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Great North runners on the Tyne Bridge
Extra Metro services for the Great North Run
Extra Metro services will be in operation for this year’s Great North Run on Sunday 10 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. The additional Metro services will be running until early evening, when the timetable…
A musician on the Shields Ferry
Shields Ferry hosts popular local music festival
Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by musicians on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. An array of amazing musicians will be on board the ferry on Saturday August 26, 12pm-6pm, giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised again this year by a…
Staff and conytractors with the new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road
Metro's new £5m bridge is installed at Killingworth Road
The new £5m Killingworth Road Metro bridge has been installed in one of the biggest engineering projects in Metro’s history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is replacing the bridge which serves one of Metro’s busiest routes that connects Newcastle and North…
Photo of Metro Great North Run wristbands
Metro's Great North Run wristbands go on sale
Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. Click here to buy one. They can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines…
Metro Staff at Monument learn about CPR
CPR awareness event at Monument Metro station
Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with the North East Ambulance (NEAS) Service and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to offer life-saving CPR awareness sessions for members of the public. The drop-in sessions will take place at Monument Metro station in Newcastle all this week  - Monday August 21…
The completed Lego Metro model
Iconic Lego Metro train is completed and on display
The completed Lego model of a Metro train is now on display at The Word building in South Shields. Scores of youngsters on their school summer holidays played their part in creating the stunning scale model of an iconic Metro train. As well as the children and families who helped build the 22,000-…
The new defibrillator at Monument
Metro's two busiest stations are fitted with defibrillators
Two of the busiest stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system have been fitted with life-saving defibrillators. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has funded the installation of defibrillators at Haymarket and Monument Metro stations in the centre of Newcastle. The devices, known…
Line closure image of replacement bus
Phase two of Metro's Major Line Closure gets underway
The second phase of the 34 day Major Line Closure on the Tyne and Wear Metro system got underway on Saturday 12 August. Most passengers will not be affected, but if you travel between South Gosforth and Shiremoor as part of your journey this page contains all you need to know. The closure area will…
Philip Meikle
Nexus appoints a new senior director
Nexus, the public transport body for Tyne and Wear, has appointed a Transport Strategy Director. Philip Meikle, 39, has joined Nexus from Cross Country Trains and brings more than 20 years’ experience in the rail industry and with the Department for Transport (DfT). Philip, of Whitley Bay, will…
Kevin Ball at Stadium of Light Metro station
Stadium of Light Metro station earns its stripes
Stadium of Light Metro station has been revamped to celebrate 20 years of the nearby football ground and recognise the station’s importance for the growing leisure and conference market. The station is decked out in red and white stripes and the historic Sunderland AFC crest in time for the start…
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