Digby the guide horse at a Metro station
Digby the guide horse takes a training trip on Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro has hosted a special training day for Britain’s first ever guide horse. Digby, the American miniature horse who can accompany blind people just like a guide dog, was on Metro to get him prepared for his new life with a partially sighted person in London. Metro was chosen to…
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Public transport information for the Easter weekend
Public transport for the Easter weekend, April 19 - 22. Tyne and Wear Metro: Due to track modernisation work there are no Metro services running over the Easter weekend, April 19-22, between Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/Brockley Whins. Replacement buses 900 and 901 will be running in the affected…
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Free travel for kids on the Shields Ferry on Easter Sunday
Families can get out and about this Easter with a free travel offer for kids on the Shields Ferry. On Easter Sunday, April 21, up to four children under 16 can travel for free on the cross-Tyne service when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket or pass. Nexus, the public body which owns and…
Christchurch C of E pupils on board the Shields Ferry
Young photographers put the Shields Ferry in the frame
The Shields Ferry has provided the backdrop for youngsters to put their photography skills in the frame. The iconic cross-Tyne service, which is operated by Nexus, has hosted a documentary photographic project which gave kids a chance to learn about taking the perfect picture. The project has been…
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Nexus to carry out track replacement work in Gateshead
Nexus, the public body which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track replacement work in Gateshead, which will mean some disruption to services over three weekends. The work will see 1.6 kilometres of line replaced between Gateshead Stadium and Felling as part of…
Nexus MD Tobyn Hughes with Northumbria PCC Vera Baird
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner visits Metro
The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird has toured the Tyne and Wear Metro to see how it is kept safe and secure for the customers who use the service. The visit comes as Nexus, which owns the Metro, announced plans to increase the number of customer service staff available on…
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Get on board with Metro's 'I need a seat' initiative
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging passengers to get on board with its 'I Need a Seat' initiative.  Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, initially launched the scheme in 2017 to make travelling on the Metro a little bit easier for people less able to stand.  The aim of the initiative is to promote…
A Metro train at Stadium of Light
Extra Metros for Sunderland fans heading to Wembley
Extra Metro services will be in operation on Sunday morning, 31 March, to help Sunderland supporters connect with mainline trains for their trip to Wembley Stadium for the Checkatrade Trophy final. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is running the additional…
Nexus Finance Director and Cllr Hobson with Beach Road Metro bridge in Tynemouth
Metro modernisation programme hits the £300m mark
A major programme of modernisation on the Tyne and Wear Metro has passed the £300m mark. The milestone in the Metro all change modernisation programme has been reached following the completion of two major Metro bridge replacement schemes in North Tyneside. Since 2010, Nexus, the public body which…