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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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Get on board with Metro's 'I need a seat' initiative
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging passengers to get on board with its 'I Need a Seat' initiative.  Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, initially launched the scheme in 2017 to make travelling on the Metro a little bit easier for people less able to stand.  The aim of the initiative is to promote…
A Metro train at Stadium of Light
Extra Metros for Sunderland fans heading to Wembley
Extra Metro services will be in operation on Sunday morning, 31 March, to help Sunderland supporters connect with mainline trains for their trip to Wembley Stadium for the Checkatrade Trophy final. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is running the additional…
Nexus Finance Director and Cllr Hobson with Beach Road Metro bridge in Tynemouth
Metro modernisation programme hits the £300m mark
A major programme of modernisation on the Tyne and Wear Metro has passed the £300m mark. The milestone in the Metro all change modernisation programme has been reached following the completion of two major Metro bridge replacement schemes in North Tyneside. Since 2010, Nexus, the public body which…
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Metro is proudly supporting Elmer’s Great North Parade
Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic cube has been transformed into a bright patchwork design to celebrate this summer’s art trail Elmer’s Great North Parade, delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice. Metro is proud to be headline partner for the Parade, which will see giant sculptures of much-loved children’s…
The Big One - Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks
Going to see Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks at The Big One at St James Park?
On Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 5:30pm Newcastle Falcons will play host to Sale Sharks at St James Park. What’s the best way to get to “The Big One” at St James’ Park in Newcastle? We have frequent trains running before and after the rugby match that will get you right to the stadium.   Trains won’t…
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£10m to upgrade transport systems in North East England
Improvements to cycleways and bus routes are set to appear across the North East thanks to £10million of funding announced during the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. Over half of the funding will provide improvements for cyclists, with new route connections in Newcastle and Sunderland, as well as…
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National award for counter terrorism exercise on Metro
A counter terrorism training exercise that took place on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has won a national award. Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were recognised at the Counter Terror Awards for the emergency exercise, which…
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Air quality consultation gets underway
The local councils of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Gateshead have launched a consultation on proposals to tackle the problem of air pollution caused by road vehicles. This includes suggestions around charging both private cars and commercial vehicles. This is an important consultation that affects…
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Important information about Metro works in North Tyneside - March 11
Metro services will not be running between North Shields and Monkseaton on Monday March 11 due to the replacement of Beach Road Metro bridge in Tynemouth. At the weekend, Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March, there will be no services running between Wallsend and Monkseaton due to the bridge works…
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