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Vaccine clinic at Haymarket Metro station
Covid-19 vaccine centre is set up at Haymarket Metro station
A Covid-19 vaccine centre has been set up on the Tyne and Wear Metro to provide a location with excellent transport links for people to get the jab. And the new clinic, located at Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle city centre, was the back-drop for the launch of a new campaign to covid vaccine…
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Storm Malik: Metro workers undertake huge recovery operation
Metro workers have undertaken a huge recovery operation in the wake of the widespread damage that was caused by Storm Malik. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that maintenance teams had completed a vast quantity of repairs in the aftermath of the gales – which shut the…
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Metro customers should keep wearing face coverings when travelling
Metro customers should continue to wear face coverings when travelling on the system, unless they are exempt. While the mandatory requirement to wear face coverings ended from today, Thursday 27 January, the Government’s updated advice advises people to continue wearing masks in busy spaces,…
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Ceremony marks the official start of the £100m Metro Flow project
A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro has officially got underway. The Metro Flow project will see an existing freight line upgraded and electrified in South Tyneside, making it capable of…
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Artists invited to create work for new Metro trains
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Metro operator, has announced a major new arts commission for the busy system’s £362m new train fleet. The commission, grant-funded by Arts Council England, will for the first time in the world see artists selected to create large-scale new works for the interiors of 46 new…
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Nexus gets on board for Samaritans Brew Monday
In a bid to power through the cold winter months, Nexus has joined Samaritans to encourage rail users, including key workers and rail staff, to share a cuppa and a catch up with someone they care about for Brew Monday. The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day…
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Metro fares offer price freeze by switching to Pop Pay As You Go
Metro customers need not pay more for the cost of their travel from April 2022 by switching to a Pop Pay As You Go product. A freeze on the price of adult journeys made by Pop Pay As You Go, as well as a freeze on season tickets bought through corporate schemes, is a key part of plans to drive a…
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Covid: Shields Ferry will not run in the evenings from Sunday 9 January
The Shields Ferry will not operate in the evenings until further notice from Sunday 9 January in order to protect the service from the latest wave of Covid-19. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, said that stepping down to a 12-hour timetable was a temporary measure to help it…
The Famous Faces mural at Monument Metro station
Metro's Famous Faces mural celebrates its 25th year
A Metro mural featuring well known and much-loved personalities from our region is celebrating its 25th year. The popular and colourful piece of artwork, Famous Faces, by former coal miner Bob Olley, has been proudly on displayed at Monument Metro station since November 1996. Fourteen of Tyneside’s…
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