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The first new Metro train at Stadler plant in Switzerland
Stadler starts final assembly of the first new Metro train
The first train in the new £362m Metro fleet has entered the final assembly phase at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland.  And a new set of photos, released today, show just how that new train is coming together on the production line.  Stadler are now in the process of fitting the main interior…
Artists impression of the proposed new transport hub in North Shields
Plans are submitted for new transport hub in North Shields
Ambitious plans for a new transport hub with town square in North Shields and walkway linking the town centre to the Fish Quay have been submitted. The proposals are part of North Tyneside Council’s Ambition for North Shields and the Fish Quay Masterplan, aimed at breathing new life into the town…
Metro engineers work on Beamish tramway overhead lines
Nexus helps out with essential work on Beamish Museum’s historic Tramway
Railway engineers from the Tyne and Wear Metro have stepped back in time at Beamish Museum to help ensure its iconic Tramway is in tip top condition. The Metro staff conducted a safety critical inspection of Beamish’s Tramway - a crowd-pleasing feature of the famous open-air museum in County Durham…
The festive Metro station cube
Metro’s iconic station cubes get a Xmas makeover
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic station cubes have had a festive makeover as part of the countdown to Christmas. The familiar yellow and black cubes in the centres of Sunderland and Newcastle.– a unique part of everyday life in North East England – have been given an added touch of Christmas…
Screen shot of the new Safer Transport Northumbria app on a smartphone screen
New app to make public transport safer goes live across Northumbria
Safer Transport Northumbria – that’s the name of the app that transport users across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear are being urged to download as part of a regional effort to help make our transport links the safest in the country. Launched by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim…
A Metro cube
E-scooters banned from Metro and Shields Ferry from Monday 13 December
E-scooters are to be banned from the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry from Monday, 13 December, operator Nexus announced today. The ban is being introduced following incidents in the London area, which has led Transport for London to review e-scooter use and introduce a similar restriction.…
Face coverings graphic
Extra staff promote the wearing of face coverings on Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro will have extra teams on the network today to engage with customers about the need to wear face coverings when making a journey. Nexus employees will be out in force today, Thursday 9 December, to remind and encourage customers to wear a mask when travelling unless exempt,…
The Pride of the Tyne
Pride Radio to broadcast live on board the Pride of the Tyne
Pride Radio will launch a new DAB radio station on Friday 10 December, live from on board the Pride of the Tyne Shields Ferry. Presenters Kelly Scott and Ophelia B will be presenting live from 8am-10am, to celebrate the DAB channel launching in North and South Tyneside. And what better way for…
The new Metro bodyshell at the Stadler factory in Switzerland
First look at completed bodyshell of new Metro train
Stadler has unveiled the first bodyshell for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing manufacturing process.  The new Metro trains are currently being built at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland. The completion of the first bodyshell paves the…
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