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  • Huw Lewis at a Metro station

    Nexus appoints a new Customer Services Director

    28 March 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Customer Services Director. Huw Lewis will take up his new role as a director on 1 April. Huw, 45, of Mickley in Northumberland, will be responsible for providing strategic vision and clear direction for the...
  • Chris Carson next to Metro cube at South Gosforth

    Nexus appoints a new Metro Services Director

    14 March 2017
    Nexus has appointed a new Metro Services Director with more than 20 years of experience in the UK railway industry. Chris Carson will lead the Metro workforce and oversee the operation of trains and stations within a wholly-owned Nexus subsidiary. He brings a wealth of experience to the role,...
  • £6m refurbishment of Metro's Newcastle Central Station completed

    13 March 2017
    The £6m revamp of Metro's Newcastle Central Station has been successfully completed, transforming a key regional gateway. The station, which is used by 5.3m people a year, has undergone a major redevelopment over the last 18 months, offering passengers a brighter, cleaner, and more modern Metro...
  • Spirit of the Tyne ferry on the water

    Spirit of the Tyne celebrates ten years of service

    1 March 2017
    The newer of the River Tyne’s two passenger ferries is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Spirit of the Tyne was officially named by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at South Shields Ferry landing on March 1, 2007. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry,...
  • Metro train on QEII bridge over the Tyne

    Watch a Metro ride captured on time lapse video

    15 February 2017
    A Metro time lapse video has brilliantly framed a daily journey through South Tyneside. The video was shot on by a member of Nexus staff using just an iPhone on the 8.6km stretch of line between Hebburn and South Shields. It captures what should be a 20 minute Metro ride. But speeded up via time...
  • Photo of track replacement

    Metro track replacement: St James - Chillingham Road

    8 February 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a major programme of track modernisation in Newcastle. The project will involve the replacement of a 3.8km section of Metro line that runs east to west beneath Newcastle city centre. The tracks which traverse...
  • Drawing of Metro train

    Metro customers have their say on a new fleet of trains

    6 February 2017
    Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have given a thumbs-up to London Underground-style linear seating when new trains are introduced to the system in the years ahead. More than 3,000 people took part in the biggest ever consultation exercise on Metro trains, organised by Nexus as it completes the...
  • ARP gen

    Nexus to invest £35m in modernisation work in 2017

    26 January 2017
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2017. The work will involve major projects to renew and replace Metro’s ageing infrastructure, including track and overhead lines. It forms part of the £350m Metro all change...
  • Metro on bridge

    More trains when people need them in Metro timetable change

    16 January 2017
    The Metro timetable is changing on 5 February to provide more early morning trains and a better service at peak times. There will be new early morning weekday services from Sunderland, South Shields and North Tyneside stations, reflecting changing demand from Metro passengers. And changes at peak...
  • Photo of short story winners

    Budding authors showcase their work on Metro

    19 December 2016
    Talented Metro customers have drawn inspiration from their train journeys to pen winning short stories. Tyne and Wear Metro launched a competition earlier this year asking passengers to write a 250-word story based on the theme ‘Metro Morning’. Scores of people took on the literary challenge and...