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A Metro carriage is sprayed with anti-viral product
Metro trains are treated with a new anti-viral cleaning spray
The Tyne and Wear Metro is undergoing enhanced cleaning with a special disinfectant to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, giving confidence to customers who need to use the service as lockdown begins to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said it was using a new, longer-…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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Metro key workers put overhead line works in the frame
Key workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro have made their own video to show people how they replace overhead power lines during a busy nightshift. The power supply maintenance team filmed works on the Metro line at Jesmond, where they successfully replaced 30 metres of wire ahead of Metro restoring…
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Watch: Nexus teams cheer NHS heroes in the final Clap for Carers
Nexus staff joined with the rest of the nation in the final Clap for Carers event yesterday, Thursday May 28. Last night’s tribute to NHS and care workers on the coronavirus frontline was officially the final outing for an event which has brought the nation together during the Covid-19 crisis.…
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Metro driver lifts the lid on working during the lockdown
A Metro driver has spoken of his pride at transporting key workers, including scores of NHS staff who are on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.  Craig Pearson, who has been driving Metro trains for seven years, paid his own tribute to those who can’t work from home and have to rely on…
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Changes to concessionary travel arrangements in North East England
Older and disabled people will no longer be able to travel free on bus and Metro in North East England during the morning peak period, from Tuesday 26 May, as part of moves to support social distancing. Local authorities, bus operators and Nexus have agreed to end the temporary relaxation of…
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Hand sanitiser points are installed on the Metro system
Hand sanitiser points have been installed at the busiest stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro to help customers follow public health guidelines. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has fitted sanitiser dispensers at seven key Metro stations, part of a range of measures which ensure…
The re-created Monument Metro station on Animal Crossing
Artists recreates Monument Metro station on Animal Crossing
A man who was "missing" his daily commute on the Tyne and Wear Metro has recreated one of the stations on Animal Crossing. Furloughed artist Euan Lynn from Whitley Bay, has been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons during lockdown. The 26-year-old expanded his virtual house to include a basement,…
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