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A photo of the Metro Flow project in September 2022 at Bill Quay in Gateshead.
Metro Flow named best new rail engineering project in Britain
Nexus’s Metro Flow project to upgrade the Tyne and Wear Metro route to South Shields has been named the best new rail engineering project in Britain. The £104m project which improves reliability and paves the way for a more frequent service right across Metro was named Major Project of the Year at…
Retired Metro drivers Ian Jefferson, Michael Bushby and Bob Blackburn at work at Beamish Museum
Retired Metro drivers relaunch their careers at Beamish Museum
A group of retired Metro drivers have taken a step back in time to relaunch their careers at Beamish Museum.  The trio – who drove trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro for over 30 years – have found a new lease of life playing the role of miners at the world-famous open air museum in Country…
Blue Watch from Farringdon Fire Station in Sunderland with the new Class 555 Metro train at the Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields.
Firefighters get familiar with the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Firefighters are undertaking a series of training courses to learn more about the new Metro trains - so that they are ready to react to an emergency situation in the event that one arises.  We are running the familiarisation sessions for all blue light services as part of the countdown to the…
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A message for the Great North Runners
Sunday was a very challenging day for everyone, with the extreme weather causing significant issues for both the road and rail network around South Shields. I’d like to thank the thousands of runners and their family and friends for their patience and understanding while they were trying to get…
Sir Mo Farah sets his footprints at South Shields Interchange
Sir Mo Farah is honoured with footprint ceremony on Metro
Nexus has immortalised Sir Mo Farah at South Shields Interchange with a coveted footprint ceremony to honour his achievements in the Great North Run. The four-time Olympic champion, a winner of six Great North Runs, attended the special ceremony earlier today, Friday 8 September, to place the…
The Mo Farah Metro cube at Heworth Interchange
Metro cube gets a Mo Farah makeover to celebrate his final Great North Run
An iconic Metro station cube has had a Mo Farah makeover – showcasing his world famous Mobot celebration to mark his final competitive appearance at the Great North Run.  The new look ‘MetMo’ cube at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead, next to the Felling bypass, will be seen by thousands of…
The new North Shields Transport hub
New £12m transport hub opens in North Shields town centre
A modern new transport hub has been opened in North Shields. The £12m hub is a major part of North Tyneside Council’s ambitious plan to improve North Shields, transforming the town into an attractive, family-friendly destination, with a vibrant, high-quality town centre. The new Transport…
Generic image of Metro Great North Run wristbands
Record sales for Metro’s Great North Run Day Rover wristbands
Special wristbands that double as Metro, bus and Shields Ferry tickets for people doing the Great North Run have seen record sales this year and are now completely sold out. A record 10,000 wristbands had been sold online through the website nexus.org.uk – the most since the special runner-friendly…
Representatives from Nexus, Sunderland Uni and Sunderland Council with the new Sunderland Connect bus
Flagship Sunderland bus link gets a makeover
A flagship Sunderland bus link is being expanded and getting a smart new look as the city prepares to welcome the students back.  Improvements are being made to the route and timetable of the Sunderland Connect service by providing two modern double-deck buses, which offer free Wi-Fi, ‘next…
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