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  • New Metro bridge

    Watch new video about £5m Metro bridge scheme

    20 October 2017
    A new corporate video has been produced to showcase the £5m replacement of Killingworth Road Metro Bridge. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, replaced the bridge over the summer in what was one of the biggest engineering tasks in Metro’s 37 year history. Click here to watch the...
  • Jesmond Metro station

    Two Metro stations make Britain's top 100

    17 October 2017
    Two Metro stations have been featured in a new book titled ‘Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations’. Tynemouth and Jesmond stations both appear in the book alongside a host of other iconic train stations across the UK. The book was written by the authoritative Simon Jenkins, a former chairman of the...
  • Peple on a Metro traon on a day out

    Metro teams up with local attractions for the October half term

    16 October 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during this October half term, offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region.  A host of North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during the...
  • Nexus managers hand over a big cheque at St Oswald's

    Nexus staff raise over £5,000 for St Oswald's Hospice

    13 October 2017
    Nexus staff have raised more than £5,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. A series of fundraising events – including a sale of unclaimed Metro lost property - were held by Nexus employees after the organisation adopted St Oswald’s as its chosen charity for the year. Nexus, the public body...
  • A Metro train

    Five Metro stations are to undergo modernisation work

    2 October 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out modernisation work at five stations on Metro’s airport line in Newcastle, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The £300,000 scheme will see Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and...
  • Samuel and Lego architect Steve Mayes

    Winning Metro design is brought to life in Lego

    25 September 2017
    A talented youngster has beaten off strong competition from scores of hopefuls to see his futuristic Metrocar design brought to life using Lego. Eight year-old Samuel Kinsey, of South Shields, based his Metro design on the theme of the Lambton Worm. To tie-in with the hugely popular #BrickMetro...
  • A Metro ticket machine

    Metro ticket machines accept new ten pound notes

    25 September 2017
    Metro ticket machines are ready to accept the new plastic ten pound note. All 225 ticket machines on the Metro system have been given a software upgrade so that they will accept the new-look polymer banknotes, which entered circulation on Thursday 14 September. Nexus, the public body which owns and...
  • Generic image of a Metro train at Haymarket station

    North East bid to be national testbed for 5G trial based round Metro

    22 September 2017
    Plans to position the North East as a key focus for the UK’s 5G revolution have been unveiled and will form the basis of a proposal to locate a national testbed here in the region. The North East Combined Authority (NECA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Nexus, the Digital...
  • Metro is nominated for five top industry awards

    13 September 2017
    Snowdogs and the Great North Run have helped Tyne and Wear Metro reach the shortlist in no less than five categories at this year’s North of England Transport Awards.  Metro, which carries about 40 million passengers a year, is recognised for the quality of its customer service, marketing and the...
  • Artists image of new transport hub main entrance

    All systems go for new transport hub in South Shields

    8 September 2017
    Plans for a new Metro and bus interchange in the centre of South Shields are on schedule to start in the spring of 2018. And a new series of artist’s impressions show what the new bus and Metro concourses will look like when they are completed. The development, which forms part of a £100m town...
  • Artists image of future Metro train

    Business leaders back Metro fleet bid

    6 September 2017
    Business organisations in North East England have come together to urge the Government to fund a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small Businesses have joined forces behind a campaign to...
  • Ferry queue on Great North Run day

    Extra Shields Ferry services for the Great North Run

    4 September 2017
    The Shields Ferry will have both of its vessels operating in tandem for Sunday’s Great North Run, with 10,000 passengers expected to use the river crossing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, needs to have both ferries in use due to the huge volume of people who...
  • A Metro train

    Metro services resume between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

    3 September 2017
    Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day Major Line Closure. The first trains operated through the affected area as planned from the start of timetabled Metro services this morning, Sunday 3 September. The re-opening comes after a 34 day major line closure...
  • Great North runners on the Tyne Bridge

    Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

    31 August 2017
    Extra Metro services will be in operation for this year’s Great North Run on Sunday 10 September - and runners and spectators are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. The additional Metro services will be running until early evening, when the timetable...
  • A musician on the Shields Ferry

