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A Metro train on the Sunderland line
National rail strike: Key information for Metro customers
Railway workers on the national rail network are going on a three-day strike over pay and jobs. The strikes, which Nexus employees are not part of, are due to take place on Tuesday June 21, Thursday June 23, and Saturday June 25.  Further dates may follow. How will the strike affect Metro? Tyne and…
Tactile paving on a Metro platform edge
Metro installs tactile paving on every station platform
The Tyne and Wear Metro has become England’s first rail network to have tactile paving on every platform edge, delivering a major accessibility upgrade for blind and partially sighted people.   Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has completed a year-long project to upgrade the 12…
Metro trains
Extra Metro services for the Elton John concert at the Stadium of Light
Extra Metro services will be running for the Elton John concert at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, 19 June.  Metro operator, Nexus, is expecting a busy evening and is providing extra trains before and after the event. Customers are advised to leave plenty of time to get to Sunderland before the…
New tracks at Gosforth depot site
Phase Two completed on £70m Metro depot rebuild
The second phase of work on the new £70m Gosforth Metro depot has been successfully completed. Three more new sections of line have been installed on the site so that the new Metro trains can serve the state-of-the-art facility. The new depot will be home to the new Metro train fleet, which is set…
A Metro train
Extra patrols on public transport networks over the bank holiday weekend
Extra patrols will be carried out in Newcastle and on transport networks over the bank holiday weekend to ensure communities celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee safely. Newcastle City Council, NE1, Northumbria Police and Nexus - who runs the Metro - are increasing patrols to make sure people…
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness
Have your say on making public transport safer for everyone
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness is launching a new survey to understand how journeys on public transport can be made safer for everyone. In order to steer improvements across the region, the Commissioner is inviting those who use our buses, as well as those who for whatever…
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