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Picture shows, left to right: Simon Tate (Elmtronics), Paul Davison (Northumbrian Water), Councillor John McElroy (Gateshead Council)
New electric vehicle charging points for Heworth interchange
Four new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now active in the car park of a busy Tyneside transport hub, thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The charge points have been installed by EV charger experts Elmtronics in the long stay car park at Heworth Interchange in Gateshesd. This…
Author Colin Alexander with his book about Metro
Writer inspired by late father to pen book on story of Metro
A local author has written a new book celebrating 40 years of the Tyne and Wear Metro, after being inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project. Colin Alexander, a published writer from North Tyneside, was motivated by the memory of his dad, Jack Alexander, a rolling stock…
New art at Gateshead Interchange - from Baltic
Gateshead Interchange gets new art work from BALTIC
New artwork showcasing an exhibition at BALTIC has gone on display at Gateshead transport interchange. And it is just the ticket for the many bus and Metro passengers who use the facility every day as lockdown eases, brightening up walls that were previously blank with thought provoking pieces of…
Famous Faces at Monument Metro station
New film celebrates 40 years of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new film has been produced to celebrate the proud history of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the 18-minute feature to give people a virtual tour of some of the most iconic exhibits on the network. The film, which was…
New Metro Ops Director John Alexander next to a Metro train in South Gosforth Metro station
Metro’s new Operations Director brings 30 years of experience to the role
The Tyne and Wear Metro has appointed a new operations director, who brings three decades of railway industry experience to the role. John Alexander has taken over the responsibility for managing day to day services on the Metro network following a successful recruitment process. Nexus, the public…
A Metro cube
Covid: New Government travel advice comes into effect
New guidelines for public transport users have come into effect as part of the latest stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to minimise travel ended from today, Monday 17 May. Passengers are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines…
The Shields Ferry
Watch: Shields Ferry ready to welcome passengers back safely
The Shields Ferry is covid- secure and ready to welcome customers back as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.  The Government’s instruction to minimise travel will end from Monday, 17 May. People are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines when making a journey.  A…
Martin Kearney from Nexus and Rob Harwood from Buckingham Group sign the contract for Metro Flow
Contractor appointed to carry out £100m track dualling scheme on Metro
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, cut journey times and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has moved a step closer after a construction contractor was officially appointed. Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has won a £55m tender for the construction…
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