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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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…
Overhead line work at Northumberland Park
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,…
Council leaders cut the first piece of turf to marl start on site of the £100m Metro Flow project
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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