The Metro track tamping vehicle
Long serving Metro maintenance vehicle set for the Far East
A maintenance vehicle which has given 30 years of service to the Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit railway operators in the Far East. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has sold its giant track tamping machine following its three decades looking after 77kms of Metro track. It has…
The North East Smart Ticketing Logo
Competition launched to build a mobile app for bus and Metro travel
App developers are being challenged to help build the next generation of smart and digital ticketing for Bus and Metro in North East England. The North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) for which Nexus acts as programme manager and which has led the delivery of smart ticketing in the region,…
A photo of councillors with the art work
Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station
A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project…
Metro driver Janet Morrison at South Gosforth Metro station
Metro driver highly commended for preventing a fatality on the track
A Tyne and Wear Metro driver has received a top award for the high standards she sets and her professionalism during two emergencies. Janet Morrison was highly commended at the North of England Transport Awards in the frontline employee of the year category. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro,…
Santa and his helpers on the Shields Ferry
Santa takes a trip on the Shields Ferry
Scores of excited youngster got the chance to meet Santa on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry yesterday. The visit as part of a tie up with a local charity, and it has helped to benefit under privileged children in North East England. Santa and his elves boarded the Ferry at 3pm on Monday 11…
Photo of Metro security manager Paul Harris
Metro recruits a new security manager
The Tyne and Wear Metro has recruited a new security manager. Paul Harris, a former Sergeant in the Royal Military Police, will take up the new role created by Nexus to oversee security for the 38 million passengers who use Metro every year. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role, from his…
A Metro train
Extra Metro services to operate for the busy festive season
Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season, including late night services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres, nightspots and Christmas markets…
Cllr Iain Malcolm, Tobyn Hughes from Nexus and David Land from the LEP at the site where the new centre will be built
Nexus to build £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to build an £8.4m railway skills centre in South Shields town centre. The Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre will be a state-of-art, bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range of infrastructure and…
artist impression of new Metro train
Funding for a new Metro fleet: A message from Nexus
The Government has today announced funding for a new Metro train fleet, in the form of a commitment to provide £337 million made in the Chancellor’s budget speech. I don’t need to tell you how important this is for Metro, public transport in North East England and our whole economy. I would like to…