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Meccano model of new Metro
Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The miniature masterpiece was built by expert model maker John Herdman from Whickham in Gateshead. John, 70, spent three months assembling the 2.5 metre replica in Meccano – the iconic…
A Metro cube
Tyne and Wear Metro gets a new £4.2m CCTV system
A new generation of advanced CCTV has been installed on Metro as part of a £4.2m revamp of security cameras on the network. The new cameras – 740 in total – have gone in at all 60 stations on the Metro system. They offer state-of-the-art picture quality which make it easier to pinpoint…
Depot works at Gosforth site
First phase of depot demolition work is completed
The first phase of demolition work has been completed at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot, paving the way for foundations of the new £70m train maintenance facility to start going in. The 100 year-old depot, at Gosforth in Newcastle, is being pulled down to make way for a state-of-the-art maintenance…
The knitted Metro train on display at Tynemouth station
Knitters use their wool power to mark Metro’s 40th year
A community group has joined forces in lockdown to knit a special birthday tribute to the Tyne and Wear Metro.  The knitters, from North Tyneside, took up their needles and wool to create a colourful 12ft Metro carriage, piece by piece - celebrating the network’s 40th anniversary. More than 30…
Spirit of the Tyne
The Shields Ferry returns to a full timetable as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry is to return to a full timetable following the latest stage in the Government’s easing of lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, will restore services after 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from Sunday, April 18. The last crossing of…
Baltic Open Submission at Bede Metro station
Artists display their work on Metro as part of a new exhibition at BALTIC
A series of eye-catching artworks have gone on display on the Tyne and Wear Metro, showcasing a new exhibition at BALTIC which is set to open in May when lockdown measures ease. In an exciting partnership with Metro operator, Nexus, work by 13 different artists are on display at Metro Station…
A Metro train in Sunderland
ITV documentary about Metro is to be screened again on national television
An ITV documentary which takes a look at everyday life on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be screened again on national television. Metro: A Rail Life Story is a four-part documentary series which gives a unique insight into day to day operations on the Metro system as it gears up to celebrate its…
Police on Metro
Extra police patrols on Metro as part of Operation Coastwatch
Extra police patrols are taking place on Metro during the busy spring and summer season, where beaches and beauty spots are likely to attract more visitors as lockdown measures start to ease.  Operation Coastwatch – an annual initiative that creates a holistic approach to tackling disorder and anti…
A Metro train
Covid: Metro will return to a full timetable from Sunday 11 April
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to restore a full timetable, with more trains providing more frequent services for customers following the completion of driver training that was held up by lockdown.  Nexus, the public body which own and manages Metro, confirmed the new timetable will start from Sunday…
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