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  • A Metro train

    Extra Metro services to operate for the busy festive season

    7 December 2017
    Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season, including late night services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres, nightspots and Christmas markets...
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    £1,000 reward offered to trace Metro cable thieves

    5 December 2017
    Nexus are offering a £1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the cable theft which brought widespread disruption to the Tyne and Wear Metro system on Monday 4 December. The theft happened near Gateshead Stadium Metro Station in...
  • Cllr Iain Malcolm, Tobyn Hughes from Nexus and David Land from the LEP at the site where the new centre will be built

    Nexus to build £8.4m rail training centre in South Shields

    28 November 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to build an £8.4m railway skills centre in South Shields town centre. The Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre will be a state-of-art, bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range of infrastructure and...
  • artist impression of new Metro train

    Funding for a new Metro fleet: A message from Nexus

    22 November 2017
    The Government has today announced funding for a new Metro train fleet, in the form of a commitment to provide £337 million made in the Chancellor’s budget speech. I don’t need to tell you how important this is for Metro, public transport in North East England and our whole economy. I would like to...
  • Nexus rail engineers at the event

    Nexus inspires the next generation of railway engineers

    14 November 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has played its part in inspiring the next generation of railway engineers. A group of Nexus engineering staff joined exhibitors at the North East Exhibition for Future Engineers was held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland....
  • 15 year old Yuri Neves records extracts from Dr King's speech

    Metro marks 50 years since Dr Martin Luther King Jr visited Newcastle

    13 November 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has played its part in marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s historic visit to Tyneside. Extracts from the speech that Dr King delivered at Newcastle University on 13 November 1967 were played across all 60 Metro stations using Metro’s public address...
  • A Metro train

    Metro to introduce new £1 flat fare for young people aged 18 and under

    9 November 2017
    Young people aged 18 and under will pay only £1 for single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro following the proposed introduction of a new Pop Pay As You Go smartcard - Pop blue. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is proposing to launch the Pop blue card from Tuesday January 2 to...
  • Whitley bay community garden

    Sculpture finds a new home in Metro community garden

    23 October 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has donated a sculpture to a community garden project in Whitley Bay. The giant wire sculpture of a moth has been presented to the Station Master’s Community wildlife garden, which is next to Whitley bay Metro station. The art...