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The Stadler plant in Switzerland with a liner up of trains
A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made
A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new fleet of trains are being made. The 8,500 square metre plant in St Margrethen, built only two years ago, is one of the most state-of-the-art train manufacturing facilities in Europe.…
Pop 19-21 logo
Nexus launches a new Pop card for 19 to 21-year-olds
A new Pop card has been launched to give more young people discounted travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has introduced a Pay As You Go product for 19 to 21-year-olds, providing them with 30% off every journey they make. The Pop19-21 card is…
Northumberland Park Metro station
Second Northumberland Line station gets approved
The second new station for the Northumberland Line has been given the go-ahead – less than a week since the first.  North Tyneside Council have granted planning permission for a station at Northumberland Park – which will be built alongside the current Metro station near Backworth.  It follows the…
Pop blue card
Young people travelling smarter with Metro
Young people have made more than 1.2 million Tyne and Wear Metro journeys with a smartcard that gives them trips for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus in 2018 to make Metro travel more affordable for young people aged 16-18. Over 16,000 young people have taken out Pop blue cards since the ticket…
The new Metro seats with grey covers in fabric that feature the Metro M logo
Watch: A sneak peek at the seats on the new Metro train fleet
The first samples of the seats that are to be installed in the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet have arrived in the region. These include the linear-style seats and the extra tip seats that will feature on board all of the new Metro carriages, complete with the seat coverings which incorporate…
Inage what the new Metro train will look like with yellow livery
Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway
Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of a £362m programme which will transform the journey experience for Metro…
Nexus employees working on overhead lines
Get your career on track at our open day
Anyone interested in finding out about the wide variety of job opportunities in our track, building and facilities, signalling and capital delivery teams is invited to a careers open day in Newcastle city centre on Tuesday 14 September. There’ll be the chance to meet team members to get some vital…
Dancers from Society of Strays pictured performing 'Cycle'
Metro to welcome more live dance performances on the network
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to welcome more live dance performances on to the network as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. Society of Strays is presenting their new outdoor work, Cycle, and have recruited a community cast to participate. It is the second live dance event…
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