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Artists impression of a new Metro train
Three firms vying to build the new Metro train fleet are announced
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced the three firms that remain in the running to design, build and maintain its new train fleet. The three firms will be invited to make best and final offers this summer after Nexus completed its evaluation of…
South Shields new interchange
Metro line closure needed to complete £21m transport interchange
The Metro line between South Shields and Chichester is to close for four weeks to allow for the completion of the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange, which is due to open on Sunday 4 August. South Shields town centre will have an entirely new Metro terminus when the new interchange opens its…
Metro staff with Spice Girls masks on at Stadium of Light Metro station
Record Metro passenger numbers for Spice Girls concert at Stadium of Light
The Tyne and Wear Metro carried a record number of passengers for a concert at the Stadium of Light when the Spice Girls performed there on June 6. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, says there was an extra 16,000 passenger journeys on the night, generating record revenue from…
Elmer the Elephant on South Shields Ferry landing
Elmer the Elephant delights passengers on the Shields Ferry
The Shields Ferry has had a splash of colour thanks to a visit from Elmer the Elephant. A giant sculpture of the much-loved children’s book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant took a trip on board the cross-Tyne ferry service from South Shields, giving passengers and crew the chance to see him…
Photo of staff working on Metro overhead power lines
New video showcases £20m project to replace Metro's overhead lines
A new video has been produced showcasing a £20m project to replace miles of overhead power lines on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is renewing Metro’s overhead lines as part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme. A total of 106…
A Year 4 pupil from Hadrian Road Primary School with the Elmer the Elephant sculpture
Elmer the Elephant gives school kids a chance to show art work on Metro
School kids are getting the chance to showcase their art work on board a Metro train to celebrate this summer’s art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, in support of St Oswald’s Hospice. Metro is proud to be the headline partner for the Parade, which will see giant sculptures of much-loved children’…
The Metro Depot
Warning of dangers from trespassing at the Metro train depot
Metro bosses have warned graffiti vandals could be seriously hurt or killed after a man was arrested after fleeing from security guards at the system’s train depot. The man, who broke his ankle, was one of a gang who sprayed paint in the face of a worker who confronted them as they attempted to…
Sam and Gerry Beldon at Monument TravelShop with Andrew Lynch from Nexus
Former Nexus travel shop to become a real ale bar
A former Nexus Travel Shop at Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre is to become a mircopub. The shop, which was closed in 2015, will become Metro’s first city centre station to host a family-run micropub - thought to be the first underground pub in the country. The new bar will be called…
Track works photo
Metro track replacement scheme is completed in Gateshead
A major programme of track modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro line that runs through Gateshead has been completed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has replaced 1.6km of track in the first phase of an £8m project south of the Tyne. The work forms part of the £350m…
Nexus MD Tobyn Hughes with Andrew Ball from Alzheimer's Society at the launch
Nexus announces £10,000 fundraising drive for Alzheimer's Society
Nexus, the public body which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced a £10,000 fundraising mission in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Every year the one thousand-strong Nexus workforce selects a charity to support and holds a series of fundraising events to raise money for that particular…
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