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Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
The Metro video booth at Monument
Share your Metro memories in a pop-up video booth
The Tyne and Wear Metro is inviting people to share what Metro means to them this summer using a pop up video booth. The iconic North East railway has been part of people’s lives since 1980 and currently transports 100,000 passengers across Tyne and Wear every day. People choose Metro to transport…
The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
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Lego Metro train goes on display in Fenwick's toy department
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its past and looking to the future with the display of its Lego Metro train in one of the North East’s iconic retailers as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.  The finished 1:10 scale Lego model is on display in the toy department in the Fenwick…
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Metro features in the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is being showcased all this week at the Great Exhibition of the North. Metro’s past, present and future is brought to life at the Great North Engineering Experience, at the historic Mining Institute in Neville Hall, close to Newcastle’s central station. Staff from Nexus, the…
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…
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