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Major line closure on Metro for 14 days in February
A major programme of modernisation work will close the Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead for two consecutive weeks next month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, needs to replace essential overhead power lines as part of a £30m…
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Metro fares review offers savings for workers and hard pressed families
Metro fares are set to continue offering savings for workers and hard-pressed families affected by the covid-19 crisis, amid an overall price rise in line with the cost of living. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, is facing the biggest financial challenge in its 40-year history…
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Changes to bus timetables during the latest lockdown
People using local buses in North East England are being advised to check with operators before travel as some services will be running to a reduced frequency during the current lockdown. All bus routes in the region will continue to run, but frequencies will be stepped down where demand is very…
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Metro drivers get first look at new trains through virtual reality
Metro drivers are getting a first glimpse of their new trains through virtual reality. VR headsets, provided by the Swiss train builder, Stadler, offers an immersive experience that allows drivers to see inside the new cab before it has even been built. The computer-generated images deliver a…
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Heworth transport interchange is fitted with a defibrillator
A busy public transport hub in Gateshead has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. Heworth interchange has had the defibrillator installed thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The device, known as a defib, is there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators…
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Temporary Metro Depot becomes operational in North Tyneside
A new temporary depot which has been built to welcome the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet has officially become operational. The Howdon site in North Tyneside will be used to on-track the new Metro trains from 2022, and for maintenance of the current rolling stock while the main…
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Metro features in a new online exhibition at Discovery Museum
The Tyne and Wear Metro has been featured in new online exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum in association with Google Arts and Culture. Colourful Discoveries encourages people to explore Discovery Museum’s diverse collections through a kaleidoscopic lens, from Victorian silk fans to…
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Nexus announces fundraising mission for Feeding Families
Nexus has announced Feeding Families as their chosen charity, as voted for by their employees. The tie up with the charity will include regular food donations and fundraising activities throughout the year, starting this week.  On Friday 11 December at Gateshead Interchange and Monday 21 December…
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