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Metro timetable reduced to reflect coronavirus spread
Metro services are operating to a reduced timetable as part of measures to reflect the spread of coronavirus. All additional peak hour services between Pelaw and Monkseaton or South Gosforth will be cancelled until further notice.  In addition there may be additional core train services cancelled…
Metro on QE2 bridge
Coronavirus: updated advice for Metro passengers
Metro passengers can continue to use the system with confidence if they need to travel during the current coronavirus outbreak, public operator Nexus said today. Extra cleaners have been taken on to make sure trains and stations are cleaned and disinfected constantly.   New cleaning regimes were…
Metro at east boldon
Our £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on Metro
The Government has agreed to fund a £100m scheme to increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside from September 2022, making it capable of…
New Chief Operating Officer Martin Kearney will Metro Depot workers
New Metro boss goes back to the floor at the Gosforth train depot
New Metro boss Martin Kearney has gone back to the floor to see the work that goes into looking after the 40 year-old train fleet. Kearney, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer at Nexus, spent four hours with the night shift teams at Metro’s Gosforth Depot in Newcastle. He saw the scale of…
Metro train on QE2 bridge
Coronavirus: advice for Metro passengers
Metro passengers can be confident in using the Metro system during the coronavirus outbreak, operator Nexus has confirmed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking its advice from Public Health England. At the moment there are no advised changes to Metro operations or in the…
Ferry crew with the new defibrillator
Shields Ferry is fitted with defibrillators
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service has been fitted with life-saving defibrillators. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, has funded the installation of defibrillators on both of its vessels - Pride of the Tyne and Spirit of the Tyne. The devices, known as defibs, are there…
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A million Metro journeys are made using Pop blue
Young people have made 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, to make Metro travel more affordable for young people. Over 11,000 young people aged 16 to 18…
Track works at Howdon
New tracks for temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
New rail lines are being installed for a temporary Metro fleet depot in North Tyneside, which is scheduled to open this summer. The former landfill site in Howdon has been undergoing extensive track installation works. A total of 12 of new lines, totalling 1.5km, have gone in over the last three…
Metro staff and police at South Shields Metro station
Metro staff join police for community engagement operations
Tyne and Wear Metro staff have teamed up with Northumbria Police for a community engagement exercise in South Tyneside. The high visibility operation, which involved patrols at Metro stations across the borough, was held to provide public reassurance on the transport system in the evening. Police…
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