Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new 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, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
The art stop bus shelter at Fiddler's Green in North Shields
North Shields bus shelter is transformed by art work
Passengers can now enjoy some unique art while they wait for their bus as part of a welcome makeover of North Shields Fish Quay. The new bus shelter at Fiddler’s Green is billed as the latest gallery for professional artists and writers in North Tyneside. The North Shields Fish Quay Coastal…
The Metro video booth at Monument
Share your Metro memories in a pop-up video booth
The Tyne and Wear Metro is inviting people to share what Metro means to them this summer using a pop up video booth. The iconic North East railway has been part of people’s lives since 1980 and currently transports 100,000 passengers across Tyne and Wear every day. People choose Metro to transport…
The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
The bus stop on the hospital ward with nursing staff and Nexus staff
Bus stop with a difference for Gateshead hospital ward
Nexus has donated a bus stop to a specialist ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead which cares for patients with dementia. The bus stop, which looks just like the real thing, is designed to offer some familiar and friendly signs for people coming into a hospital environment. Vicky…
Tne Lego Metro model
Lego Metro train goes on display in Fenwick's toy department
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its past and looking to the future with the display of its Lego Metro train in one of the North East’s iconic retailers as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.  The finished 1:10 scale Lego model is on display in the toy department in the Fenwick…
Blackett Street, Newcastle
Weekend bus route changes in Newcastle city centre
Plans for a series of summer events in the heart of Newcastle city centre have been announced, resulting in the diversion of bus services on Blackett Street. The events are being held to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors along with…
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Nexus seeks public views on two of the bus routes that it funds
Nexus is carrying out a period of consultation on two of the bus routes that it funds. Public views are being sought on the 335 which currently operates up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime between Four Lane Ends and Cobalt. There is also consultation on service K3, which currently…