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Pupils learning about Metro safety
Watch: Pupils in South Tyneside learn Metro safety messages
School kids in South Tyneside have been learning about safety on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the interactive sessions with year six pupils from 32 schools across the borough – part of an annual programme of promoting Metro safety in schools.…
Speculative drawing of a new Metro train
New trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus, gave the following update on our programme to get new trains for Metro last month, at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee (Tyne and Wear Sub Committee) on 19 September.   We are posting it again following continued speculation about this…
Nexus and Metro staff at the Hate Crime Awareness Week Walk of Solidarity with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuiness
Nexus supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. A walk of solidarity in the west end of Newcastle marked the start of a series events that will encourage people to “spread love not hate”. Nexus staff joined with the walk of…
Spice Girls Metro poster
Nexus wins a marketing award for its Spice Girls concert campaign
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped an award for the marketing and PR campaign it ran to encourage Spice Girls fans to travel to the concert at the Stadium of Light by Metro. Nexus has beaten a strong field of contenders to win Best Integrated Campaign…
Phil Kirkland
Metro engineering boss bows out after five decades of service
The man who oversaw the construction of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s network of tracks when the system was first built is retiring after a 47 year career in the railway industry. Phil Kirkland, Head of Maintenance Delivery at Nexus, managed the bulk of Metro’s track installation work between 1979 and…
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Nexus takes part in Industry Week at the Newcastle College Rail Academy
Engineers from the Tyne and Wear Metro have given up their time to help students who want a career in the railway industry. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, joined other rail industry bodies for a series of practical training sessions at Newcastle College’s Rail and Civil…
Artists Image of new Metro train
Watch: Update on Metro's temporary depot project in North Tyneside
The site of a new temporary Metro train depot in North Tyneside is being readied for construction work. The former landfill site in Howdon is undergoing intensive earth works to get it ready for the new depot building and Metro tracks. Excavators are being used to level the site and a reclaim…
A Metro train
Nexus expands its Metro driver training programme
The Tyne and Wear Metro has doubled the number of Metro drivers it can train in a year - the biggest expansion of its driver training programme in its 40 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has increased the annual Metro driver intake from 24 to 48 trainees, a move…
A Metro train on the QEII bridge
Metro timetable changes will deliver more frequent services at peak times
The Metro timetable is changing from Sunday 13 October to provide more frequent services during peak travel periods. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is making the timetable change to deliver more trains at the times when passengers say they need them the most…
Police on Metro
Metro supports national week of action to reduce knife crime
Northumbria Police have teamed up with Nexus to help make the city’s transport hubs safer as part of a national week of action geared at reducing knife crime. Neighbourhood policing teams carried out searches using knife wands and an archway metal detector at North Shields and Whitley Bay Metro…
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