexus apprentices
New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
The Metro video booth at Monument
Share your Metro memories in a pop-up video booth
The Tyne and Wear Metro is inviting people to share what Metro means to them this summer using a pop up video booth. The iconic North East railway has been part of people’s lives since 1980 and currently transports 100,000 passengers across Tyne and Wear every day. People choose Metro to transport…
The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
Tne Lego Metro model
Lego Metro train goes on display in Fenwick's toy department
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its past and looking to the future with the display of its Lego Metro train in one of the North East’s iconic retailers as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.  The finished 1:10 scale Lego model is on display in the toy department in the Fenwick…