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Metro chaplain Michael Bushby
Metro chaplain Michael Bushby retires after 30 years of service
A long-serving Metro driver who became a qualified chaplain and devoted himself to providing pastoral care to his colleagues has retired after more than three decades of service. Michael Bushby, who has been driving Metro trains since 1990, became a chaplain in 2008 and has spent the years since…
Tyne and Wear Metro on QEII Bridge
Extra Metro trains and wristband tickets for the Great North Run
Extra Metro trains will be in operation for the Great North Run on Sunday 12 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy special wristband tickets in advance. The Great North Run is the busiest Sunday of the year for Tyne and Wear Metro…
The Shields Ferry
Ferry crew praised after saving a man who fell into the Tyne
The Shields Ferry crew have been praised for their quick thinking after they rescued a man who fell into the Tyne. Crew members Nathan Williamson, David Purvis and Stephen Patterson performed the rescue after spotting the man in the water about 50 metres off the South landing. They used a device…
The Northumberland line
Major contract awarded for Northumberland line project
The contractor to build six new stations on the Northumberland Line has been confirmed.      The County Council is working with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Northern Trains Ltd on the ambitious programme to reintroduce regular passenger trains between Ashington and Newcastle by…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Martijn Gilbert from Go North East and Cllr Martin Gannon at Gateshead Inbterchange with the branded bus
Join the Big Bus Conversation – the chance to have your say
Regional transport leaders have launched the Big Bus Conversation – a new region-wide campaign to gather feedback ahead of a bid to access a national £3bn funding pot with the aim of persuading people to switch sustainably to the bus.  Following the publication of the government’s ‘Bus Back Better…
Metro Development Director Neil Blagburn and Project Manager Tabitha Callaghan at the butterfly conservation site at Howdon Depot
Nexus creates a butterfly conservation project on Metro
A special conservation area has been created on the Tyne and Wear Metro network to protect a rare species of butterfly. The one-acre habitat at Howdon Metro depot in North Tyneside was established after the former landfill site was found to be home to an increasingly rare butterfly called a Dingy…
Anna Woodford, Pippa Little and Christy Ducker
Poetry on the platforms
A trip on Metro by a local poet has inspired a new display of thought-provoking verse on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station. Working in partnership with Royal Literary Fund Fellows at Newcastle and York Universities, Metro-operator Nexus is proud to support the display of four poems…
Southpaw Dance Company in rehearsal
Dance performances are set to wow Metro customers this summer
Professional dancers are set to wow customers on the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer with a series of set-piece performances at stations. The pop-up dance performances by the Newcastle-based Southpaw Dance Company mark the launch of Metro operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme.…
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