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Nexus takes part in Industry Week at the Newcastle College Rail Academy
Engineers from the Tyne and Wear Metro have given up their time to help students who want a career in the railway industry. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, joined other rail industry bodies for a series of practical training sessions at Newcastle College’s Rail and Civil…
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Watch: Update on Metro's temporary depot project in North Tyneside
The site of a new temporary Metro train depot in North Tyneside is being readied for construction work. The former landfill site in Howdon is undergoing intensive earth works to get it ready for the new depot building and Metro tracks. Excavators are being used to level the site and a reclaim…
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Nexus expands its Metro driver training programme
The Tyne and Wear Metro has doubled the number of Metro drivers it can train in a year - the biggest expansion of its driver training programme in its 40 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has increased the annual Metro driver intake from 24 to 48 trainees, a move…
Rail Academy students with the Metro wall display
Iconic Metro photos inspire the rail engineers of the future
Iconic images of the Tyne and Wear Metro are inspiring railway engineers of the future at a North East college. A montage of stunning archive photographs, showcasing Metro’s proud history, and its exciting future, have gone on permanent display at Newcastle College’s Rail and Civil Engineering…
A Metro train on the QEII bridge
Metro timetable changes will deliver more frequent services at peak times
The Metro timetable is changing from Sunday 13 October to provide more frequent services during peak travel periods. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is making the timetable change to deliver more trains at the times when passengers say they need them the most…
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Metro supports national week of action to reduce knife crime
Northumbria Police have teamed up with Nexus to help make the city’s transport hubs safer as part of a national week of action geared at reducing knife crime. Neighbourhood policing teams carried out searches using knife wands and an archway metal detector at North Shields and Whitley Bay Metro…
South Shields ld Metro station viewed from Keppel Street
Work starts on the demolition of South Shields Metro station
Work has started on the demolition of South Shields’ old Metro station, which closed earlier this year. The station, on King Street, was shut permanently on 8 July to make way for the town’s new £21m transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun works that…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
Museum and Nexus staff with the South Shields station sign in front of South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia is donated to South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia has been donated to a local museum following the permanent closure of a station. Iconic items, including signage, and one of the famous yellow Metro station ‘cubes’, have been given to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery to keep for posterity following the closure of the town’s…
Sunderland Connect partners and residents with the new 702 service
New bus for Sunderland's National Glass Centre
Sunderland's National Glass Centre and neighbouring residential areas are to be served by a new regular bus service from Monday 16 September 2019. The new 702 service is being introduced by the Connect 700 Partnership. It comes after lobbying by the local community for better bus links to serve the…
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