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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness
Nexus welcomes successful Safer Streets funding bid
Nexus has welcomed Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness’s successful bid for Safer Streets funding from the Government.  The PCC has promised to improve transport and park safety with an £800,000 investment in CCTV, Metro safety volunteers, increased lighting and a new reporting…
Apprentices at Nexus Learning Centre
Apprentices get their career on track
Ten new apprentices have started their careers with Nexus.    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has taken on the new trainees following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier this year. The latest recruits, aged from 16-20, will be training in a variety of roles, including…
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Info on changes to bus services 333 & 335 in North Tyneside
From Wednesday 13th October we will be making some route and timetable changes to services 333 & 335.  Service 333: New route and stopping arrangements in North Shields Town Centre From the Ferry Landing/Fish Quay buses will now return to Bedford Street and will then continue towards Tynemouth…
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Tyne and Wear Metro wins global customer service prize
Tyne and Wear Metro employees are celebrating winning an international award for their response to the pandemic, and efforts to welcome back customers as restrictions ease. Metro was named winner of the Best Customer Initiative at the prestigious Global Light Rail Awards in London, up against tram…
Alice Mullen and Degna Stone at Longbenton Metro Station
Nexus celebrates National Poetry Day with competition
Budding poets, young and old, are invited to submit their poems to a unique competition, with the chance of their work being displayed for thousands to read on a Tyne and Wear Metro station. The competition, organised by Nexus, opens today, National Poetry Day, and closes on 7 November. There are…
Shields Ferry
A cleaner, greener Shields Ferry for the future
Nexus are working with Newcastle University on a project to reduce the carbon emissions of the Shields Ferry. The project, called CLEANFERRY, has received financial backing from the Department of Transport (DfT). Over £23m has been allocated to 55 initiatives to reduce emissions from the maritime…
Metro trains on the line between Pelaw and South Shields
Community leaders get behind the Metro Flow project
Community leaders have welcomed a £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
The Stadler plant in Switzerland with a liner up of trains
A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made
A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new fleet of trains are being made. The 8,500 square metre plant in St Margrethen, built only two years ago, is one of the most state-of-the-art train manufacturing facilities in Europe.…
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Nexus launches a new Pop card for 19 to 21-year-olds
A new Pop card has been launched to give more young people discounted travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has introduced a Pay As You Go product for 19 to 21-year-olds, providing them with 30% off every journey they make. The Pop19-21 card is…
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