Metro's 40th: Passengers are invited to share their memories of the Metro

Cast of Byker Grove at Byker Metro station in 1991
13 October 2020

To continue their 40th anniversary celebrations the Tyne and Wear Metro is asking passengers to share some of their best Metro memories. 

People are being asked to send in photographs and stories which will be shared on a new website called Metro Memories,

Nexus, who own and manage Tyne and Wear Metro, have looked through their extensive photograph archive and have added some key memories to the site already. They include some famous passengers, Royal visits, local events, and of iconic images of the construction of the Metro network in the late 1970s.

Since its launch in August 1980, Metro has been part of everyday life for millions of people, providing transport to work and education, sports fixtures and leisure trips, as well as taking thousands of people to major events in the region over the years.

Metro employees have also been asked to share their memories too, either of memorable days at work or their best personal memories of Metro.

Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “Metro has played a significant part in the lives of so many people, and we’d love to find out more about some of those memories.  

“It could be from a big event, on your way to your first night out on the town or your first day at work, a family trip to the coast – there’s so many fond memories and special moments from the last 40 years and we want to share as many as we can. 

“Metro has a very exciting future ahead of it but our 40th anniversary is a perfect time to look back and celebrate the impact we have had in Tyne and Wear, and on people’s lives.”

To submit your memories and photographs, and read others, go to


The story of Metro - iconic pictures

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