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Track works start on Northumberland line
Track renewal underway on Northumberland Line
Another milestone on the Northumberland Line rail project has been reached after the first sections of track were replaced. Network Rail have completed work to renew a section of track in Newsham in preparation for the pioneering project to reopen - the first physical piece of work on the project…
Nexus and Wallsend Chamber members at the map
New map highlights Wallsend attractions
An empty display board at Wallsend Metro Station has been given a new lease of life by Nexus and Wallsend Chamber of Commerce. The unit now displays a detailed map of Wallsend town centre, highlighting attractions and amenities, walking distances and points of interest. Segedunum Roman Fort and…
The BALTIC Open Submission works on display at Byker Metro station in east Newcastle
Artwork from BALTIC arrives at Byker Metro station
Byker Metro station - which has become renowned as a space for public art - is playing host to an eye-catching montage of work from BALTIC. Byker is the latest location on the Metro network to feature artwork from BALTIC’s Open Submission exhibit. A montage of reproductions from Open Submission are…
Operators announce Network One on Pop card with a giant Pop card at Gateshead Interchange
Network One tickets can now be purchased on a Pop card
Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry - can now be purchased on a Pop card. This means that people can use one smartcard for All Zone multi-modal travel across the region regardless of which operators they are travelling with. And a new All Zone Plus ticket has…
A Metro train
Metro gets a further £1.66m in covid support from the Government
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured a further tranche of financial support from the Government of up to £1.66m to sustain its services through to 19 July while it continues to recover from the impact of lockdown The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the latest round of emergency covid…
Picture shows, left to right: Simon Tate (Elmtronics), Paul Davison (Northumbrian Water), Councillor John McElroy (Gateshead Council)
New electric vehicle charging points for Heworth interchange
Four new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now active in the car park of a busy Tyneside transport hub, thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The charge points have been installed by EV charger experts Elmtronics in the long stay car park at Heworth Interchange in Gateshesd. This…
Author Colin Alexander with his book about Metro
Writer inspired by late father to pen book on story of Metro
A local author has written a new book celebrating 40 years of the Tyne and Wear Metro, after being inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project. Colin Alexander, a published writer from North Tyneside, was motivated by the memory of his dad, Jack Alexander, a rolling stock…
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