Council leaders cut the first piece of turf to marl start on site of the £100m Metro Flow project
Ceremony marks the official start of the £100m Metro Flow project
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has officially got underway. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
CGI image of new Metro trains at Tynemouth station
Artists invited to create work for new Metro trains
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Metro operator, has announced a major new arts commission for the busy system’s £362m new train fleet. The commission, grant-funded by Arts Council England, will for the first time in the world see artists selected to create large-scale new works for the interiors of 46 new…
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Nexus gets on board for Samaritans Brew Monday
In a bid to power through the cold winter months, Nexus has joined Samaritans to encourage rail users, including key workers and rail staff, to share a cuppa and a catch up with someone they care about for Brew Monday. The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day…
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Metro fares offer price freeze by switching to Pop Pay As You Go
Metro customers need not pay more for the cost of their travel from April 2022 by switching to a Pop Pay As You Go product. A freeze on the price of adult journeys made by Pop Pay As You Go, as well as a freeze on season tickets bought through corporate schemes, is a key part of plans to drive a…
The Shields Ferry
Covid: Shields Ferry will not run in the evenings from Sunday 9 January
The Shields Ferry will not operate in the evenings until further notice from Sunday 9 January in order to protect the service from the latest wave of Covid-19. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, said that stepping down to a 12-hour timetable was a temporary measure to help it…
The Famous Faces mural at Monument Metro station
Metro's Famous Faces mural celebrates its 25th year
A Metro mural featuring well known and much-loved personalities from our region is celebrating its 25th year. The popular and colourful piece of artwork, Famous Faces, by former coal miner Bob Olley, has been proudly on displayed at Monument Metro station since November 1996. Fourteen of Tyneside’s…
The first new Metro train at Stadler plant in Switzerland
Stadler starts final assembly of the first new Metro train
The first train in the new £362m Metro fleet has entered the final assembly phase at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland.  And a new set of photos, released today, show just how that new train is coming together on the production line.  Stadler are now in the process of fitting the main interior…
Artists impression of the proposed new transport hub in North Shields
Plans are submitted for new transport hub in North Shields
Ambitious plans for a new transport hub with town square in North Shields and walkway linking the town centre to the Fish Quay have been submitted. The proposals are part of North Tyneside Council’s Ambition for North Shields and the Fish Quay Masterplan, aimed at breathing new life into the town…
Metro engineers work on Beamish tramway overhead lines
Nexus helps out with essential work on Beamish Museum’s historic Tramway
Railway engineers from the Tyne and Wear Metro have stepped back in time at Beamish Museum to help ensure its iconic Tramway is in tip top condition. The Metro staff conducted a safety critical inspection of Beamish’s Tramway - a crowd-pleasing feature of the famous open-air museum in County Durham…
The festive Metro station cube
Metro’s iconic station cubes get a Xmas makeover
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic station cubes have had a festive makeover as part of the countdown to Christmas. The familiar yellow and black cubes in the centres of Sunderland and Newcastle.– a unique part of everyday life in North East England – have been given an added touch of Christmas…
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