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Half a million passengers use Metro for big summer events
More than half a million people used the Tyne and Wear Metro to reach major events in North East England this summer – including sell-out stadium concerts by Ed Sheeran, the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland and the Great Exhibition of the North. Nexus, the public body which runs Metro, estimates…
Ferry crew with Guide Dog Snowdog sculpture at the ferry landing waiting room in Siouth Shields
Snowdogs go back on public display
The Great North Snowdog sculptures have made a triumphant return to Tyneside’s public transport system. Two of the Snowdogs from the 2016 trail – Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event which raised £260,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice – have gone on public display on the Metro…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Metro's new train fleet is a shot in the arm for local businesses
More than 150 businesses attended an event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland to find out how they can be part of the supply chain to deliver a contract worth £500m that will see a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro designed, built and maintained. Organised by the North East Growth…
Nexus engineer shows youngsters Metro maintenance work
How we're inspiring the engineers of the future
Nexus staff have played their part in inspiring the next generation of engineers. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, joined exhibitors at the North East Exhibition for Future Engineers at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland. Nexus were among a host of companies to…
Performance poets at Monument Metro station
Metro marked National Poetry Day in a very different way
The Tyne and Wear Metro has celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of poetry performances across the transport system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, teamed up with the Poetry Book Society to host the event on Thursday October 4. There were pop-up poetry performances on…
Artist impression of the new bus and Metro interchange in South Shields
South Shields Metro station closed for five weeks - Oct 1 to Nov 3
South Shields Metro station is closed for five weeks until early November as part of the £21m development of the town’s new bus and Metro interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has to carry out track and signalling upgrades so that Metro trains can serve…
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Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport reach a record high
Metro journeys to Newcastle International Airport are at a record high, new statistics show. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said there were almost a million airport Metro journeys in a year. Nexus says that the upward growth trend is down to the airport offering a wider range…
Nexus apprentices
New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new 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, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
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