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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…
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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…
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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…
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Metro fares for 2019 include a price freeze for Pay As You Go customers
Metro fares in 2019 include a freeze in the cost of travel with a Pop Pay As You Go smartcard, while single, day, and season tickets will see a modest increase. The new fares came into effect from today, Wednesday 2 January. The cost of the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard has been frozen, offering…
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Students showcase their art work at Tynemouth station
Art students at a North East college have found the perfect platform on which to display their talents. Works by 25 learners at Tyne Metropolitan College (TyneMet) are being seen by thousands of commuters – at Tynemouth Metro station. An assortment of sculptures, paintings and other works have been…
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Important changes to Metro's Facebook page
If you’re looking for live updates on Metro or want to contact us on social media you need to follow us on Twitter @My_Metro, visit our website or download the official Metro App. We want you to get the best – changes to the way Facebook delivers posts to your timeline means it’s no longer a…
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Later evening Metro services on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
The Tyne and Wear Metro is providing later evening services for customers on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. While many other train operators services end early evening, Metros services will still be operating to help families and friends as they descend on the region’s restaurants, bars and…
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Metro to star in a new ITV documentary series
A new series for ITV will feature life on the Tyne and Wear Metro – the first time in-depth access has been granted in the Metro’s near 40 year history. The four-part series is the first commission for Leeds based producer Wise Owl Films, a Lime Pictures company that launched this year.   From the…
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Metro joins campaign to promote customer safety on Metro platforms
The Tyne and Wear Metro has joined a national campaign to promote customer safety on station platforms as the system gets busy for Christmas. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is supporting the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s (RSSB) Respect the Edge campaign – which encourages…
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Extra Metro services will be operating in the run up to Christmas
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season. Metro will be making extra trains from 14 December available to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres, restaurants, bars and Christmas events. Additional…
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