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Feature: How the Tyne and Wear Metro was built
With the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its landmark 40th anniversary, here is a look back on a pioneering project that changed the face of transport in North East England.  Metro was a £280m project that transformed local public transport - and put Tyneside one step ahead of other northern…
Volunteers cleaning the riverbank next to South Shields ferry landing
Shields Ferry crew join riverbank clean up in South Tyneside
The Shields Ferry crew have joined forces with community volunteers for a riverside clean up event. The Riverside Project Group was set up by residents in January with the aim of helping to preserve and protect riverside areas in South Tyneside. And it kick-started its activity with a clean-up of…
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Community leaders hail Metro’s importance on its 40th anniversary
Community leaders have hailed the importance of the Tyne and Wear Metro on its 40th anniversary. Bosses at all five local authorities have praised the social and economic impact of Metro over four decades of operations, during which time the network has carried 1.5 billion passengers.  And they…
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Virtual depot tour released to mark Metro’s 40th anniversary
A new virtual tour of the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has been produced to mark its 40th anniversary. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the video tour after plans to hold a public open day were scrapped due to Coronavirus restrictions. The virtual tour, which is in the…
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The Tyne and Wear Metro celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, Tuesday 11 August. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the network was a regional icon which has become one of North East England’s most successful transport projects. Metro has carried 1.5 billion passengers…
Huw Lewis from Nexus and Chris Ogle from Venture Stream launch Station Master
Test your Metro knowledge on new game
As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Tyne and Wear Metro is today launching a new online game to test the knowledge of Metro users.   The easy-to-play game, called Station Master, features questions about Metro stations, nearby attractions, and some of the 40 year history. Players will…
The current North Shields Ferry landing
Plans for a new Shields Ferry landing secure Government support
Exciting plans to build a new £8.8m ferry landing at North Shields Fish Quay have moved a step closer after the Government announced that funding was being made available. The Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed yesterday that it was allocating £47m to the North East Local…
Staff at a food bank collection in North Shields
Metro collections bring in 300 kilos of food for local food banks
Generous Metro passengers have helped to collect more than 300 kilos of food for people in poverty.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran food bank collection points at Metro stations across Tyne and Wear. A total of 360kg of food and other toiletries was donated following…
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