Nexus engineer shows youngsters Metro maintenance work
How we're inspiring the engineers of the future
Nexus staff have played their part in inspiring the next generation of engineers. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, joined exhibitors at the North East Exhibition for Future Engineers at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland. Nexus were among a host of companies to…
Performance poets at Monument Metro station
Metro marked National Poetry Day in a very different way
The Tyne and Wear Metro has celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of poetry performances across the transport system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, teamed up with the Poetry Book Society to host the event on Thursday October 4. There were pop-up poetry performances on…
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NECA shortlisted for share of £840m transport improvement fund
Ambitious North East Combined Authority (NECA) plans to help transform the region’s transport network and boost its economy have taken a step forward. NECA is one of ten authorities shortlisted for a share of the Government’s £840m Transforming Cities Fund, which if successful it hopes to use to…
Staff at Haymarket bus station with Ken Loach
Ken Loach shoots scenes for his new film at Haymarket bus station
Veteran filmmaker Ken Loach has shot scenes for his latest movie at Haymarket bus station in the centre of Newcastle. The 82 year-old director is currently on Tyneside shooting his new film, titled ‘Sorry We Missed You’, and a city centre bus station was chosen for some of the scenes. Filming at…
Artist impression of the new bus and Metro interchange in South Shields
South Shields Metro station closed for five weeks - Oct 1 to Nov 3
South Shields Metro station is closed for five weeks until early November as part of the £21m development of the town’s new bus and Metro interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has to carry out track and signalling upgrades so that Metro trains can serve…
A Metro train at Airport
Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport reach a record high
Metro journeys to Newcastle International Airport are at a record high, new statistics show. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said there were almost a million airport Metro journeys in a year. Nexus says that the upward growth trend is down to the airport offering a wider range…
South Shields Marine School students at the ferry landing with Spirit of the Tyne
Students from India get a taste of life on the Shields Ferry
Engineering students from India have been on a fact finding mission to the Shields Ferry. The students, who are enrolled at South Shields Marine School and begin their studies this week, got the chance to see how the iconic cross-Tyne service is operated. They are studying for HNDs in marine…
Nexus apprentices
New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist impression of a new Metro train
Five bidders invited to negotiate to build a new Metro fleet
Transport Executive Nexus today announced the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun detailed negotiations with all five, to be narrowed down to a single preferred…
Artist Jay Smith with her art work on the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry artwork raises awareness of plastics problem
A new photo artwork on the Shields Ferry brings home the topical issue of plastics in our oceans. Clean Up Isle Sea by photographer Jay Smith contrasts the stunning and beautiful seascapes of the  North East coast with the discarded plastics lurking just below the surface. The images she has…