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Great Exhibition of the North volunteers at Greys Monument in Newcastle with a branded Pop card
Metro proudly supports the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is delighted to be supporting the Great Exhibition of the North and to be championing the region’s creativity and ingenuity. As a supporting partner of the free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit Metro is making it easy for both Get North…
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Watch: Metro's new TV advertisements
Metro’s has launched two new TV adverts as part of a new marketing campaign aimed at promoting the iconic Metro brand. Metro ‘Part of everyday life’ is a new campaign that will inspire pride in the Metro service, and attract new customers to use Metro to get around. The centre piece of the campaign…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus hosts market industry day for Metro train manufacturers
Train manufacturers from across the globe have been in the region today as the race hots up to design and build a new fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has hosted a market industry event at The Sage Gateshead to explain more about its exciting…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Bidders invited to design and build a new Metro fleet
Train builders from around the world have been formally invited to qualify to bid for combined contracts to design, build and maintain a new fleet and depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, today officially started the process by issuing a Selection…
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Emergency services test their response to a terror attack on Metro
A training exercise to test the response of emergency services to a terrorist attack on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has been held in Newcastle. The exercise was held at the Central Station Metro Station in the early hours of Wednesday June 6 and was led by Northumbria Police. It was seven months…
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Additional and late evening Metro services for Ed Sheeran fans
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional and late evening services for Ed Sheeran fans travelling to St James’ Park for the concerts this week. Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help concert goers as they make their way to and from Newcastle to see the multi-platinum singer-songwriter,…
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Nexus issues frontline staff with body cameras
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has issued frontline staff with body-worn CCTV cameras as part of an initiative to deter anti-social behaviour. The digital cameras, which clip into the lapel of a jacket, have been given to customer service advisors on duty…
Apprentices at work on Metro
Nexus to recruit ten new apprentices
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is recruiting ten new apprentices in a variety of different areas, from Metro to the Shields Ferry as well as their headquarters. The intake includes roles in engineering, transport planning, finance and training.…
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£1,000 reward offered to trace Metro cable thieves
Nexus are offering a £1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the cable theft which brought disruption to the Tyne and Wear Metro system on Monday 28 May. The theft happened near Hebburn and Jarrow Metro stations in the early…
Robots get to grips with a Metro ticket machine
Robots get to grips with a day out on the Metro
Commuters were stopped in their tracks by the sight of two robots travelling on Metro. But don't worry they were in fact performance artists from Berlin, Germany, who were using their realistic humanoid skins to promote the upcoming Robots – then and now exhibition, which opens at Life Science…
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