A Northern Rail train
Strike action on Northern Rail
Passengers who use Northern Rail services are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption as staff at the company hold strike action on Saturday 22 September, Saturday 29 September, Saturday 6 October, Saturday 13 October, Saturday 20 October. Northern will be operating a reduced service on…
Nexus apprentices
New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Artist Jay Smith with her art work on the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry artwork raises awareness of plastics problem
A new photo artwork on the Shields Ferry brings home the topical issue of plastics in our oceans. Clean Up Isle Sea by photographer Jay Smith contrasts the stunning and beautiful seascapes of the  North East coast with the discarded plastics lurking just below the surface. The images she has…
Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
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 art stop bus shelter at Fiddler's Green in North Shields
North Shields bus shelter is transformed by art work
Passengers can now enjoy some unique art while they wait for their bus as part of a welcome makeover of North Shields Fish Quay. The new bus shelter at Fiddler’s Green is billed as the latest gallery for professional artists and writers in North Tyneside. The North Shields Fish Quay Coastal…
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…