a selection press cuttings from the campaign
Metro funding campaign honoured at national PR awards
The successful campaign to win funding for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains has been honoured at a national public relations industry award. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro, was shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the best public affairs category at the 2018 UK PR…
Great Exhibition of the North 2018
Special late Metro services for the Great Exhibition on Friday
The Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that it will be running extended services for the opening night of the Great Exhibition of the North on Friday June 22. In support of England’s biggest event in 2018 Metro will be extending services across the region to help passengers make their way home after…
Blackett Street, Newcastle
Weekend bus route changes in Newcastle city centre this summer
Plans for a series of summer events in the heart of Newcastle city centre have been announced, resulting in the diversion of bus services on Blackett Street. The events are being held to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors along with…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Nexus hosts market industry day for Metro train manufacturers
Train manufacturers from across the globe have been in the region today as the race hots up to design and build a new fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has hosted a market industry event at The Sage Gateshead to explain more about its exciting…
A Northern Rail train
Strike action on Northern Rail this week
Passengers who use Northern Rail services are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption as staff at the company hold strike action on Tuesday June 19, Thursday June 21 and Saturday June 23. Northern will be operating a reduced service on the day of the strike and expect services that do run …
A Metrocar
Nexus launches engagement process with new mobility providers
Nexus is launching an engagement process with new mobility providers aimed at expanding the reach of public and sustainable transport in North East England. It has announced a market engagement exercise that will take in companies and experts involved with flexible on-demand transport, aggregator…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Bidders invited to design and build a new Metro fleet
Train builders from around the world have been formally invited to qualify to bid for combined contracts to design, build and maintain a new fleet and depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, today officially started the process by issuing a Selection…
Police and Fire services at Central Station
Emergency services test their response to a terror attack on Metro
A training exercise to test the response of emergency services to a terrorist attack on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has been held in Newcastle. The exercise was held at the Central Station Metro Station in the early hours of Wednesday June 6 and was led by Northumbria Police. It was seven months…
Staff with Ed Sheeras masks on
Additional and late evening Metro services for Ed Sheeran fans
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional and late evening services for Ed Sheeran fans travelling to St James’ Park for the concerts this week. Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help concert goers as they make their way to and from Newcastle to see the multi-platinum singer-songwriter,…
A photo of a body worn CCTV camera
Nexus issues frontline staff with body cameras
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has issued frontline staff with body-worn CCTV cameras as part of an initiative to deter anti-social behaviour. The digital cameras, which clip into the lapel of a jacket, have been given to customer service advisors on duty…