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The Shields Ferry returns to a full timetable as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry is to return to a full timetable following the latest stage in the Government’s easing of lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, will restore services after 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from Sunday, April 18. The last crossing of…
Baltic Open Submission at Bede Metro station
Artists display their work on Metro as part of a new exhibition at BALTIC
A series of eye-catching artworks have gone on display on the Tyne and Wear Metro, showcasing a new exhibition at BALTIC which is set to open in May when lockdown measures ease. In an exciting partnership with Metro operator, Nexus, work by 13 different artists are on display at Metro Station…
A Metro train in Sunderland
ITV documentary about Metro is to be screened again on national television
An ITV documentary which takes a look at everyday life on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be screened again on national television. Metro: A Rail Life Story is a four-part documentary series which gives a unique insight into day to day operations on the Metro system as it gears up to celebrate its…
Police on Metro
Extra police patrols on Metro as part of Operation Coastwatch
Extra police patrols are taking place on Metro during the busy spring and summer season, where beaches and beauty spots are likely to attract more visitors as lockdown measures start to ease.  Operation Coastwatch – an annual initiative that creates a holistic approach to tackling disorder and anti…
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Covid: Metro will return to a full timetable from Sunday 11 April
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to restore a full timetable, with more trains providing more frequent services for customers following the completion of driver training that was held up by lockdown.  Nexus, the public body which own and manages Metro, confirmed the new timetable will start from Sunday…
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Covid: New Government travel guidance starts from Monday 29 March
New guidelines for public transport users come into effect from today, Monday March 29, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to stay at home and only travel if a journey is essential has ended, and people are being advised to minimise the number of…
A Metro station cube
Metro secures a further £8m of financial support from the Government
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured £8m of further financial support from the Government to sustain its essential services for the next 11 weeks while Covid-19 restrictions ease gradually. The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the latest round of emergency covid funding today, Saturday 20…
The ferry at North landing
Shields Ferry service to resume
The Shields Ferry service will resume from Sunday 21 March 2021 with the first timetabled sailing from South Shields to North Shields at 10.15am. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, halted the service in February as a safety precaution to allow further repairs to be…
A Metro train
Multi-billion pound North East Transport Plan approved
The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has formally approved the North East Transport Plan, setting out a £6.8bn plan to revitalise regional transport, delivering a green transport revolution for the North East.    Today, Tuesday 16 March, the Committee has signed off the ambitious plan,…
Metro depot getting demolished
Demolition work gets underway on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train depot
There was an historic moment for the Tyne and Wear Metro this week as work started on the demolition of its 100 year-old depot, paving the way for a £70m new modern facility on the same site – home to the new Metro train fleet. Crews began the task of pulling down the South East side of the…
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