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Metro driver Craig Pearson
Watch: That Metro Guy Episode 2 - Simulator preview
The second episode of That Metro Guy has arrived, and this week he takes behind the scenes to chart progress of the new Metro train driving simulator, which is nearing completion at a factory in France. A delegation from Metro Futures, Learning and Development and Train Crew teams ran the rule over…
A Metro cube
Metro to receive a further £7.3m in Government covid funding
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to receive a further £7.3m from the Government to support its services while customer numbers continue to recover. The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the funding for light rail and bus operators today, Monday 4 April.  Nexus, the public body which owns and…
A Metro train at East Boldon
Community leaders hail the importance of Sunderland Metro line
Community leaders in Sunderland have hailed the arrival of Metro services in the city 20 years ago, stressing that it was a major shot in the arm for Wearside.  The £100m network expansion became a reality on 31 March 2002 after a long campaign to bring the network to Sunderland finally proved…
A Metro train crossing the Monkwearmouth rail bridge
The Sunderland Metro line celebrates its 20th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s Sunderland line is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having carried 138 million customer journeys since it first opened to the public two decades ago. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, said the line was a huge success story for Sunderland, and one which has provided a…
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New Metro train driving simulator gets the green light
A team from Nexus has put our new Metro train simulator through its paces ahead of its eagerly anticipated arrival at the Learning Centre this summer. A delegation from Metro Futures, Learning and Development and Train Crew teams ran the rule over the state-of-the-art full cab driving simulator on…
The performers from Curious Arts at Monument Metro station
LGBT performers wow Metro customers as part of community arts programme
The Tyne and Wear Metro has welcomed LGBT performers on to the network as part of its biggest ever community arts programme. Curious Arts, the leading LGBTQIA+ arts organisation in North East England, set up ‘Story Stations’ on Metro to tell the stories of customers’ everyday journeys on a giant…
Tanners Bank Metro bridge in North Shields
Nexus to invest £3m replacing an ageing Metro bridge in North Tyneside
A Metro bridge which serves one of the network’s busiest routes between Newcastle and North Tyneside is to be completely replaced this summer in a £3m project - creating more space for better bus links and road freight to North Shields Fish Quay. The Tanners Bank bridge, which is located on the…
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