Newcastle College students
Metro teams up with Newcastle College to promote Pop blue
Tyne and Wear Metro is challenging creative Newcastle College students 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 people across the network. Anyone…
Metro ticket machines at Central Station in Newcastle
Card only ticket machines are trialled on Metro
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and wear Metro, is trialling card only payments at some Metro ticket machines, prompted by the increasing number of customers who are opting for cashless transactions. Three of the eight ticket machines at Central Station in Newcastle city…
A Metro train at a station
North Tyneside Metro stations are to undergo refurbishments
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out major refurbishment at three historic Metro stations in North Tyneside, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The £700,000 project, starting at the end of February, will see Cullercoats, Monkseaton…
Nexus staff with Elmer the Elephanyt sculpture
Metro's all set to host an Elmer the Elephant public art trail
Metro is to host the North East’s next major public art trail, building on the success of the Great North Snowdogs event in 2016. The iconic children’s storybook character Elmer the Elephant is the theme for a second, similar public arts trail, which will raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s…
A Pop card
Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro
A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price…
Metro I Spy Booklet
Ten family trips you can do with Metro this half term
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during February half term to visit some of the region’s free attractions. By jumping on board a Metro families can visit a range of places easily across Tyne and Wear including the Great North Museum: Hancock, Bill Quay Community Farm…
Bike on Metro photo
Metro cycle trial expanded to evenings and weekends
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is expanding a trial which allows customers to travel with bikes on board Metro trains. From today, Monday 29 January, bikes will be allowed on trains between Jesmond to Callerton Parkway, at the following times:  10am-3pm…
Police and staff at Chichester Metro station
Extra police and staff patrol Metro in South Tyneside
Extra police and staff have been on patrol on the Metro system in South Tyneside. The high visibility patrols saw extra officers from Northumbria Police join Metro staff at stations and on board trains, with the aim to provide public reassurance and to deal with any issues of anti-social behaviour…
artist impression of new Metro train
Nexus starts the process of buying a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet – a £362m project which will transform the reliability of Metro services for passengers. A procurement exercise has been launched in order to source a rolling stock…
A Metro ticket machine
Metro passengers switch to quick and easy card payments
Half of all Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to make their journeys, operator Nexus has revealed. The switch to credit/debit cards, contactless payments and the Pop smart cards heralds the end of payment with notes and coins on the busy urban rail system, which is used by 38…