What the new South Shields interchange will look like
Time lapse video captures South Shields' new transport interchange works
Construction of the new transport interchange in South Shields has been captured in fascinating footage. Time lapse video shows the first six months of the build, which forms the second phase of the £100 million 365 town centre regeneration masterplan. The recording begins when work started on site…
Forces personnel at the Metro Depot
Free Metro travel for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Sunday
The Tyne and Wear Metro is offering free travel to armed forces personnel, cadets and veterans on Remembrance Sunday, which falls this year on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On Sunday 11 November Metro will offer complimentary travel across its entire network to service…
Metro trajns in the South Gosforth Metro Depot
Metro fleets gets an extra £900,000 for maintenance
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing an extra £900,000 in the maintenance of Metro’s ageing fleet of trains. Investment will be targeted at preventing power faults, a train cab refurbishment programme and for extra staff at the Metro depot. The aim is…
Edd Scott from Nexus at Haymarket Metro station
Edd's top of the class for health and safety
A Nexus employee has been named as one of the best in the UK for studies on occupational health and safety. Edd Scott was among UK’s top performer in the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in the 2017/18 academic year. It is the third time in four years that a Northumbria University…
St Wilfrid's pupils with their artwork at Gateshead Stadium Metro station
Pupils showcase their artwork on Metro
Local history is the inspiration behind a colourful new art project at a Tyneside Metro station. Year Three and Year Four Pupils from St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School in Gateshead have created a series drawings depicting the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead in 1854 The artwork has been turned…
Project leaders inside the new building
The roof is on at South Shields' new interchange
A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new £21m bus and Metro interchange in the centre of South Shields. The roof of the new transport interchange has now been installed. The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The…
A Metro train
Half a million passengers use Metro for big summer events
More than half a million people used the Tyne and Wear Metro to reach major events in North East England this summer – including sell-out stadium concerts by Ed Sheeran, the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland and the Great Exhibition of the North. Nexus, the public body which runs Metro, estimates…
Ferry crew with Guide Dog Snowdog sculpture at the ferry landing waiting room in Siouth Shields
Snowdogs go back on public display
The Great North Snowdog sculptures have made a triumphant return to Tyneside’s public transport system. Two of the Snowdogs from the 2016 trail – Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event which raised £260,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice – have gone on public display on the Metro…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Metro's new train fleet is a shot in the arm for local businesses
More than 150 businesses attended an event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland to find out how they can be part of the supply chain to deliver a contract worth £500m that will see a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro designed, built and maintained. Organised by the North East Growth…