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Famous Faces at Monument Metro station
New film celebrates 40 years of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new film has been produced to celebrate the proud history of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the 18-minute feature to give people a virtual tour of some of the most iconic exhibits on the network. The film, which was…
New Metro Ops Director John Alexander next to a Metro train in South Gosforth Metro station
Metro’s new Operations Director brings 30 years of experience to the role
The Tyne and Wear Metro has appointed a new operations director, who brings three decades of railway industry experience to the role. John Alexander has taken over the responsibility for managing day to day services on the Metro network following a successful recruitment process. Nexus, the public…
A Metro cube
Covid: New Government travel advice comes into effect
New guidelines for public transport users have come into effect as part of the latest stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to minimise travel ended from today, Monday 17 May. Passengers are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines…
The Shields Ferry
Watch: Shields Ferry ready to welcome passengers back safely
The Shields Ferry is covid- secure and ready to welcome customers back as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.  The Government’s instruction to minimise travel will end from Monday, 17 May. People are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines when making a journey.  A…
Martin Kearney from Nexus and Rob Harwood from Buckingham Group sign the contract for Metro Flow
Contractor appointed to carry out £100m track dualling scheme on Metro
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, cut journey times and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has moved a step closer after a construction contractor was officially appointed. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has won a £55m tender for the construction…
Meccano model of new Metro
Model maker recreates Metro’s new trains with Meccano
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains have been recreated in Meccano thanks to one man’s labour of love. The miniature masterpiece was built by expert model maker John Herdman from Whickham in Gateshead. John, 70, spent three months assembling the 2.5 metre replica in Meccano – the iconic…
A Metro cube
Tyne and Wear Metro gets a new £4.2m CCTV system
A new generation of advanced CCTV has been installed on Metro as part of a £4.2m revamp of security cameras on the network. The new cameras – 740 in total – have gone in at all 60 stations on the Metro system. They offer state-of-the-art picture quality which make it easier to pinpoint…
Depot works at Gosforth site
First phase of depot demolition work is completed
The first phase of demolition work has been completed at the Tyne and Wear Metro depot, paving the way for foundations of the new £70m train maintenance facility to start going in. The 100 year-old depot, at Gosforth in Newcastle, is being pulled down to make way for a state-of-the-art maintenance…
The knitted Metro train on display at Tynemouth station
Knitters use their wool power to mark Metro’s 40th year
A community group has joined forces in lockdown to knit a special birthday tribute to the Tyne and Wear Metro.  The knitters, from North Tyneside, took up their needles and wool to create a colourful 12ft Metro carriage, piece by piece - celebrating the network’s 40th anniversary. More than 30…
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