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  • 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...
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    Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow

    17 July 2017
    Extra Metro services will be running for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey. The airshow, which takes place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July on the Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from across the...
  • The Disney Magic cruise ship

    Ferry trip to wave off the Disney Magic cruise ship

    17 July 2017
    The Shields Ferry is running a special river trip for people to watch the stunning Disney Magic cruise ship as she leaves the Tyne on Wednesday evening. The trip will take place this Wednesday, 19 July, and will depart from the South Shields ferry landing at 6pm. Tickets, which will be available on...
  • A Metro train

    Nexus statement: Metro train services in July 2017

    12 July 2017
    Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, said: "We have cancelled some peak hour Metro services in the last few days and that will continue in the coming weeks because we don't have enough trains available to meet the normal timetable. "Our passengers can still rely on a Metro train every 12 minutes...
  • Family on Ferry trip

    Shields Ferry cruises are back for summer 2017

    7 July 2017
    Shields Ferry river trips are coming back in August, offering a great variety of events for all tastes. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne ferry service, is running a range of cruises, including live music, fish and chip trips, historical commentaries and on-board entertainments for...
  • Metro train at Haymarket

    Metro takes on extra customer service staff for summer

    26 June 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is recruiting more staff to provide customer service on the system over the summer. Customer Service Advisors are being taken on as Metro looks to increase staffing on trains and at stations ahead of a busy summer of events and a 34 day Major Line Closure. A total of 32 new...
  • Grand paents and grand children on a Metro

    Metro Gold Card rules are relaxed for July and August

    22 June 2017
    Metro Gold Card holders will be able to enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays from Saturday, 1 July. John Fenwick, Director of Finance...
  • Former apprentice takes charge at Metro's fleet depot

    20 June 2017
    A former trainee has risen through the ranks to take charge of the Tyne and Wear Metro Depot in Newcastle. Paul Patrick, a former apprentice fitter who first joined Metro in 1995, is Metro’s new Head of Fleet Engineering – with the responsibility for looking after Metro’s fleet of 90 trains. Paul,...
  • A Metro train

    Keep cool and stay hydrated on Metro this summer

    15 June 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging customers to keep cool and stay hydrated when travelling on its trains this summer. Metro has released useful well-being advice to remind its customers to take good care of themselves when travelling on the system. Metro is the busiest urban light rail system...
  • Metro Director with NUFC Foundation staff at Four Lane Ends

    Health checks at Four Lane Ends Interchange

    7 June 2017
    Metro passengers will be offered on the spot health checks for people in their 40s as part of a pilot scheme by two North East councils. North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council are working together with Nexus to encourage more members of the public to have their health checked for free...