    Shields Ferry hosts popular local music festival

    25 August 2017
    Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by musicians on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. An array of amazing musicians will be on board the ferry on Saturday August 26, 12pm-6pm, giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised again this year by a...
  • Staff and conytractors with the new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road

    Metro's new £5m bridge is installed at Killingworth Road

    24 August 2017
    The new £5m Killingworth Road Metro bridge has been installed in one of the biggest engineering projects in Metro’s history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is replacing the bridge which serves one of Metro’s busiest routes that connects Newcastle and North...
  • Photo of Metro Great North Run wristbands

    Metro's Great North Run wristbands go on sale

    22 August 2017
    Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. Click here to buy one. They can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines...
  • Metro Staff at Monument learn about CPR

    CPR awareness event at Monument Metro station

    21 August 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with the North East Ambulance (NEAS) Service and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to offer life-saving CPR awareness sessions for members of the public. The drop-in sessions will take place at Monument Metro station in Newcastle all this week  - Monday August 21...
  • The completed Lego Metro model

    Iconic Lego Metro train is completed and on display

    18 August 2017
    The completed Lego model of a Metro train is now on display at The Word building in South Shields. Scores of youngsters on their school summer holidays played their part in creating the stunning scale model of an iconic Metro train. As well as the children and families who helped build the 22,000-...
  • The new defibrillator at Monument

    Metro's two busiest stations are fitted with defibrillators

    15 August 2017
    Two of the busiest stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system have been fitted with life-saving defibrillators. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has funded the installation of defibrillators at Haymarket and Monument Metro stations in the centre of Newcastle. The devices, known...
  • Line closure image of replacement bus

    Phase two of Metro's Major Line Closure gets underway

    10 August 2017
    The second phase of the 34 day Major Line Closure on the Tyne and Wear Metro system got underway on Saturday 12 August. Most passengers will not be affected, but if you travel between South Gosforth and Shiremoor as part of your journey this page contains all you need to know. The closure area will...
  • Philip Meikle

    Nexus appoints a new senior director

    8 August 2017
    Nexus, the public transport body for Tyne and Wear, has appointed a Transport Strategy Director. Philip Meikle, 39, has joined Nexus from Cross Country Trains and brings more than 20 years’ experience in the rail industry and with the Department for Transport (DfT). Philip, of Whitley Bay, will...
  • Kevin Ball at Stadium of Light Metro station

    Stadium of Light Metro station earns its stripes

    2 August 2017
    Stadium of Light Metro station has been revamped to celebrate 20 years of the nearby football ground and recognise the station’s importance for the growing leisure and conference market. The station is decked out in red and white stripes and the historic Sunderland AFC crest in time for the start...
  • Workmen remove the Killingworeth Road bridge deck

    Metro bridge renewal scheme gets underway

    1 August 2017
    Nexus has started work on the replacement of the Killingworth Road Metro bridge in Newcastle. The bridge over Killingworth Road in Gosforth, which dates to the Victorian era, has been removed and a new steel bridge is being installed as part of a £5.5m scheme. Work to remove the wrought iron...
  • Image of track replacement works

    Metro Major Line Closure: July 31 - September 2

    26 July 2017
    Part of the Metro network is to close for 34 days this summer  for a £20m programme of modernisation work.  Most passengers will not be affected, but if you travel between South Gosforth and Shiremoor as part of your journey this page contains all you need to know. The Metro line will be closed...
  • Screen shot of new website

    Making your web journey easier

    26 July 2017
    We’ve updated this website to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for and to reflect the way you choose to connect with us today. More people want information on the go these days – connecting with nexus.org.uk from smart phones or tablets – so we’ve improved our website to make...
  • A Metro train

    Metro's iconic trains are to be recreated in LEGO

    18 July 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is to join the ranks of world famous landmarks which have been recreated using LEGO. A scale model of Metro’s iconic Metro trains, which date back to the early 1980s, is to be built this summer entirely from LEGO bricks, celebrating Metro’s proud history as it looks to the...
  • Red arrows and metro logo

    Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow

    17 July 2017
    Extra Metro services will be running for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey. The airshow, which takes place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July on the Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from across the...
  • The Disney Magic cruise ship

