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Metro to provide free onward travel for Ukrainians on arrival in the UK
Refugees fleeing the conflict in the Ukraine can get free onward travel to their final destinations on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Sunday, 20 March, as part of the national effort to provide them with support.  They will be entitled to a free one-way journey from the point of arrival in Britain in…
Ice skates
Metro lost property to go on sale
Nexus is selling all the lost property found on Metros and buses over the last two years, to raise money for a local charity. The sale will take place at Tynemouth Market on Sunday 20 March, from 9am-3.30pm Hundreds of items are up for sale, including: New clothing, with tags on Footwear, from…
Artist impression of new North Shields transport hub
Milestone reached in creation of North Shields' new transport hub
The creation of a modern and convenient transport hub in North Shields has taken a major step forward. Set to bring public transport together into one central place and attract more people to the town centre, North Tyneside Council’s proposed transport hub will be located on the site of the former…
That Metro Guy - Craig Pearson
Metro driver puts new Metro fleet in the frame on his own YouTube channel
A Metro driver is putting the new Metro train fleet in the frame on his very own YouTube channel, taking people behind the scenes of the £362m project like never before. Craig Pearson has become an ambassador for the Metro Futures project as it enters its most significant phase, with final…
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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…
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