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Face masks available from vending machines on the Metro system
Face masks are on sale from vending machines on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has made them available to help customers get access to a face covering on the go. People are still advised to use their own home-made face coverings, where possible…
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Food bank collection point is set up at South Shields transport interchange
A collection point for a local food bank has been set up at South Shields transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is running the collection all this week to help families who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The collection point is located at…
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Yob is jailed for attacking Metro staff and police
A man has been jailed for assaulting a Metro employee and a policeman while they were on duty. Anthony Minett, 31, of Kenton in Newcastle, was given a 16-week sentence when he appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault and assault…
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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Stadler moves its management team into place at the Metro Depot
The Swiss train builder Stadler has moved its new management team into place as it gets ready to deliver the £362m Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet and new depot on behalf of Nexus.  Stadler will oversee the transition to the £70m depot over the next four years, and the delivery of Metro’s state-of-…
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Celebrating women in engineering
International Women in Engineering Day (23 June 2020) is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. The day celebrates the outstanding achievements of women…
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Special train livery marks 40 years of Metro
Nexus has unveiled a special new train livery to mark the 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro. Metrocar 4001, one of the original prototypes in use since Metro opened to the public in 1980, will bear the unique external livery throughout the summer, ahead of Metro’s 40th birthday on Tuesday…
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Food bank collections set up on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Collection points for local food banks are being set up on the Tyne and Wear Metro system during the coronavirus pandemic.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is running the collection to help families who are struggling to make ends meet amid the crisis. Passengers can make…
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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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