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Bede Primary School pupils
Pupils' heritage inspired artwork is displayed on Metro
A Metro station has got a splash of colour thanks to the efforts of local school children, who drew their inspiration from a local history project. Pupils at Bede Community Primary School in Gateshead have created heritage-inspired posters which have gone on public display at Gateshead Stadium…
Kids with the Metro adevture book on a Metro platform
Explore the region with a free Metro adventure book
Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a special free adventure book to encourage families to get out and about during the summer and explore all the fantastic things the region has to offer. By jumping on board a Metro families can enjoy a fun day out following three exciting trails inspired by the on-…
First spades in the ground on site in South Shields
Work starts on £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields
Work has started on the construction of an £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields town centre. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is building a bespoke facility to deliver a wide range of rail infrastructure and operations training. It will also provide…
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Crowds flock to Sunderland by Metro for the Tall Ships Races
The Tyne and Wear Metro carried more than 130,000 extra passengers during last week’s Tall Ships Races festival in Sunderland. Passenger numbers peaked during Saturday’s Parade of Sail when there were around 50% more people than normal using Metro – almost 60,000 extra journeys. The figures were…
New look of Metro Control Room
Metro control room to get £12m investment in new technology
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room is to undergo a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is installing a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
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Nexus completes refurbishment work at Tyne Dock Metro station
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £350,000 refurbishment scheme at Tyne Dock Metro station in South Tyneside - improving the access for passengers with disabilities. The work has brought Tyne Dock up to modern standards of disabled access and…
Newcastle College students
Metro showcases students' Pop Blue videos
Tyne and Wear Metro is showcasing the work of creative Newcastle College students who they challenged to help promote Pop blue – which gives young people aged 18 and under £1 single trips on Metro. The Pop blue card was introduced earlier this year to make Metro travel more affordable for young…
Taking track temperature
Watch: Managing Metro tracks in a heatwave
Nexus staff have been carrying out temperature monitoring work on Metro's 77km of tracks during the heatwave, which has hit the UK this week. In the video clip below Nexus Head of Maintenance Delivery, Phil Kirkland, explains how we manage the Metro infrastructure in very hot weather. He said: "We…
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Use your Metro Gold Card all day in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day this summer. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has opened the system to Gold Card holders before 9.30am on weekdays throughout July and August. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “There is so much to see and…
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Modernisation work completed at five Airport line Metro stations
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £300,000 modernisation scheme at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The work saw Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and…
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