Dancers from Society of Strays pictured performing 'Cycle'
Metro to welcome more live dance performances on the network
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to welcome more live dance performances on to the network as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. Society of Strays is presenting their new outdoor work, Cycle, and have recruited a community cast to participate. It is the second live dance event…
Whitley Bay under 13 team sponsored by Stadler
Stadler sponsors Whitley Bay Football Club’s U13s team
The Swiss company which is building the new Metro train fleet has agreed a sponsorship deal with Whitley Bay Football Club. Stadler’s support will allow the Bay to set up a team for kids aged 13 and under, underlining the train builder’s commitment to the local community in North East England. Two…
TV presenter Michael Portillo with Ferry crew
Michael Portillo films on Metro and Shields Ferry for new TV series
TV presenter Michael Portillo has taken a trip on the Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry for his latest series of Great British Railway Journeys. Portillo, who has become renowned for his railway travel programmes on the BBC, took two journeys on the Metro and a Tyne crossing on the ferry…
Kids on the Metro
New regional partnership supports family days out on Metro
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Tyne and Wear Metro are working in partnership to promote great value days out for families this summer. Metro, is sponsoring Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ ‘Ways to Play’ summer events across its nine museums and galleries. Ways to Play…
Metro chaplain Michael Bushby
Metro chaplain Michael Bushby retires after 30 years of service
A long-serving Metro driver who became a qualified chaplain and devoted himself to providing pastoral care to his colleagues has retired after more than three decades of service. Michael Bushby, who has been driving Metro trains since 1990, became a chaplain in 2008 and has spent the years since…
Tyne and Wear Metro on QEII Bridge
Extra Metro trains and wristband tickets for the Great North Run
Extra Metro trains will be in operation for the Great North Run on Sunday 12 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy special wristband tickets in advance. The Great North Run is the busiest Sunday of the year for Tyne and Wear Metro…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Metro Development Director Neil Blagburn and Project Manager Tabitha Callaghan at the butterfly conservation site at Howdon Depot
Nexus creates a butterfly conservation project on Metro
A special conservation area has been created on the Tyne and Wear Metro network to protect a rare species of butterfly. The one-acre habitat at Howdon Metro depot in North Tyneside was established after the former landfill site was found to be home to an increasingly rare butterfly called a Dingy…
Anna Woodford, Pippa Little and Christy Ducker
Poetry on the platforms
A trip on Metro by a local poet has inspired a new display of thought-provoking verse on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station. Working in partnership with Royal Literary Fund Fellows at Newcastle and York Universities, Metro-operator Nexus is proud to support the display of four poems…
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