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Hundreds have their say so far on Northumberland rail scheme
There's still time for people to have their say in a major consultation on the reintroduction of a rail passenger service in Northumberland.  The council’s been delighted with the response so far, with over 500 people taking the time to give their views on detailed plans for the Northumberland Line…
A Metro train at East Boldon level crossing
Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
Ferry fitters with the new engine at South Shields landing
The Shields Ferry gets a new engine from Norway
The Shields Ferry has had a new engine fitted on one of its two vessels. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, bought the refurbished power unit from a supplier in Norway. The Spirit of the Tyne has got the new diesel motor as part of a £400,000 investment programme…
The Go North East electric buses
The region's first electric buses are launched in Newcastle and Gateshead
The region’s first fully electric buses which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge have entered service in Newcastle Gateshead.  Bus operator, Go North East, has unveiled nine high-tech zero-emission buses as part of a £3.7million joint-funded project. Voltra is being…
New Metro trains, artists image of
Stadler pledges to work in partnership with Newcastle University
The Swiss company which is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has announced a new collaboration with Newcastle University to promote shared learning and innovation.  Stadler has committed to collaborating with Newcastle University on a variety of projects, underscoring its commitment…
A passenger opens a ticket gate with a smart phone
Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Metro customers can now use a smartphone to pay for their travel and open ticket gates on the network, in a unique partnership between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which runs the system. Nexus is working with Google Pay and other tech partners on a project, it says, will transform how…
Bus at Park Lane, pic taken pre-Covid era
Region-wide consultation launches on multi-billion strategy for transport 
A public consultation has launched to secure feedback on the region’s first Transport Plan - an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the North East up to 2035.  The North East Transport Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transformative projects, an…
Burying the Metro 40th anniversary time capsule at the Gosforth Depot
Time capsule buried as part of Metro’s 40th anniversary
A time capsule has been buried as part of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Local school children helped to pick out a range of Metro memorabilia to preserve for future generations. The time capsule was buried at the Gosforth Metro fleet depot in Newcastle ahead of its £70m…
Staff with the new Metero train in the new Howdon depot
First test trains arrive at new temporary Metro depot ahead of its opening
A new temporary Metro Depot in North Tyneside has welcomed its first train ahead of it becoming fully operational at the end of the month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has successfully operated a test train into the new maintenance workshop, which is located at Howdon. The…
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