    Ferry trip to wave off the Disney Magic cruise ship

    17 July 2017
    The Shields Ferry is running a special river trip for people to watch the stunning Disney Magic cruise ship as she leaves the Tyne on Wednesday evening. The trip will take place this Wednesday, 19 July, and will depart from the South Shields ferry landing at 6pm. Tickets, which will be available on...
  • A Metro train

    Nexus statement: Metro train services in July 2017

    12 July 2017
    Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, said: "We have cancelled some peak hour Metro services in the last few days and that will continue in the coming weeks because we don't have enough trains available to meet the normal timetable. "Our passengers can still rely on a Metro train every 12 minutes...
  • Family on Ferry trip

    Shields Ferry cruises are back for summer 2017

    7 July 2017
    Shields Ferry river trips are coming back in August, offering a great variety of events for all tastes. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne ferry service, is running a range of cruises, including live music, fish and chip trips, historical commentaries and on-board entertainments for...
  • Metro train at Haymarket

    Metro takes on extra customer service staff for summer

    26 June 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is recruiting more staff to provide customer service on the system over the summer. Customer Service Advisors are being taken on as Metro looks to increase staffing on trains and at stations ahead of a busy summer of events and a 34 day Major Line Closure. A total of 32 new...
  • Grand paents and grand children on a Metro

    Metro Gold Card rules are relaxed for July and August

    22 June 2017
    Metro Gold Card holders will be able to enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays from Saturday, 1 July. John Fenwick, Director of Finance...
  • Former apprentice takes charge at Metro's fleet depot

    20 June 2017
    A former trainee has risen through the ranks to take charge of the Tyne and Wear Metro Depot in Newcastle. Paul Patrick, a former apprentice fitter who first joined Metro in 1995, is Metro’s new Head of Fleet Engineering – with the responsibility for looking after Metro’s fleet of 90 trains. Paul,...
  • A Metro train

    Keep cool and stay hydrated on Metro this summer

    15 June 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging customers to keep cool and stay hydrated when travelling on its trains this summer. Metro has released useful well-being advice to remind its customers to take good care of themselves when travelling on the system. Metro is the busiest urban light rail system...
  • Metro Director with NUFC Foundation staff at Four Lane Ends

    Health checks at Four Lane Ends Interchange

    7 June 2017
    Metro passengers will be offered on the spot health checks for people in their 40s as part of a pilot scheme by two North East councils. North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council are working together with Nexus to encourage more members of the public to have their health checked for free...
  • Children at Kingston Park Metro station with the new Metro adventure book

    Metro adventure book helps families get out and about

    2 June 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a brand new free adventure book to encourage families to get out and about and explore all the fantastic things that the region has to offer. By jumping on board a Metro children can turn adventurer and enjoy a fun day out with their families while finding new...
  • Grand paents and grand children on a Metro

    Metro teams up with local attractions this half term

    25 May 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during half term, offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region. A host of popular North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during the week, with...
  • North Shields Ferry landing

    Shields Ferry landings undergo structural repairs

    25 May 2017
    The Shields Ferry’s two landings on the River Tyne are undergoing important structural repair work. Both the South Shields and the North Shields ferry landings are getting parts of their steelwork replaced and repaired as part of a £300,000 maintenance project. Nexus, the public body which owns and...
  • Promo staff with a giant Pop card

    Pop Pay As You Go cards are made FREE to obtain

    23 May 2017
    The Pop Pay As You Go card is now free to obtain for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and bus routes across North East England. Using a Pop Pay As You Go smart card saves passengers money on every trip they make on Metro, and the card can also be used to buy tickets on all local buses in North...
  • David Gibson

    Tynemouth station celebrates the north east's first music hall star

    18 May 2017
    Tynemouth Metro station is hosting a fascinating exhibition about the North East’s first ever music hall star Ned Corvan. Supported by the Friends of Tynemouth Museum and Nexus, the exhibition has been created to publicise the forthcoming North East tour of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, which is a full...
  • Metro and TfL staff at Central station Metro concourse

    Metro hosts a visit from Transport for London

    12 May 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has hosted a knowledge sharing day with London Underground staff to boost customer care and share railway industry best practice. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, welcomed a group of 18 frontline staff, including a team who work at the busy Tower Hill...
  • Staff showcase baby on board badges at South Gosforth

