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  • A Northern Rail train

    North East rail passengers warned of further strike disruption

    21 August 2017
    Passengers who use Northern Rail services are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption as staff at the company hold strike action on Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September. Northern will be operating a reduced service on the days of the strike and they expect all services that do run to...
  • 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 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...