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BBC Newcastle presenters Alfie Joey and Anna Foster on board the Shields Ferry Spirit of the Tyne with Ferry Skipper Chris McGuinness
BBC presenters learn how to drive the Shields Ferry
BBC presenters Alfie Joey and Anna Foster have been put through their paces driving the Shields Ferry. Alfie and Anna, who host BBC Radio Newcastle’s breakfast show, got the chance to take the controls for an impromptu lesson under the close supervision of the crew. They piloted Spirit of the Tyne…
Pupils with their Elmer art work on board a Metro train
Pupils' Elmer the Elephant designs are displayed on Metro
School kids are showcasing their art work for thousands of passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro to celebrate this summer’s art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice. Sixteen winning Elmer designs have been chosen from schools across the region and they are to be displayed on…
Spades in the ground at the new depot site in Howdon
Work starts on a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the construction of a temporary train depot in North Tyneside – which is to be used for the delivery of a new Metro train fleet. The temporary depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site in Howdon…
South Shields Metro station
South Shields Metro station closes to make way for new transport interchange
A station on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be permanently closed for the first time in the network’s 39 year history. South Shields Metro station, opened in 1984, closes on Monday, 8 July, to make way for the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange. The station on King Street, featured in a song…
Golfd card holder on a Metro train
Metro Gold Card rules are relaxed during July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays from today, Monday 1 July. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw…
Artists impression of a new Metro train
Three firms vying to build the new Metro train fleet are announced
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced the three firms that remain in the running to design, build and maintain its new train fleet. The three firms will be invited to make best and final offers this summer after Nexus completed its evaluation of…
South Shields new interchange
Metro line closure needed to complete £21m transport interchange
The Metro line between South Shields and Chichester is to close for four weeks to allow for the completion of the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange, which is due to open on Sunday 4 August. South Shields town centre will have an entirely new Metro terminus when the new interchange opens its…
Metro staff with Spice Girls masks on at Stadium of Light Metro station
Record Metro passenger numbers for Spice Girls concert at Stadium of Light
The Tyne and Wear Metro carried a record number of passengers for a concert at the Stadium of Light when the Spice Girls performed there on June 6. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, says there was an extra 16,000 passenger journeys on the night, generating record revenue from…
Elmer the Elephant on South Shields Ferry landing
Elmer the Elephant delights passengers on the Shields Ferry
The Shields Ferry has had a splash of colour thanks to a visit from Elmer the Elephant. A giant sculpture of the much-loved children’s book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant took a trip on board the cross-Tyne ferry service from South Shields, giving passengers and crew the chance to see him…
Photo of staff working on Metro overhead power lines
New video showcases £20m project to replace Metro's overhead lines
A new video has been produced showcasing a £20m project to replace miles of overhead power lines on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is renewing Metro’s overhead lines as part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme. A total of 106…
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