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Northumberland Park Metro station
Second Northumberland Line station gets approved
The second new station for the Northumberland Line has been given the go-ahead – less than a week since the first.  North Tyneside Council have granted planning permission for a station at Northumberland Park – which will be built alongside the current Metro station near Backworth.  It follows the…
Pop blue card
Young people travelling smarter with Metro
Young people have made more than 1.2 million Tyne and Wear Metro journeys with a smartcard that gives them trips for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus in 2018 to make Metro travel more affordable for young people aged 16-18. Over 16,000 young people have taken out Pop blue cards since the ticket…
The new Metro seats with grey covers in fabric that feature the Metro M logo
Watch: A sneak peek at the seats on the new Metro train fleet
The first samples of the seats that are to be installed in the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet have arrived in the region. These include the linear-style seats and the extra tip seats that will feature on board all of the new Metro carriages, complete with the seat coverings which incorporate…
Inage what the new Metro train will look like with yellow livery
Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway
Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of a £362m programme which will transform the journey experience for Metro…
Nexus employees working on overhead lines
Get your career on track at our open day
Anyone interested in finding out about the wide variety of job opportunities in our track, building and facilities, signalling and capital delivery teams is invited to a careers open day in Newcastle city centre on Tuesday 14 September. There’ll be the chance to meet team members to get some vital…
Dancers from Society of Strays pictured performing 'Cycle'
Metro to welcome more live dance performances on the network
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to welcome more live dance performances on to the network as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. Society of Strays is presenting their new outdoor work, Cycle, and have recruited a community cast to participate. It is the second live dance event…
Whitley Bay under 13 team sponsored by Stadler
Stadler sponsors Whitley Bay Football Club’s U13s team
The Swiss company which is building the new Metro train fleet has agreed a sponsorship deal with Whitley Bay Football Club. Stadler’s support will allow the Bay to set up a team for kids aged 13 and under, underlining the train builder’s commitment to the local community in North East England. Two…
TV presenter Michael Portillo with Ferry crew
Michael Portillo films on Metro and Shields Ferry for new TV series
TV presenter Michael Portillo has taken a trip on the Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry for his latest series of Great British Railway Journeys. Portillo, who has become renowned for his railway travel programmes on the BBC, took two journeys on the Metro and a Tyne crossing on the ferry…
Kids on the Metro
New regional partnership supports family days out on Metro
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Tyne and Wear Metro are working in partnership to promote great value days out for families this summer. Metro, is sponsoring Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ ‘Ways to Play’ summer events across its nine museums and galleries. Ways to Play…
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