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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Stadler moves its management team into place at the Metro Depot
The Swiss train builder Stadler has moved its new management team into place as it gets ready to deliver the £362m Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet and new depot on behalf of Nexus.  Stadler will oversee the transition to the £70m depot over the next four years, and the delivery of Metro’s state-of-…
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Celebrating women in engineering
International Women in Engineering Day (23 June 2020) is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. The day celebrates the outstanding achievements of women…
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Special train livery marks 40 years of Metro
Nexus has unveiled a special new train livery to mark the 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro. Metrocar 4001, one of the original prototypes in use since Metro opened to the public in 1980, will bear the unique external livery throughout the summer, ahead of Metro’s 40th birthday on Tuesday…
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Food bank collections set up on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Collection points for local food banks are being set up on the Tyne and Wear Metro system during the coronavirus pandemic.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is running the collection to help families who are struggling to make ends meet amid the crisis. Passengers can make…
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Pupils showcase artwork at new Metro depot in North Tyneside
School kids have got the chance to showcase their artwork at the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot in North Tyneside. Year Six pupils from Percy Main Primary School came up with a series of safety posters which have been put on display on a large banner at the gates of the new temporary train…
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Firm appointed to build Metro's £70m new train depot
Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new depot for the for Tyne and Wear Metro. The Swiss train builder has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build Metro’s new fleet depot at Gosforth in Newcastle. The £70m facility will accommodate the new state-of-the-art trains for the…
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Passengers are largely following the new face coverings rule, say Nexus
Passengers have largely been following the new rule and wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro, operator Nexus has confirmed. The Government has made face coverings compulsory on all modes of public transport from today, Monday June 15, in the interests of public health. The new rule for…
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Nexus offers £1,000 reward after cable theft hits Metro services
Nexus is offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the thieves who attempted to steal cables from the Metro system. It caused Metro service disruption between St James and North Shields for most of Friday June 12.  The thefts occurred between Byker an Chillingham Road Metro…
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