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Watch: That Metro Guy, Episode 3 - Gosforth Depot
The third episode of That Metro Guy goes behind the scenes of the new Gosforth Metro depot to find out how the £70m project is nearing completion.  He was shown around the depot construction site, which will soon be a modern new home for the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet. Watch the latest…
Artists impression of what the new Sunderland station will look like
Sunderland station entrance closes as part of £26m revamp
Sunderland's southern rail station entrance will be closed from May 2 as major work gets underway to transform the city’s main transport hub.  Passengers travelling from the main entrance of the station are being asked to use the northern entrance on Union Street to access Sunderland’s central…
The wheel for the new Metro fleet
Stadler starts production of the wheel sets for Metro’s new train fleet
A key milestone has been reached in the production of the Tyne and Wear Metro‘s new train fleet, with work getting underway on the all-important wheel sets.  Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer which is building 46 new trains on behalf of Metro’s operator Nexus, has started the manufacturing…
A new Metro train
Four artists to create major new works for Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Four artists have each won a unique commission to create major works for the interior of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet. Metro will be the first urban transit system in the world to feature permanent art inside trains when the new fleet enters service next year, thanks to a project…
A Metro cube
New exhibition celebrates the story of the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new exhibition which celebrates the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro got underway this week.  The event, called Metro Memories, is being held at The Common Room on Westgate Road in Newcastle, 19 April – 7 May, 10am-4pm. The exhibition will explore what Metro means to the people and to the…
Cheque presentation at Feeding Families
Easter treat for local food bank
North East charity Feeding Families has benefitted from a donation of £5000, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees. The money was officially handed over at a cheque presentation, at a Feeding Families warehouse and distribution centre in Blaydon, Gateshead. Employees of Nexus…
Pride of the Tyne in dry dock
Iconic Tyne passenger ferry gets a clean bill of health
An iconic Tyne passenger ferry will be in tip top condition for summer after getting a new paint job and an engine overhaul.  The Pride of the Tyne, one of two Shields Ferries owned and operated by Nexus, is currently in dry dock for extensive annual maintenance work.  The 29-year-old vessel, which…
The ew wheel lathe
Metro gets state-of-the-art new wheel lathe as part of £70m depot rebuild
Precision technology that will transform how the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train fleet is prepared for service has been successfully installed. The new automatic wheel lathe is a labour-saving tool that heralds a new era of more efficient Metro train maintenance.  Stadler, the Swiss firm which is…
Bus customers boarding bus at Gateshead Interchange
Local bus operators launch Kids go Free special offer this Easter
Bus companies in the North East are giving customers the chance to take their kids for free through special offers launched to coincide with the start of school Easter holidays. Fare-paying customers will be able to enjoy free travel for up to three children aged 11 and under across local public…
Take the kids for free
Easter holiday fun on Metro and Shields Ferry
Kids travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry all day, every day – and what better time to make the most of the offer than the Easter holidays? Tyne and Wear is home to some fantastic family attractions and days out, many of them easily accessible by public transport. Take a look at our…
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