A customer with a bike on a Metro platform
Campaign promotes cycle-friendly Metro system
A campaign has been launched to highlight how easy it is to access the Tyne and Wear Metro system with a bike. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has almost 300 cycle lockers and cycle storage pods across 60 stations – including smart-lockers which can be accessed easily using a…
Nexus staff, Forces personnel show off the First World War memorial poster at a launch event
Memorial posters on Metro mark WWI Centenary
The moving stories of north east railway workers who served in the First World War have gone on display on the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a series of memorial posters. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the displays to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the…
A Northern Rail train
Reduced Saturday service on Northern trains due to strike action
Northern Railways will operate a reduced service on Saturdays this autumn/winter due to industrial action by the RMT trade union. The dates currently affected are: Saturday 10 November, Saturday 17 November, Saturday 24 November, Saturday 01 December, Saturday 08 December, Saturday 15 December,…
What the new South Shields interchange will look like
Time lapse video captures South Shields' new transport interchange works
Construction of the new transport interchange in South Shields has been captured in fascinating footage. Time lapse video shows the first six months of the build, which forms the second phase of the £100 million 365 town centre regeneration masterplan. The recording begins when work started on site…
Forces personnel at the Metro Depot
Free Metro travel for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Sunday
The Tyne and Wear Metro is offering free travel to armed forces personnel, cadets and veterans on Remembrance Sunday, which falls this year on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On Sunday 11 November Metro will offer complimentary travel across its entire network to service…
Metro trajns in the South Gosforth Metro Depot
Metro fleets gets an extra £900,000 for maintenance
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing an extra £900,000 in the maintenance of Metro’s ageing fleet of trains. Investment will be targeted at preventing power faults, a train cab refurbishment programme and for extra staff at the Metro depot. The aim is…
Edd Scott from Nexus at Haymarket Metro station
Edd's top of the class for health and safety
A Nexus employee has been named as one of the best in the UK for studies on occupational health and safety. Edd Scott was among UK’s top performer in the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in the 2017/18 academic year. It is the third time in four years that a Northumbria University…
St Wilfrid's pupils with their artwork at Gateshead Stadium Metro station
Pupils showcase their artwork on Metro
Local history is the inspiration behind a colourful new art project at a Tyneside Metro station. Year Three and Year Four Pupils from St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School in Gateshead have created a series drawings depicting the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead in 1854 The artwork has been turned…
Project leaders inside the new building
The roof is on at South Shields' new interchange
A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new £21m bus and Metro interchange in the centre of South Shields. The roof of the new transport interchange has now been installed. The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The…
A Metro train
Half a million passengers use Metro for big summer events
More than half a million people used the Tyne and Wear Metro to reach major events in North East England this summer – including sell-out stadium concerts by Ed Sheeran, the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland and the Great Exhibition of the North. Nexus, the public body which runs Metro, estimates…