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  • Promo staff with a giant Pop card

    Pop Pay As You Go cards are made FREE to obtain

    23 May 2017
    The Pop Pay As You Go card is now free to obtain for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and bus routes across North East England. Using a Pop Pay As You Go smart card saves passengers money on every trip they make on Metro, and the card can also be used to buy tickets on all local buses in North...
  • David Gibson

    Tynemouth station celebrates the north east's first music hall star

    18 May 2017
    Tynemouth Metro station is hosting a fascinating exhibition about the North East’s first ever music hall star Ned Corvan. Supported by the Friends of Tynemouth Museum and Nexus, the exhibition has been created to publicise the forthcoming North East tour of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, which is a full...
  • Metro and TfL staff at Central station Metro concourse

    Metro hosts a visit from Transport for London

    12 May 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has hosted a knowledge sharing day with London Underground staff to boost customer care and share railway industry best practice. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, welcomed a group of 18 frontline staff, including a team who work at the busy Tower Hill...
  • Staff showcase baby on board badges at South Gosforth

    Metro launches a Baby on Board badge scheme

    8 May 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has launched its own Baby on Board badges to help pregnant women get a seat when they need it. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has introduced the scheme to make travel on Metro that little bit easier for expectant mums. The badges are designed to overcome the...
  • TV's George Clarke on the Ferry

    TV star George Clarke takes a Shields Ferry trip

    5 May 2017
    Channel 4’s restoration man George Clarke has taken a trip on the Shields Ferry. TV star George, a renowned architect who hails from Sunderland, took a break from filming his hit show, Amazing Spaces, to take a tour on board the Spirit of the Tyne on Thursday May 4. The trip was specially arranged...
  • Extra Metro services for NUFC's final home game

    4 May 2017
    Extra Metro services will be operating for Newcastle United’s final home game of the season on Sunday, May 7. Four additional trains will be in service after the game with Barnsley, which kicks off at Noon, in order to cope with the added demand. The extra trains will supplement the usual Sunday...
  • Metro cleaners on a train

    Metro gets extra cleaners on board its trains

    20 April 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is putting more cleaners on board its trains. This forms part of the plans to improve Metro services for its 38 million customers, following the end of the Metro operating contract with DB Regio. Nexus resumed the direct...
  • Grandparents and kid on a Metro

    Public transport information for the Easter weekend

    11 April 2017
    Public transport information for the Easter weekend Metro: Metro services will be in operation across the Easter weekend. On Good Friday, 14 April, and Easter Monday, 17 April, Sunday timetables will be in place on the Metro system. Easter Saturday, 15 April, and Easter Sunday, 16 April, the usual...
  • Metro mascot waving

    Metro teams up with local attractions for the Easter holidays

    6 April 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during the Easter holidays, and is offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region. A host of popular North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during...
  • Metro on QEII Bridge

    Nexus resumes direct operation of Metro services

    1 April 2017
    Nexus has resumed direct operation of services on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Operator DB Regio, which had run services on behalf of Nexus since April 2010, came to the end of its operating contract at 2am on Saturday 1 April. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to...