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New North Shields Transport hub
North Shields Transport Hub: What you need to know
North Shields’ new Transport Hub opens on Sunday, 3 September – the same day that many bus routes in North Tyneside are changing. From Sunday bus routes 1, 11, 19, 57A, 307, 317 will call at the Transport Hub, making travel to and from the town centre simple and more comfortable.   New routes…
Metro marathon runner Ben Cook
Ben celebrates running the length of the Tyne and Wear Metro
Marathon runner Ben Cook is celebrating after he ran the entire length of the Tyne and Wear Metro to raise cash for charity. Ben completed the 63 mile run in an aggregate time of 11 hours and 30 mins over consecutive days on the August Bank Holiday weekend, tracking the Metro route on nearby roads…
Cullercoats Metro station
Cullercoats Metro station to undergo £500,000 refurbishment scheme
A major project to refurbish Cullercoats Metro station in North Tyneside is set to start this week.  The main focus will be the restoration of the station’s Victorian-era footbridge. Its steel work will be strengthened and the outer wooden panels replaced to provide a fresher appearance and an…
Metro ultra marathon runner Ben Cook with Metro Customer Service Managers Louise Smith and Val Dejong
Marathon man to take on 63 mile Metro running challenge
An ultra marathon runner is taking on the unique challenge of running the length of the Tyne and Wear Metro network over two consecutive days to raise money for charity. Ben Cook will undertake the 63-mile run over the August Bank Holiday weekend, charting the same route as the iconic Metro map. He…
The new Stadler Metro train
New Metro train completes its first test runs to South Shields
The eagerly anticipated new Tyne and Wear Metro train has completed its first test runs through South Tyneside.  We are pleased to say the tests have been successful and were part of our detailed preparations to get the new Metro fleet ready for customer service. And one of the new Stadler…
Poet Anna Woodford with her work on display at Longbenton Metro station
Published poets showcase work on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Acclaimed poets are showcasing their writing on the Tyne and Wear Metro as part of a new project to bring poetry to a wider audience.  Verses penned by seven published poets are being displayed on large posters on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station in North Tyneside for customers to…
Nexus Tyne and Wear Bus Logo
Five key bus routes in Newcastle and North Tyneside are to be saved
Nexus has confirmed that five key bus routes in Newcastle and North Tyneside have been saved from the axe.  The routes, which were due to be cut by Arriva, have been retained thanks to Go North East and Stagecoach stepping in. The two operators are to run new services which replace most of the…
Council Leader Glen Sanderson and Peiter Esbach, project Director at Morgan Sindall at Bedlington station
Northumberland Line station contracts are signed
The signs are good for the new Northumberland rail line after the green light was given for construction to get underway on three new stations. Contracts have been exchanged for principal contractor Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to formally start work on Bedlington, Blyth Bebside and Seaton Delaval…
Autism friendly award
Making public transport more autism friendly
We are delighted to have achieved the Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society.   Training for frontline employees, detailed guides to support journeys, signage improvements and easily accessible online information are just some of the actions we have taken to become autism…
New anti-social behvaiour reporting number launched
New alert system for Metro customers to report anti-social behaviour
A campaign targeting anti-social behaviour on Tyne and Wear Metro has been launched today, promoting the roll out of a new system for customers to report issues more quickly by sending a discreet text message. The campaign – ­titled not big, not clever, not here – is a response to feedback from…
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