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Nexus staff at recent food bank collection
Nexus announces fundraising mission for Feeding Families
Nexus has announced Feeding Families as their chosen charity, as voted for by their employees. The tie up with the charity will include regular food donations and fundraising activities throughout the year, starting this week.  On Friday 11 December at Gateshead Interchange and Monday 21 December…
A Metro train at East Boldon level crossing
Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
New Metro trains, artists image of
Stadler pledges to work in partnership with Newcastle University
The Swiss company which is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has announced a new collaboration with Newcastle University to promote shared learning and innovation.  Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment…
A passenger opens a ticket gate with a smart phone
Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Metro customers can now use a smartphone to pay for their travel and open ticket gates on the network, in a unique partnership between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which runs the system. Nexus is working with Google Pay and other tech partners on a project, it says, will transform how…
Bus at Park Lane, pic taken pre-Covid era
Region-wide consultation launches on multi-billion strategy for transport 
A public consultation has launched to secure feedback on the region’s first Transport Plan - an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the North East up to 2035.  The North East Transport Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transformative projects, an…
Burying the Metro 40th anniversary time capsule at the Gosforth Depot
Time capsule buried as part of Metro’s 40th anniversary
A time capsule has been buried as part of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Local school children helped to pick out a range of Metro memorabilia to preserve for future generations. The time capsule was buried at the Gosforth Metro fleet depot in Newcastle ahead of its £70m…
Staff with the new Metero train in the new Howdon depot
First test trains arrive at new temporary Metro depot ahead of its opening
A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully operated a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon. The…
The Roodle snowdog sculpture at Whitley Bay Metro station
Metro features on a new Snowdogs public art trail
A Metro station is featuring on a magical Snowman and the Snowdog public art trail in North Tyneside. Whitley Bay Metro station is home to a new, life-sized Snowdog sculpture. Roodle, which was designed by Wild in Art, was inspired by the goldendoodle crossbreed. The trail will see 20 life-sized…
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