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Android phone opening a ticket gate
Pay As You Go Metro travel arrives on Android smartphones
Metro customers can now get Pay As You Go travel on Android smartphones, thanks to a collaboration between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which operates the system. People are now able to load a Pop card into Google Pay on their smartphone, and then use it to touch in and out of the Metro…
The Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields
Metro wins at the Rail Business Awards for training excellence
The Tyne and Wear Metro has scooped a prestigious national award for its commitment to employee development at its new £9m Learning Centre in South Shields. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, won for Education and Training Excellence at the Rail Business Awards - recognising the…
What the new Metro train will look like
Turbo Power Systems start work on key parts for Metro’s new train fleet
A Gateshead-based company is starting work on key components for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet. Turbo Power Systems (TPS), who are based at the Team Valley, are producing electric converters for all 46 new Metro trains on behalf of Stadler. Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer…
The Spirit of the Tyne
Evening services on the Shields Ferry will resume from March 7
Evening services on the Shields Ferry are to resume from Monday 7 March.  Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, said that it was in the process of training new recruits to plug a gap in its roster – and it will restore a full timetable well ahead of the busy spring…
Overhread line works photo
Five day major line closure on Metro: Feb 21-25
A major programme of modernisation work will close one of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines between Newcastle and North Tyneside for five days next month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is replacing essential overhead power lines as part of an ongoing £30m programme of…
A Metro station cube
Metro’s response to the pandemic puts it in line for five top awards
A family price promise, commitment to employee development and involving customers in new train design has put the Tyne and Wear Metro in the running for a record five prizes at the UK Rail Business Awards next week. Nexus, the public body which operates Metro, has been named a finalist for…
Tyne and Wear Metro track replacement works
Major track replacement work on Metro lines in Gosforth over two weekends
A major programme of track renewal is to take place on Metro lines in the Gosforth area of Newcastle as part of ongoing works to get the network ready for the arrival of the new trains at the end of the year. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is to replace tracks and a key track…
Michael Portillo at Tynemouth station
Michael Portillo takes a trip on Metro in his new TV series
The Tyne and Wear Metro has featured in Michael Portillo’s latest TV series, Great Coastal Railway Journeys. Portillo, who has become renowned for his railway travel programmes on the BBC, took a journey on Metro during the episode that was broadcast last night, Monday 7 February. He travelled from…
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