Apprentices at Nexus Learning Centre
Apprentices get their career on track
Ten new apprentices have started their careers with Nexus.    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has taken on the new trainees following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier this year. The latest recruits, aged from 16-20, will be training in a variety of roles, including…
A Metro cube
Tyne and Wear Metro wins global customer service prize
Tyne and Wear Metro employees are celebrating winning an international award for their response to the pandemic, and efforts to welcome back customers as restrictions ease. Metro was named winner of the Best Customer Initiative at the prestigious Global Light Rail Awards in London, up against tram…
Alice Mullen and Degna Stone at Longbenton Metro Station
Nexus celebrates National Poetry Day with competition
Budding poets, young and old, are invited to submit their poems to a unique competition, with the chance of their work being displayed for thousands to read on a Tyne and Wear Metro station. The competition, organised by Nexus, opens today, National Poetry Day, and closes on 7 November. There are…
Metro trains on the line between Pelaw and South Shields
Community leaders get behind the Metro Flow project
Community leaders have welcomed a £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
The Stadler plant in Switzerland with a liner up of trains
A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made
A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new fleet of trains are being made. The 8,500 square metre plant in St Margrethen, built only two years ago, is one of the most state-of-the-art train manufacturing facilities in Europe.…
Pop 19-21 logo
Nexus launches a new Pop card for 19 to 21-year-olds
A new Pop card has been launched to give more young people discounted travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has introduced a Pay As You Go product for 19 to 21-year-olds, providing them with 30% off every journey they make. The Pop19-21 card is…
Pop blue card
Young people travelling smarter with Metro
Young people have made more than 1.2 million Tyne and Wear Metro journeys with a smartcard that gives them trips for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus in 2018 to make Metro travel more affordable for young people aged 16-18. Over 16,000 young people have taken out Pop blue cards since the ticket…
The new Metro seats with grey covers in fabric that feature the Metro M logo
Watch: A sneak peek at the seats on the new Metro train fleet
The first samples of the seats that are to be installed in the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet have arrived in the region. These include the linear-style seats and the extra tip seats that will feature on board all of the new Metro carriages, complete with the seat coverings which incorporate…
Inage what the new Metro train will look like with yellow livery
Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway
Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of a £362m programme which will transform the journey experience for Metro…
Nexus employees working on overhead lines
Get your career on track at our open day
Anyone interested in finding out about the wide variety of job opportunities in our track, building and facilities, signalling and capital delivery teams is invited to a careers open day in Newcastle city centre on Tuesday 14 September. There’ll be the chance to meet team members to get some vital…
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