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Extra patrols on public transport networks over the bank holiday weekend
Extra patrols will be carried out in Newcastle and on transport networks over the bank holiday weekend to ensure communities celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee safely. Newcastle City Council, NE1, Northumbria Police and Nexus - who runs the Metro - are increasing patrols to make sure people…
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness
Have your say on making public transport safer for everyone
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness is launching a new survey to understand how journeys on public transport can be made safer for everyone. In order to steer improvements across the region, the Commissioner is inviting those who use our buses, as well as those who for whatever…
Metro trains
Work starts to ramp up on £100m Metro Flow project in South Tyneside
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro is starting to ramp up ahead of a planned major line closure later this year.  The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and…
4020 Metrocar
Historic Metrocar gets a Royal makeover for the Platinum Jubilee
A Metrocar has received some special livery to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. Metrocar 4020 was used by the Queen to travel on during her visit to officially open the Tyne and Wear Metro network in November 1981, and it is still in service today. Four of the official…
Competition winners Lily and Eva
Little Inventors bring fun to Metro
A seat just for dogs, a Metro carriage just for kids, an app for visitors and a ticket booth that gets people moving were the winning ideas in a competition ran by Tyne and Wear Metro for young inventors. Nexus, who operate Tyne and Wear Metro, worked with creative education organisation Little…
Apprenticeship advert
Get your career on track with a Nexus apprenticeship
Nexus is looking for nine new apprentices for positions across their business. The apprenticeships are all Level 3, and successful applicants will start in autumn 2022. Five new recruits will work in Metro Infrastructure, in signalling, track engineering and electrical technical roles. Two…
HM Queen opens Sunderland Metro line, May 7, 2002
Pride at bringing Metro to Sunderland – and memories of the Royal opening
A former Metro boss has spoken of his pride at expanding the network to Sunderland, and has recounted the memorable day when the Queen visited Wearside to officially open the new line.  Mike Parker, who was the Director General of Nexus for 12 years from 1994 to 2006, oversaw the £100m extension of…
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