    Metro launches a Baby on Board badge scheme

    8 May 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has launched its own Baby on Board badges to help pregnant women get a seat when they need it. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has introduced the scheme to make travel on Metro that little bit easier for expectant mums. The badges are designed to overcome the...
  • TV's George Clarke on the Ferry

    TV star George Clarke takes a Shields Ferry trip

    5 May 2017
    Channel 4’s restoration man George Clarke has taken a trip on the Shields Ferry. TV star George, a renowned architect who hails from Sunderland, took a break from filming his hit show, Amazing Spaces, to take a tour on board the Spirit of the Tyne on Thursday May 4. The trip was specially arranged...
  • Extra Metro services for NUFC's final home game

    4 May 2017
    Extra Metro services will be operating for Newcastle United’s final home game of the season on Sunday, May 7. Four additional trains will be in service after the game with Barnsley, which kicks off at Noon, in order to cope with the added demand. The extra trains will supplement the usual Sunday...
  • Metro cleaners on a train

    Metro gets extra cleaners on board its trains

    20 April 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is putting more cleaners on board its trains. This forms part of the plans to improve Metro services for its 38 million customers, following the end of the Metro operating contract with DB Regio. Nexus resumed the direct...
  • Grandparents and kid on a Metro

    Public transport information for the Easter weekend

    11 April 2017
    Public transport information for the Easter weekend Metro: Metro services will be in operation across the Easter weekend. On Good Friday, 14 April, and Easter Monday, 17 April, Sunday timetables will be in place on the Metro system. Easter Saturday, 15 April, and Easter Sunday, 16 April, the usual...
  • Metro mascot waving

    Metro teams up with local attractions for the Easter holidays

    6 April 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during the Easter holidays, and is offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region. A host of popular North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during...
  • Metro on QEII Bridge

    Nexus resumes direct operation of Metro services

    1 April 2017
    Nexus has resumed direct operation of services on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Operator DB Regio, which had run services on behalf of Nexus since April 2010, came to the end of its operating contract at 2am on Saturday 1 April. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to...
  • Lucy Frost with Pop card

    Lucy travels to new business heights with Go Smarter Ways into Work

    31 March 2017
    Young apprentice Lucy Frost is aiming high in business, thanks to a new initiative from Go Smarter Ways into Work. Lucy, 18, from Heaton in Newcastle, has been able to access a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at Barnado’s Palmersville Training, thanks to a partnership between...
  • Huw Lewis at a Metro station

    Nexus appoints a new Customer Services Director

    28 March 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Customer Services Director. Huw Lewis will take up his new role as a director on 1 April. Huw, 45, of Mickley in Northumberland, will be responsible for providing strategic vision and clear direction for the...
  • Chris Carson next to Metro cube at South Gosforth

    Nexus appoints a new Metro Services Director

    14 March 2017
    Nexus has appointed a new Metro Services Director with more than 20 years of experience in the UK railway industry. Chris Carson will lead the Metro workforce and oversee the operation of trains and stations within a wholly-owned Nexus subsidiary. He brings a wealth of experience to the role,...
  • £6m refurbishment of Metro's Newcastle Central Station completed

    13 March 2017
    The £6m revamp of Metro's Newcastle Central Station has been successfully completed, transforming a key regional gateway. The station, which is used by 5.3m people a year, has undergone a major redevelopment over the last 18 months, offering passengers a brighter, cleaner, and more modern Metro...
  • Spirit of the Tyne ferry on the water

    Spirit of the Tyne celebrates ten years of service

    1 March 2017
    The newer of the River Tyne’s two passenger ferries is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Spirit of the Tyne was officially named by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at South Shields Ferry landing on March 1, 2007. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry,...
  • Metro train on QEII bridge over the Tyne

    Watch a Metro ride captured on time lapse video

    15 February 2017
    A Metro time lapse video has brilliantly framed a daily journey through South Tyneside. The video was shot on by a member of Nexus staff using just an iPhone on the 8.6km stretch of line between Hebburn and South Shields. It captures what should be a 20 minute Metro ride. But speeded up via time...
  • Photo of track replacement

