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North East Mayor Kim McGuinness with local kids at the launch of the Kids Go Free offer on bus
Kids Go Free offer is rolled out on local bus services
A new offer Has been introduced which allows children to travel for free on local bus services during school holidays.  From Saturday, 20 July, bus operators across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham will offer free travel for up to three children aged 11 and under, when travelling with…
Nexus worker Alun Morley officiates the wedding of his friends in New York next to the Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan skyline in the background the
Nexus worker officiates at his best friend’s wedding in New York City
A Nexus employee has had a unique bite of the Big Apple, officiating his best friend’s wedding in New York.  Alun Morley, who works in our ICT Department, got the role of celebrant at the wedding ceremony of his pals Michael and Eleanor Elstob after they decided to tie the knot in the city…
Photo of the power control desk at the Tyne and Wear Metro's South Gosforth control room
Metro control room set to undergo an £8.8m renewal scheme
New technology which remotely monitors and controls key assets which are essential for the day-to-day operation of the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be installed in a £8.8m modernisation project.  Metro’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, known as SCADA, is to be replaced with new…
North East Mayor Kim McGuinness and her deputy Martin Gannon with Nexus MD Cathy Massarella at the Leamside Line
Plans to expand the Metro system move a step closer
Plans to bring the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington have moved a step closer. North East Mayor Kim McGuinness has announced over £8.6m of funding to kickstart the development of the project.  On a visit to the site of the disused Leamside Line the Mayor said that that the re-opening of the…
The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
Nexus proudly partners with GemArts’ Masala Festival 2024
We are once again proudly teaming up with Gem Arts for this year’s Masala Festival to bring a colourful and vibrant splash of South Asian culture to the region this summer.  The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will wow crowds near Monument and Haymarket Metro stations in Newcastle city centre on…
Andrea Font-Sanclimens, from Lumo, and Metro Customer Service Advisor Chris Jobson promoting the train operators’ support for Pride Pooches with a bit of help from Walter the dog.
Nexus and Lumo support the Pride Pooches event in South Tyneside
Metro customers are in for a ‘pawesome’ time as scores of dog owners take to the network for Pride celebrations in South Tyneside.  They will be the centre piece of the Pride Pooches event at West Park in Jarrow on Sunday, 14 July, and dogs can travel there free on Metro with a responsible…
The limited edition Pride Pop card
LGBTQIA+ themed Pop card celebrates Pride 2024
We've launched a limited-edition Metro Pop card featuring icons from the LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate Pride 2024 and champion inclusive travel for everyone. The dazzling design appears on the familiar Pop smartcard for this year’s Northern Pride Festival. They will be available at the event in…
Lost property
Metro lost property to go on sale
Nexus is selling all the lost property found on Tyne and Wear Metro, buses and the Shields Ferry over the last two years, to raise money for a local charity.  The sale will take place at Tynemouth Station Market on Sunday 30 June, from 9am-3pm Hundreds of items are up for sale, including: New…
Keith Watson with his new book 'Metroland' at Seaburn Metro station with a Metro train in the background
Metro inspires a new book about North East England
Metro has provided the backdrop for a new book about North East England.  Metroland, subtitled The people, places and history encountered via the Tyne & Wear Metro, is a piece of travel writing about parts of the region which can be reached on a Metro service.  Using the 60 stations…
The defibrillator in its case at West Monkseaton Metro station
Defibrillator installed at West Monkseaton Metro station
A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at West Monkseaton Metro station in North Tyneside.  The device, known as a defib, has been mounted inside the station concourse, next to the ticket machines, in a special protective case and is registered on the National Defibrillator Network – ‘…
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