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Nexus appoints a new Head of Learning
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has underlined its commitment to training and development with the appointment of a new head of learning. Heather Blevins, who has returned to her native North East England from the Midlands to take up the newly created role,…
Taka Suzuki with the NHK news team at Gateshead Interchange
Metro's just the ticket for Japan's Paralympic hero
The Tyne and Wear Metro is just the ticket for Paralympic gold medallist Taka Suzuki. Taka, a swimmer who has won gold for Japan in the pool, regularly travels on Metro to get to and from his training base at Northumbria University. And he’s a big fan of Metro due to its ease of wheelchair access,…
Nexus staff pose for group photo at the end of their course
Nexus staff celebrate management training success
More than 50 staff at Nexus are celebrating the completion of a nationally recognised management training programme. Nexus, the public body which delivers local transport services and owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, saw 57 employees from across its business successfully complete the…
Elmer the Elephant statue
Businesses urged to back Elmer's Great North Parade
A North East charity is calling on the region’s businesses to join their herd and take part in a major public art event this summer. Hot on the heels of its hugely successful Great North Snowdogs art trail, St Oswald’s Hospice is holding Elmer’s Great North Parade - when 65 individually decorated…
Aritsts in recovery at West Jesmond Metro station
Artists in recovery showcase their work on Metro
Local artists who have battled addiction have been given the chance to showcase their work on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The artists – Si Turner, John O’Rourke, Russ Coleman and Kirk Teasdale – are all alcoholics in recovery. The medium of art has played a big role in their recovery process. And it…
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Family events you can get to on Metro this half term
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about this February half term and enjoy the region’s variety of events and attractions.  By jumping on board a Metro families can easily visit a range of places across Tyne and Wear including the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, The…
Nexus staff handover the big cheque
Nexus staff raise £10,000 for a mental health support charity
Nexus staff have raised over £10,000 for a local mental health charity. Tyneside and Northumberland Mind will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees, who organised a range of events. The money, £10,750 in total, was officially handed over at a cheque…
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North Tyneside Metro bridges to be replaced in £2.5m scheme
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to replace two ageing Metro bridges in North Tyneside in a £2.5m project. The Metro Bridges at Beach Road in Tynemouth and Burnside Road in Cullercoats are life-expired and need to be replaced so that they can carry Metro…
Steve McCoy with the new coffee shop at Heworth
Former Metro worker sets up new coffee shop at Heworth Interchange
A Tyne and Wear Metro worker has swapped a career in the railway industry to start his own business in a former Nexus travel shop. Steve McCoy, who was a Metro maintenance worker for ten years, has set up a coffee shop what was the disused travel kiosk at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead. He aims…
A Pop Pay As You Go Card
Metro sees a record number of journeys with a Pay As You Go Pop Card
Metro travel with Pay As You Go Pop cards reached a record 1.5 million journeys in 2018, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says the flexibility and convenience of paying for Metro travel on the Pay As You Go option is proving increasingly…
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