    Metro track replacement: St James - Chillingham Road

    8 February 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track modernisation in Newcastle. The project will involve the replacement of a 3.8km section of Metro line that runs east to west beneath Newcastle city centre. The tracks which traverse...
  • Drawing of Metro train

    Metro customers have their say on a new fleet of trains

    6 February 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have given a thumbs-up to London Underground-style linear seating when new trains are introduced to the system in the years ahead. More than 3,000 people took part in the biggest ever consultation exercise on Metro trains, organised by Nexus as it completes the...
  • ARP gen

    Nexus to invest £35m in modernisation work in 2017

    26 January 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2017. The work will involve major projects to renew and replace Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including track and overhead lines. It forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
  • Metro on bridge

    More trains when people need them in Metro timetable change

    16 January 2017
    The Metro timetable is changing on 5 February to provide more early morning trains and a better service at peak times. There will be new early morning weekday services from Sunderland, South Shields and North Tyneside stations, reflecting changing demand from Metro passengers. And changes at peak...
  • Photo of short story winners

    Budding authors showcase their work on Metro

    19 December 2016
    Talented Metro customers have drawn inspiration from their train journeys to pen winning short stories. Tyne and Wear Metro launched a competition earlier this year asking passengers to write a 250-word story based on the theme ‘Metro Morning’. Scores of people took on the literary challenge and...
  • Tunn rerails

    Metro's £3m tunnel re-railing project is completed

    15 December 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £3m programme to replace the tracks in the iconic tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of Newcastle. Four kilometres of track has been successfully replaced in the tunnels which run from...
  • Pride of the Tyne

    Shields Ferry fares to offer bigger savings in 2017

    8 December 2016
    Shields Ferry fares in 2017 are to offer bigger savings for customers with a Pop Pay As You Go smartcard, while most other tickets are coming down or are being frozen in price. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, is introducing a 20p saving on single Ferry tickets...
  • Metro stations are a new home for Amazon lockers

    28 November 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is home to a new set of Amazon lockers, giving passengers the chance to collect their online purchases when they pass through stations. Amazon Lockers have been installed at five key stations on the Metro system, including Monument in Newcastle city centre, Four Lane Ends...
  • Christmas and New Year public transport in Tyne and Wear

    28 November 2016
    Nexus has produced a handy guide to when public transport is operating in and around Tyne and Wear this Christmas and New Year. You can download our guide from this page. It provides a quick reference to when bus, Metro, Shields ferry and local rail services are operating, as well as opening hours...
  • Metro's airport extension celebrates its 25th year

    17 November 2016
    The Metro extension to Newcastle Airport has marked its 25th anniversary. The £12m scheme, opened on November 17, 1991, provides the fastest airport to city centre transfers in the country. Millions of holidaymakers and business travellers have benefited over the last quarter of a century. Managing...
  • Apprentices start a new career at the Metro train depot

    8 November 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has underlined its commitment to training and development by taking on five new apprentices at its train fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. Metro, which carries almost 40 million passengers a year, has recruited the apprentices from Newcastle College’s engineering...
  • Metro cycling trial is extended for six months

    7 November 2016
    Tyne and Wear Metro has extended its cycle trial allowing customers to travel with non-folding bikes for the first time. The limited trial was launched earlier this year to test how far it was possible to support onward travel for cyclists with non-folding bikes without having an impact on the...
  • Metro on QE2 bridge

    Most popular Metro tickets are frozen in price for 2017

    3 November 2016
    Metro fares will include bigger savings for customers travelling with Pop Pay As You Go smartcards in 2017, while other popular Metro tickets are to be frozen in price. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, will introduce a bigger 20p saving on single journeys and 30p saving on the...
  • New metro train

    The future of Metro and light rail services in North East England

    7 July 2016
    The North East Combined Authority’s vision for transport in the region includes ambitious plans to invest in Metro and explore how expansion of our region’s rail networks could be achieved. In the attached document we provide a broader policy context for part of that vision: the business cases for...
  • hospital staff and children with snow dog sculpture

    Metro's little Snowdog delights local children's ward

    28 October 2016
    Children being cared for at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington had a very special visitor – Nexus’ very own little Snowdog. The Northumbria is the first hospital in the North East to host ‘Gooch’, the only mobile snowdog on the Great North Snowdog trail – the region’s...
  • people at metro automatic ticket gate

