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  • 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...

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