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  • Nexus staff with Elmer the Elephanyt sculpture

    Metro's all set to host an Elmer the Elephant public art trail

    14 February 2018
    Metro is to host the North East’s next major public art trail, building on the success of the Great North Snowdogs event in 2016. The iconic children’s storybook character Elmer the Elephant is the theme for a second, similar public arts trail, which will raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s...
  • A Pop card

    Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro

    12 February 2018
    A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price...
  • Pride of the Tyne in dry dock

    Shields Ferry undergoes its annual inspection

    8 February 2018
    An iconic Tyne ferry is in dry dock for its annual inspection. The Shields Ferry, Pride of the Tyne, is undergoing its yearly health check by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Pride, which was built at the Swan Hunter shipyard in 1993, can only undergo the work by being taken out of the...
  • Metro I Spy Booklet

    Ten family trips you can do with Metro this half term

    7 February 2018
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during February half term to visit some of the region’s free attractions. By jumping on board a Metro families can visit a range of places easily across Tyne and Wear including the Great North Museum: Hancock, Bill Quay Community Farm...
  • Sample of an ENCTS card

    Free bus pass renewals - what you need to know

    6 February 2018
    Nexus is halfway through a mail out to 100,000 elderly and disabled people in Tyne and Wear who are entitled by law to a free bus pass. The mail-out will continue by post code until early March – and passholders are being reassured not to contact Nexus until after that date if they have not...
  • Bike on Metro photo

    Metro cycle trial expanded to evenings and weekends

    29 January 2018
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is expanding a trial which allows customers to travel with bikes on board Metro trains. From today, Monday 29 January, bikes will be allowed on trains between Jesmond to Callerton Parkway, at the following times:  10am-3pm...
  • Police and staff at Chichester Metro station

    Extra police and staff patrol Metro in South Tyneside

    26 January 2018
    Extra police and staff have been on patrol on the Metro system in South Tyneside. The high visibility patrols saw extra officers from Northumbria Police join Metro staff at stations and on board trains, with the aim to provide public reassurance and to deal with any issues of anti-social behaviour...
  • artist impression of new Metro train

    Nexus starts the process of buying a new Metro train fleet

    25 January 2018
    Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet – a £362m project which will transform the reliability of Metro services for passengers. A procurement exercise has been launched in order to source a rolling stock...
  • A high speed train photo

    North East leaders launch plan to transform the region

    16 January 2018
    Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economic growth.  Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and thematic lead for transport on the North East...
  • A Metro ticket machine

    Metro passengers switch to quick and easy card payments

    4 January 2018
    Half of all Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to make their journeys, operator Nexus has revealed. The switch to credit/debit cards, contactless payments and the Pop smart cards heralds the end of payment with notes and coins on the busy urban rail system, which is used by 38...