    Tyneside children voice new Metro safety campaign

    27 October 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a new safety campaign with the help of two North East schoolchildren. Bill Quay Primary School pupils Anya and Eva Leng, who are six and nine respectively, are the voices of a series of new recorded Metro tannoy announcements reminding passengers to take care...
  • Two people with snow dog sculpture

    Metro's little Snowdog joins the trail in Sunderland

    19 October 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s very own little Snowdog has been on a whistle stop tour of some of the top sights and attractions in Sunderland. Nexus, who have named their little Snowdog ‘Gooch’, are principal sponsors of the Great North Snowdog trail – the region’s biggest ever public art event which...
  • snow dog sculpture

    New walking guide as Snowdog hunters flock to Metro

    19 October 2016
    Snowdog hunters are flocking to the Tyne and Wear Metro in their thousands as they scour North East England to complete their collection. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, says it has seen a significant increase in leisure travel and travel by families since the Great North Snowdog Trail began...
  • shields ferry and RNLI boat

    Shields Ferry hosts emergency training exercise

    13 October 2016
    A training exercise has been held on the River Tyne to practice a multi-agency response to a fire on board the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on Wednesday 12 October, was a chance for the emergency services and the Ferry crew to co-ordinate their response in the event of a major...
  • snow dog route map

    A dog's eye view of Metro's snowdog trail

    13 October 2016
    Metro-loving Miniature Schnauzer Gus has captured a dog’s eye view of the Great North Snowdog trail travelling by Metro and ferry. Two-and-a-half-year-old Gus took to the Tyne and Wear Metro network with his owner and a GoPro camera strapped to his back to visit some of the 61 Snowdog sculptures...
  • two nexus rail maintenance staff

    Metro's 'orange army' scoops a prestgious rail award

    12 October 2016
    The ‘orange army’ which keeps Tyne and Wear Metro on track through winter has been honoured at a prestigious industry award ceremony. Rail maintenance staff at Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, were named Team of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The prize recognises the efforts the...
  • New metro train

    Your chance to design the new Metrocars

    10 October 2016
    People of the North East are being asked to help design the next generation of Metrocars as part of an ambitious £1 billion bid to upgrade the trains, infrastructure and signalling over the next 20 years. Nexus, which owns Metro, is finalising a bid to the Department for Transport to help fund a...
  • group of engineering apprentices

    Apprentices secure permanent jobs at Nexus

    5 October 2016
    A group of engineering apprentices are celebrating this week after securing permanent jobs on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has rewarded ten recruits with full time engineering jobs after they all successfully completed their three years of...
  • people on a bus

    New checks on concessionary travel will prevent misuse of the ‘bus pass’

    29 September 2016
    New checks are being introduced on buses in the North East to prevent the misuse of concessionary bus passes meant for older and disabled people. Smart ticket machines on buses operating in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley have been programmed to indicate immediately...
  • limited edition Snowdog Pop Pay As You Go card

    Special Metro tickets to see the Snowdog trail

    26 September 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has revealed a number of special ticket options to help people to get out and about to see the Great North Snowdog Trail. Limited edition  Snowdog Pop Pay As You Go cards, which include a £10 balance, are available to buy online now, click here for Nexus online store. Pop...
  • Managing Director of Nexus with snow dog sculpture

    Great North Snowdogs take over Metro

    19 September 2016
    The Metro system is to play a key part in Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – Great North Snowdogs. The colourful Snowdog trail will see 61 individually designed Snowdog sculptures displayed in local parks and open spaces - and almost all are in easy reach of a Metro...
  • nexus engineer doing work

    New tracks for Metro's iconic city centre tunnels

    14 September 2016
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £3m in new tracks for the iconic Metro tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of Newcastle city centre. Engineers are replacing a two kilometre stretch of track between Jesmond Metro station and the QEII Metro...
  • people on a bus

    National Fraud Initiative 2016/17

    12 September 2016
    The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. This includes supplying data about concessionary travel pass holders to the Cabinet Office. If you have any...
  • metro on QE2 bridge

    Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

    9 September 2016
    Extra Metro services will be in operation for Sunday’s Great North Run - and runners and spectators  are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to buy tickets in advance. There will be additional Metro services will be running until around 7pm, when the timetable returns to normal...
  • Parson’s Polygon air vent

