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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.…
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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,…
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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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Metro shares festive cheer to thank customers
Tyne and Wear Metro is spreading some festive cheer this December, with free hot drinks for passengers. Working with coffee shops and kiosks in 6 Metro stations and interchanges, Metro is offering the winter warmers as a thank you to customers. Huw Lewis, Director of Customer Services, said: “It’s…
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Youth theatre group wow Metro customers in North Tyneside
The Tyne and Wear Metro is hosting live drama and dance performances this weekend as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. A youth theatre group, Stage Tynemouth, are running a series of impromptu shows at three stations on the Metro network in North Tyneside. The group…
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Covid-19: Face coverings mandatory on public transport
Face coverings are compulsory on public transport from Tuesday Nov 30.  The Government has confirmed some new, precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant in the UK.   As well as on public transport, face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings…
Storm Arwen - Tyne and Wear Metro disruption
Storm Arwen: Metro workers pull off their biggest ever recovery operation 
Metro workers mounted their biggest ever recovery operation to restore services in the wake of Storm Arwen. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that maintenance teams had worked a miracle to repair the extensive damage inflicted by the storm – the worst to hit Metro in 41…
Stadler and Nexus team unveil a banner at Gosforth depot to mark completion of phase one of Metro depot rebuild
Stadler completes the first phase of £70m Metro depot rebuild
The first phase of a £70m project to rebuild Gosforth Metro depot has been completed, paving the way for further demolition work, and the construction of a modern new home for Metro’s new fleet of trains. The opening phase of the project has involved the partial demolition of the 100-year-old depot…
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