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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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North east bus stations made Covid-secure, with extra staff on duty
Newcastle’s busiest bus station is to become ‘boarding only’ for passengers as part of actions to make the city centre and its public transport covid secure. Haymarket Bus Station will, from Monday, 15 June, be reserved for passengers boarding buses, with numbers expected to grow in the weeks ahead…
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Metro cubes showcase support for the nation’s battle with coronavirus
Rainbow logos are being displayed on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic station cubes to show solidarity with the nation’s fight against coronavirus. The yellow and black cubes – a unique part of everyday life in North East England – depict the now familiar rainbow design, along with the all-…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport. What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey, except if they have an exemption for health reasons (see below for more information), and this is a condition of…
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Nexus finds a new way of working with young offenders during lockdown
Young offenders caught committing crimes on the Tyne and Wear Metro have a new method of paying their debt to society during lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has devised a special workbook so that restorative justice can carry on during the coronavirus pandemic, which…
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Metro trains are treated with a new anti-viral spray that kills coronavirus
The Tyne and Wear Metro is undergoing enhanced cleaning with a special disinfectant to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, giving confidence to customers who need to use the service as lockdown begins to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said it was using a new, longer-…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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