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Metro passenger warning: Only travel if it's essential
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is today urging the public not to make journeys on the system unless it is absolutely essential – a key measure in reducing the spread of coronavirus. Passengers should not be using any modes of public transport unless they are…
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Key Metro car parks reserved for NHS staff
Two of the biggest car parks on the Tyne and Wear Metro are to be reserved for NHS staff from Saturday, 21 March. To help support those working for NHS Newcastle Hospitals Trust, all staff from the trust will be allowed to park at Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre car parks for free. The move by…
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Further changes to Metro services expected
Metro services are currently operating to a reduced timetable as part of measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and services may be reduced further next week. All additional peak hour services between Pelaw and Monkseaton or South Gosforth have already been cancelled until further notice.…
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Restrictions on concessionary bus and Metro passes to be lifted
Nexus has agreed to lift current restrictions preventing free travel in Tyne and Wear for some passengers before 9:30am. Senior citizens and people with some disabilities are entitled to free off-peak travel on buses with a concessionary pass or a discounted Metro Gold Card. Huw Lewis, Customer…
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Metro timetable reduced to reflect coronavirus spread
Metro services are operating to a reduced timetable as part of measures to reflect the spread of coronavirus. All additional peak hour services between Pelaw and Monkseaton or South Gosforth will be cancelled until further notice.  In addition there may be additional core train services cancelled…
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Coronavirus: updated advice for Metro passengers
Metro passengers can continue to use the system with confidence if they need to travel during the current coronavirus outbreak, public operator Nexus said today. Extra cleaners have been taken on to make sure trains and stations are cleaned and disinfected constantly.   New cleaning regimes were…
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Our £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on Metro
The Government has agreed to fund a £100m scheme to 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 from September 2022, making it capable of…
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New Metro boss goes back to the floor at the Gosforth train depot
New Metro boss Martin Kearney has gone back to the floor to see the work that goes into looking after the 40 year-old train fleet. Kearney, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer at Nexus, spent four hours with the night shift teams at Metro’s Gosforth Depot in Newcastle. He saw the scale of…
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Coronavirus: advice for Metro passengers
Metro passengers can be confident in using the Metro system during the coronavirus outbreak, operator Nexus has confirmed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking its advice from Public Health England. At the moment there are no advised changes to Metro operations or in the…
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A million Metro journeys are made using Pop blue
Young people have made a million journeys with a 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, to make Metro travel more affordable for young people. Over 11,000 young people aged 16 to 18…
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