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Metro train at Haymarket
Last chance to give an old Metro train a new lease of life
Local community groups and organisations have one week left to submit ideas on how they could give an old Tyne and Wear Metro train a new lease of life. Nexus is keen to hear creative and innovative ideas about how an old train could be transformed into a vibrant public asset, and the closing date…
The first Metro train at Newcastle Airport in November 1991
Metro’s extension to Newcastle Airport celebrates its 30th anniversary
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its extension to Newcastle Airport, a line which has carried 7.5 million customers over the last three decades. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the airport line was one of the more important projects in the…
Tobyn Hughes and Martin Tugwell, Transport for the North Chief Exec
TfN Chief Executive visits the region and takes a trip on Metro
Regional transport leaders at the North East Joint Transport Committee have welcomed a visit from Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN), England’s first Sub-national Transport Body to the North East for the first time since his appointment in August.  Mr Tugwell joined…
Go North East Poppy display at the former Nexus travel shop at Gateshead Interchange
Former Nexus travel shop showcases stunning display of poppies
A stunning field of poppies has been unveiled at the former Nexus travel shop at Gateshead Interchange to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s annual appeal.  The bus operator, Go North East, created the poignant display using knitted and homemade poppies, many of which had been sent in…
Nexus worker John Drummond gets to switch on the Xmas lights in on Grey Street in Newcastle. John is pictured on the right of the photo
Nexus worker gets to switch on Newcastle's Xmas lights
A Nexus worker has had the honour of switching on the Christmas lights in Newcastle, getting the festive season into full swing. John Drummond, a maintenance staffer on the Metro network, was one of three key workers who were selected to carry out the big switch on. John was joined by an A&E…
Her Majesty The Queen in 1981 meeting PTE staff
Retired staff recall their memories of Metro's Royal opening in 1981
Former PTE staff, now retired, remember the day that Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the Tyne Wear Metro on November 6, 1981. David Thornton, 80, of Jesmond, was a Metro rolling stock engineer for 18 years from 1975 to 1993. It was his job to ensure the train was in working condition for…
Long serving Metro staffers Dick Harrison and Steve Griffin
Long serving Metro workers have a chinwag with Prince Charles
Two lucky Metro staff who have clocked up more than 40 years’ service got the chance to meet the Prince of Wales when he visited the region earlier today, Tues 9 Nov.  Steve Griffin and Dick Harrison chatted with Prince Charles when he travelled on the Metro in Newcastle city centre. They then had…
Prince Charles with the knitted Metro train
Giant knitted Metro gets a Royal seal of approval
A community group which joined forces to knit a special birthday tribute to the Tyne and Wear Metro has showcased their work for Prince Charles during his trip on the network earlier today. The knitters, from North Tyneside, took up their needles and wool during lockdown to recreate a colourful…
Prince Charles meets frontline Metro staff
Prince Charles meets some of Nexus’ frontline Covid heroes
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales took time to meet some of the Covid heroes at Nexus who helped keep public transport moving during lockdown. During a visit earlier today, Tues Nov 9, Prince Charles met frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro and from the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry who all…
Prince Charles on Metro 4020
Prince Charles travels on same Metro train as the Queen did in 1981
Today’s Royal visit saw His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales travel on the same Metro train that the Queen used when she officially opened the network 40 years ago. In a nostalgic nod to the Monarch’s famous visit in 1981, Metro’s operator, Nexus, ensured that the train from that historic day was…
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