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  • New Metro bridge

    Watch new video about £5m Metro bridge scheme

    20 October 2017
    A new corporate video has been produced to showcase the £5m replacement of Killingworth Road Metro Bridge. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, replaced the bridge over the summer in what was one of the biggest engineering tasks in Metro’s 37 year history. Click here to watch the...
  • 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...