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Nexus gives school kids the chance to design their own Metro train
Local school kids are getting the chance to showcase their design work on the Tyne and Wear Metro system as part of a new competition to inspire the next generation of train designers. Primary school children in years 4-6 will learn about the Metro system and help to bring it to life by inventing…
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Take the kids for free for half term fun
Family days out this half term and beyond are more affordable than ever, with free travel for children all day, every day on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Thanks to Metro more than 60,…
Go North East bus at Gateshead Interchange
Region sets out £804m ambitious bus plan
The region’s first Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) has unveiled a new £804 million bid to Government which transport leaders are confident would dramatically transform bus services across the North East and greatly improve the bus network for millions of passengers as well as helping the…
University of Sunderland students at University Metro station
Students snap up new Pop card for great value Metro travel
More than a thousand young people are already benefitting from a 30% discount on Metro less than a month after Nexus launched a new smartcard deal. The Pop 19-21 card was introduced in September this year to give young people discounted travel on Tyne and Wear Metro. The Pay As You Go product for…
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Community groups invited to give an old Metro train a new lease of life
Local communities are getting a chance to give an old Tyne and Wear Metro train a new lease of life after it’s been taken out of service to make way for the new £362m fleet. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is keen to hear creative and innovative ideas about how an old train…
The Nexus engineers with the drone at Howdon viaduct in North Tyneside
Drone technology boosts Metro maintenance work
The Tyne and Wear Metro is using drone technology to keep the network in tip top condition.  For the first time ever maintenance teams are taking to the skies using drones to monitor Metro’s 77 kilometres of infrastructure. The drone, which is a tiny unmanned aircraft, provides a live video-feed to…
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness
Nexus welcomes successful Safer Streets funding bid
Nexus has welcomed Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness’s successful bid for Safer Streets funding from the Government.  The PCC has promised to improve transport and park safety with an £800,000 investment in CCTV, Metro safety volunteers, increased lighting and a new reporting…
Apprentices at Nexus Learning Centre
Apprentices get their career on track
Ten new apprentices have started their careers with Nexus.    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has taken on the new trainees following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier this year. The latest recruits, aged from 16-20, will be training in a variety of roles, including…
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Tyne and Wear Metro wins global customer service prize
Tyne and Wear Metro employees are celebrating winning an international award for their response to the pandemic, and efforts to welcome back customers as restrictions ease. Metro was named winner of the Best Customer Initiative at the prestigious Global Light Rail Awards in London, up against tram…
Alice Mullen and Degna Stone at Longbenton Metro Station
Nexus celebrates National Poetry Day with competition
Budding poets, young and old, are invited to submit their poems to a unique competition, with the chance of their work being displayed for thousands to read on a Tyne and Wear Metro station. The competition, organised by Nexus, opens today, National Poetry Day, and closes on 7 November. There are…
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