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  • Nexus managers hand over a big cheque at St Oswald's

    Nexus staff raise over £5,000 for St Oswald's Hospice

    13 October 2017
    Nexus staff have raised more than £5,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. A series of fundraising events – including a sale of unclaimed Metro lost property - were held by Nexus employees after the organisation adopted St Oswald’s as its chosen charity for the year. Nexus, the public body...
  • A Metro train

    Five Metro stations are to undergo modernisation work

    2 October 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out modernisation work at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The £300,000 scheme will see Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and...
  • Samuel and Lego architect Steve Mayes

    Winning Metro design is brought to life in Lego

    25 September 2017
    A talented youngster has beaten off strong competition from scores of hopefuls to see his futuristic Metrocar design brought to life using Lego. Eight year-old Samuel Kinsey, of South Shields, based his Metro design on the theme of the Lambton Worm. To tie-in with the hugely popular #BrickMetro...
  • A Metro ticket machine

    Metro ticket machines accept new ten pound notes

    25 September 2017
    Metro ticket machines are ready to accept the new plastic ten pound note. All 225 ticket machines on the Metro system have been given a software upgrade so that they will accept the new-look polymer banknotes, which entered circulation on Thursday 14 September. Nexus, the public body which owns and...
  • Generic image of a Metro train at Haymarket station

    North East bid to be national testbed for 5G trial based round Metro

    22 September 2017
    Plans to position the North East as a key focus for the UK’s 5G revolution have been unveiled and will form the basis of a proposal to locate a national testbed here in the region. The North East Combined Authority (NECA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Nexus, the Digital...
  • Metro is nominated for five top industry awards

    13 September 2017
    Snowdogs and the Great North Run have helped Tyne and Wear Metro reach the shortlist in no less than five categories at this year’s North of England Transport Awards.  Metro, which carries about 40 million passengers a year, is recognised for the quality of its customer service, marketing and the...
  • Artists image of new transport hub main entrance

    All systems go for new transport hub in South Shields

    8 September 2017
    Plans for a new Metro and bus interchange in the centre of South Shields are on schedule to start in the spring of 2018. And a new series of artist’s impressions show what the new bus and Metro concourses will look like when they are completed. The development, which forms part of a £100m town...
  • Artists image of future Metro train

    Business leaders back Metro fleet bid

    6 September 2017
    Business organisations in North East England have come together to urge the Government to fund a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small Businesses have joined forces behind a campaign to...
  • Ferry queue on Great North Run day

    Extra Shields Ferry services for the Great North Run

    4 September 2017
    The Shields Ferry will have both of its vessels operating in tandem for Sunday’s Great North Run, with 10,000 passengers expected to use the river crossing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, needs to have both ferries in use due to the huge volume of people who...
  • A Metro train

    Metro services resume between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

    3 September 2017
    Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day Major Line Closure. The first trains operated through the affected area as planned from the start of timetabled Metro services this morning, Sunday 3 September. The re-opening comes after a 34 day major line closure...