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The Roodle snowdog sculpture at Whitley Bay Metro station
Metro features on a new Snowdogs public art trail
A Metro station is featuring on a magical Snowman and the Snowdog public art trail in North Tyneside. Whitley Bay Metro station is home to a new, life-sized Snowdog sculpture. Roodle, which was designed by Wild in Art, was inspired by the goldendoodle crossbreed. The trail will see 20 life-sized…
The first Metrocar 4001
Special award for Metro and the man who helped to create it
The Tyne and Wear Metro and the man who masterminded its creation have scooped a special public transport industry award. The Global Light Rail Awards last night recognised the overwhelming success of the Metro system as it celebrates its 40th anniversary year, along with the work of the pioneering…
Photo of Metro workers in the city centre tunnel between Monument and Haymarket
A night shift with Metro’s orange army of maintenance workers
Keeping the Metro system in tip top condition is all in a night’s work for the Nexus maintenance teams. A typical night shift will include scores of vital jobs across the 77km network, all while the rest of us are fast asleep. One such task is the maintenance of Metro’s iconic city centre tunnels,…
The Shields Ferry
Shields Ferry halted in the evenings due to low passenger numbers
Shields Ferry services are to be halted in the evenings due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on passenger numbers. The last crossing from North Shields will be at 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays, starting from Monday, 16 November. Ferry passenger numbers have been significantly reduced…
A Metro train
Metro fares review is put on hold until April 2021
A decision on Metro fares in 2021 has been put on hold to allow for further talks with the Government over a Recovery Plan for the network. The annual fare review has been deferred so that Metro operator, Nexus, has more time to develop and agree a Recovery Plan with the Department for Transport,…
A Metro cube
Metro cube appears in London to celebrate the designer Margaret Calvert
An iconic station cube from the Tyne and Wear Metro is on display at the Design Museum in London to celebrate the pioneering graphic designer Margaret Calvert – the woman who created the Metro network’s famous yellow logo. Calvert, a designer who did much to shape the visual identity of modern…
A Metro train
Metro secures further Government support as Covid-19 restrictions continue
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured further financial support from the Government to sustain its essential services through to March while Covid-19 restrictions continue across North East England. The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £8.5m for Metro, which will last to January 18, and a…
A Nexus travel shop
Nexus announces six Travelshops will not re-open
Nexus today announced plans to permanently close its remaining six Travelshops in Tyne and Wear, which have been shut since the start of lockdown in March. The public transport body said the shops were no longer needed as all the services they provided are available online, at ticket machines, or…
Junior blue card
New contactless and cash-free Metro travel for Under 16s
An easy new cash-free way for Under 16s to pay for Metro travel has been launched by Nexus. A new smart card, called Junior blue, can be bought and topped up online, meaning passengers don’t need to think about carrying cash or using ticket machines. The Junior blue smartcard will work like other…
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