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Take the kids for free on Metro at weekends
Tyne and Wear Metro travel for families became cheaper from today, Thursday 2 January. The new offer will allow up to three children aged 11 and under to travel for free on Metro at weekends when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Click here to find out more. Nexus, the public body which owns and…
Tracks laid at the depot site in Howdon
Temporary Metro depot takes shape in North Tyneside
A new temporary Metro train depot in North Tyneside is starting to take shape, with the first new tracks put in place. The former landfill site in Howdon has had ballast, rails and sleepers put into place, along with drainage and site access works. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the…
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Industrial action on Metro is called off
Industrial action on the Tyne and Wear Metro by the RMT Union, including a planned strike on 6 and 7 January, has been called off following fresh talks.   Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, met with RMT representatives yesterday following informal contact between the two parties…
North Shields Ferry landing
Shields Ferry to resume services on Saturday 21 December
The Shields Ferry is to resume services on Saturday, December 21, following the successful completion of essential repairs. Structural damage on the North Shields ferry landing has been rectified following a six week closure. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Shields Ferry, will re-…
Steven Shiel
Nexus appoints a new Head of Maintenance Delivery
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Head of Maintenance Delivery to oversee track, signals and overhead lines. Steven Shiel, who is currently the Head of Rail and Civil Engineering at the Newcastle College Rail Academy, will be responsible for…
Martin Kearney
Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, who is swapping Australia for North East England to take on the job. Martin Kearney, who runs transport services in the cities of Sydney and Auckland, will direct all of the day-to-…
Metro's Elmer sculpure, Henna
Elmer's Great North Parade raises £182,000 for St Oswald's
The stars of the North East’s biggest free public art trail have raised £182,000 for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. Metro was the headline partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade, which was based on the much-loved children’s book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. For 11 weeks the 50 large and…
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Nexus astonished as Metro drivers reject 15% pay rise
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today declared it is astonished that Metro drivers in the RMT and ASLEF unions have opted to reject a 15% pay rise. Nexus has made an unprecedented offer to its drivers of a 15% increase in salary over two years on top of…
Metro apprentices at the Rail Academy with the Metrocar pantograph
Metro apprentices put their skills to the test
Apprentices at the Tyne and Wear Metro have chalked up fresh success in a complex engineering challenge. Second year apprentices have refurbished a disused electrical component from a Metro train, ensuring that it can be re-used to support other trainees at the Newcastle College Rail Academy. The…
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