    Metro's underground air vent gains listed status

    8 September 2016
    An air vent for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s tunnels beneath Newcastle has been listed by Historic England as an important piece of post-war public art. Parson’s Polygon is a unique terracotta obelisk designed by artist David Hamilton to stand in one of Newcastle city centre’s busiest streets. The 3.5...
  • shields ferry

    The Shields Ferry gears up for the Great North Run

    2 September 2016
    The Shields Ferry service is gearing up for the Great North Run, its busiest day of the year, where it expects to carry 10,000 passengers over the day. Both ferries will be operating on the day of the Great North Run, Sunday 11 September, in order to clear the huge volume of runners and spectators...
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    Stroke survivors team up with Metro to help others

    30 August 2016
    A group of stroke survivors from South Tyneside have unveiled a project to help other people like them to get around and explore the area as part of their rehabilitation programme. The project has involved the creation of a special walking route and map, starting from Jarrow Metro station. The easy...
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    Shields Ferry to host a busking festival on board

    24 August 2016
    Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by buskers on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. A busker’s pitch will be erected on board the ferry on Saturday August 27, 12pm-6pm, and a host of musicians will be giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised...
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    Your chance to enter Metro's short story competition

    23 August 2016
    Metro customers are being encouraged to use their daily commute as inspiration for a new short story competition. Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with New Writing North to challenge writers, both aspiring and established, to pen a 250-word short story. The story should be based around the theme ‘...
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    Pop Pay As You Go arrives on Go North East buses

    22 August 2016
    Customers of the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, can now use the Pop Pay As You Go payment card on their buses right across the region. The Pop card is a way of paying for public transport and allows customers to use just one card to pay for journeys on public transport in North East...
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    Travel information for the Great North Run 2016

    22 August 2016
    With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.  ...
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    Details of weekend closures at Metro Central Station

    12 August 2016
    The Metro concourse and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle are to close for five full weekends to allow for important modernisation work. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is closing Metro Central Station over three weekends in September and over two weekends in October –...
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    Great North Run Metro wristbands go on sale

    10 August 2016
    Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. And they can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines, which are...
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    Metro resumes between Benton and Monkseaton

    5 August 2016
    Metro services have resumed between Benton and Monkseaton following a 15 day major line closure. The line re-opened on Sunday morning, 7 August, and Metro services will be running as usual for Monday’s morning peak travel periods as usual. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has replaced a 3.8km...
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    Aerial footage of Metro modernisation work

    5 August 2016
    Aerial footage has captured the scale of the multi-million pound track replacement scheme that Nexus is carrying out in North Tyneside. Shot from an aerial drone using a 4K digital camera it shows the sections of line being installed between Shiremoor and West Monkseaton Metro stations. The tiny...
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    Reminder to renew U16 Pop cards before 31 July

    26 July 2016
    Parents whose children’s U16 Pop cards are due to expire on July 31 this year are reminded to get their renewal applications in without delay. Nexus has issued the reminder because it receives thousands of applications for U16 Pop cards ahead of the new school year starting in September. By...
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    Views sought on two key road schemes in Newcastle

    25 July 2016
    Two of the busiest road junctions in Newcastle are set for a £20m upgrade in plans unveiled by Newcastle City Council. Blue House roundabout on the Great North Road, the junctions off Jesmond Dene Road with Osborne Road, and Ilford Road, and the Haddricks Mill double roundabout in South Gosforth...
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    Metro's major line closure gets underway

    20 July 2016
    The Metro line between Benton and Monkseaton is closed for 15 days to allow for a major programme of track replacement. A total of 3.8km of track will be replaced during the major line closure - Saturday July 23 until Saturday August 6. The work, which forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
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    Bold ambitions for Metro and local rail services

    19 July 2016
    The North East Combined Authority has agreed a strategy for investment in Metro and local rail to improve passenger journey and kick start an expansion of high quality local rail for the region. The Metro and Local Rail Strategy identifies a network of disused or under-used rail routes across North...
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    Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow

    13 July 2016
    The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running extra services for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey. The Airshow, which takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July on the Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from...

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