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    North East bid to be national testbed for 5G trial based round Metro

    22 September 2017
    Plans to position the North East as a key focus for the UK’s 5G revolution have been unveiled and will form the basis of a proposal to locate a national testbed here in the region. The North East Combined Authority (NECA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Nexus, the Digital...
  • Metro is nominated for five top industry awards

    13 September 2017
    Snowdogs and the Great North Run have helped Tyne and Wear Metro reach the shortlist in no less than five categories at this year’s North of England Transport Awards.  Metro, which carries about 40 million passengers a year, is recognised for the quality of its customer service, marketing and the...
  • Artists image of new transport hub main entrance

    All systems go for new transport hub in South Shields

    8 September 2017
    Plans for a new Metro and bus interchange in the centre of South Shields are on schedule to start in the spring of 2018. And a new series of artist’s impressions show what the new bus and Metro concourses will look like when they are completed. The development, which forms part of a £100m town...
  • Artists image of future Metro train

    Business leaders back Metro fleet bid

    6 September 2017
    Business organisations in North East England have come together to urge the Government to fund a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small Businesses have joined forces behind a campaign to...
  • Ferry queue on Great North Run day

    Extra Shields Ferry services for the Great North Run

    4 September 2017
    The Shields Ferry will have both of its vessels operating in tandem for Sunday’s Great North Run, with 10,000 passengers expected to use the river crossing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, needs to have both ferries in use due to the huge volume of people who...
  • A Metro train

    Metro services resume between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

    3 September 2017
    Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day Major Line Closure. The first trains operated through the affected area as planned from the start of timetabled Metro services this morning, Sunday 3 September. The re-opening comes after a 34 day major line closure...
  • Great North runners on the Tyne Bridge

    Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

    31 August 2017
    Extra Metro services will be in operation for this year’s Great North Run on Sunday 10 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. The additional Metro services will be running until early evening, when the timetable...
  • A musician on the Shields Ferry

    Shields Ferry hosts popular local music festival

    25 August 2017
    Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by musicians on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. An array of amazing musicians will be on board the ferry on Saturday August 26, 12pm-6pm, giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised again this year by a...
  • Staff and conytractors with the new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road

    Metro's new £5m bridge is installed at Killingworth Road

    24 August 2017
    The new £5m Killingworth Road Metro bridge has been installed in one of the biggest engineering projects in Metro’s history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is replacing the bridge which serves one of Metro’s busiest routes that connects Newcastle and North...
  • Photo of Metro Great North Run wristbands

    Metro's Great North Run wristbands go on sale

    22 August 2017
    Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. Click here to buy one. They can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines...

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