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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…
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…
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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…
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