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Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres
Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am if they are going to or from a coronavirus vaccination appointment. Nexus has confirmed that older and eligible disabled customers can travel on local buses in Tyne and Wear – and Metro if they have a Metro Gold…
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Local contractor is appointed to demolish Gosforth Metro depot
North east contractor Thompsons of Prudhoe has been appointed to undertake demolition work at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot. Thompsons will take on the task of knocking down the 100 year old depot at Gosforth, in Newcastle, paving the way for a £70m rebuild on the same site. The new depot will be…
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Doors open for new recruits
Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, is looking for ten new apprentices for positions across their business. Seven new recruits are being sought to work in Metro Infrastructure, including in signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operational roles…
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Metro fares review offers savings for workers and hard pressed families
Metro fares are set to continue offering savings for workers and hard-pressed families affected by the covid-19 crisis, amid an overall price rise in line with the cost of living. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, is facing the biggest financial challenge in its 40-year history…
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Metro drivers get first look at new trains through virtual reality
Metro drivers are getting a first glimpse of their new trains through virtual reality. VR headsets, provided by the Swiss train builder, Stadler, offers an immersive experience that allows drivers to see inside the new cab before it has even been built. The computer-generated images deliver a…
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Heworth transport interchange is fitted with a defibrillator
A busy public transport hub in Gateshead has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. Heworth interchange has had the defibrillator installed thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The device, known as a defib, is there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators…
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Temporary Metro Depot becomes operational in North Tyneside
A new temporary depot which has been built to welcome the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet has officially become operational. The Howdon site in North Tyneside will be used to on-track the new Metro trains from 2022, and for maintenance of the current rolling stock while the main…
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Metro features in a new online exhibition at Discovery Museum
The Tyne and Wear Metro has been featured in new online exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum in association with Google Arts and Culture. Colourful Discoveries encourages people to explore Discovery Museum’s diverse collections through a kaleidoscopic lens, from Victorian silk fans to…
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