Steve McCoy with the new coffee shop at Heworth
Former Metro worker sets up new coffee shop at Heworth Interchange
A Tyne and Wear Metro worker has swapped a career in the railway industry to start his own business in a former Nexus travel shop. Steve McCoy, who was a Metro maintenance worker for ten years, has set up a coffee shop what was the disused travel kiosk at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead. He aims…
Satekeholders with the new look Sunderland Connect 700 bus
Flagship Sunderland bus link gets a makeover
A flagship Sunderland bus route that links the city’s main visitor attractions is to get new buses and a new colour scheme that celebrates the city’s heritage. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, has three new low emission buses - with the iconic Wearmouth Bridge on the side as part of a new look…
A Pop Pay As You Go Card
Metro sees a record number of journeys with a Pay As You Go Pop Card
Metro travel with Pay As You Go Pop cards reached a record 1.5 million journeys in 2018, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says the flexibility and convenience of paying for Metro travel on the Pay As You Go option is proving increasingly…
Nexus female engineers Morgan Saville and Sam Davenport
Nexus campaigns to get more women into transport careers
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is championing the campaign to encourage more women to work in the transport industry. Figures show that women remain under represented in the transport sector, accounting for only 20 percent* of workers. At a launch…
A Metro train
Metro's Twitter team now with you 24 hours a day
The Tyne and Wear Metro has increased the times that its official Twitter page is staffed, with 24 hour cover during the working week. Metro’s verified Twitter account, @My_Metro, which has 120,000 followers, is being staffed 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday, and from the beginning until the…
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Nexus scoops an award for improving the health of its workforce
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped an award for a campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of its workforce. Nexus has secured a Silver award as part of the Better Health at Work Awards scheme which recognises the efforts of employers in the North…
A Metro cube
Customers wanted to appear in a Metro documentary for ITV
The producers of a new TV documentary series to be filmed in the North-East in 2019 want to hear from people who have extraordinary stories to tell of their lives on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Metropolis (working title) will follow the stories of the staff, the passengers and the communities whose…
Pop Blue card
More than a 250,000 journeys are made using a Pop blue smart card
Young people have made more than a quarter of a million journeys with a smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, one year ago in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young…
New interchange site
New time-lapse video captures work on £21m transport interchange
New time-lapse video has captured the latest construction work on the £21m transport interchange in South Shields. The video shows the build from early demolition through to the present. Initially it shows foundations and the ground floor slab being cast followed by the steel structure being…
Ian Rossiter
Long serving Metro driver retires after 40 years of service
One of the first people to drive a train on the Tyne and Wear Metro has retired after 40 years of dedicated service. Ian Rossiter, 60, of High Heaton in Newcastle, was among the first ever batch of drivers to get behind the controls of the iconic Metro trains when they were brand new in the summer…