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Warning of dangers from trespassing at the Metro train depot
Metro bosses have warned graffiti vandals could be seriously hurt or killed after a man was arrested after fleeing from security guards at the system’s train depot. The man, who broke his ankle, was one of a gang who sprayed paint in the face of a worker who confronted them as they attempted to…
Sam and Gerry Beldon at Monument TravelShop with Andrew Lynch from Nexus
Former Nexus travel shop to become a real ale bar
A former Nexus Travel Shop at Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre is to become a mircopub. The shop, which was closed in 2015, will become Metro’s first city centre station to host a family-run micropub - thought to be the first underground pub in the country. The new bar will be called…
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Metro track replacement scheme is completed in Gateshead
A major programme of track modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro line that runs through Gateshead has been completed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has replaced 1.6km of track in the first phase of an £8m project south of the Tyne. The work forms part of the £350m…
Nexus MD Tobyn Hughes with Andrew Ball from Alzheimer's Society at the launch
Nexus announces £10,000 fundraising drive for Alzheimer's Society
Nexus, the public body which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced a £10,000 fundraising mission in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Every year the one thousand-strong Nexus workforce selects a charity to support and holds a series of fundraising events to raise money for that particular…
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Metro track replacement work in Gateshead nears completion
A major programme of Metro track replacement in Gateshead is nearing completion after two weekends of intensive works. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is replacing 1.6km of track in the first phase of an £8m project south of the Tyne. The work forms part of the £350m Metro all…
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…
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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