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  • A bus on a snow-covered road

    Winter travel advice for bus passengers

    17 January 2018
    Nexus, bus companies and local councils are working together to give you the best possible bus service this winter. We’re sharing information, co-ordinating gritting, and planning ahead to keep on the road.  Weather conditions in our region are unstable and can vary within a few miles, making it...
  • A high speed train photo

    North East leaders launch plan to transform the region

    16 January 2018
    Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economic growth.  Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and thematic lead for transport on the North East...
  • A Metro ticket machine

    Metro passengers switch to quick and easy card payments

    4 January 2018
    Half of all Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to make their journeys, operator Nexus has revealed. The switch to credit/debit cards, contactless payments and the Pop smart cards heralds the end of payment with notes and coins on the busy urban rail system, which is used by 38...
  • The Metro track tamping vehicle

    Long serving Metro maintenance vehicle set for the Far East

    29 December 2017
    A maintenance vehicle which has given 30 years of service to the Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit railway operators in the Far East. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has sold its giant track tamping machine following its three decades looking after 77kms of Metro track. It has...
  • The North East Smart Ticketing Logo

    Competition launched to build a mobile app for bus and Metro travel

    21 December 2017
    App developers are being challenged to help build the next generation of smart and digital ticketing for Bus and Metro in North East England. The North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) for which Nexus acts as programme manager and which has led the delivery of smart ticketing in the region,...
  • A photo of councillors with the art work

    Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station

    20 December 2017
    A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project...
  • Metro driver Janet Morrison at South Gosforth Metro station

    Metro driver highly commended for preventing a fatality on the track

    14 December 2017
    A Tyne and Wear Metro driver has received a top award for the high standards she sets and her professionalism during two emergencies. Janet Morrison was highly commended at the North of England Transport Awards in the frontline employee of the year category. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro,...
  • Santa and his helpers on the Shields Ferry

    Santa takes a trip on the Shields Ferry

    12 December 2017
    Scores of excited youngster got the chance to meet Santa on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry yesterday. The visit as part of a tie up with a local charity, and it has helped to benefit under privileged children in North East England. Santa and his elves boarded the Ferry at 3pm on Monday 11...
  • Photo of Metro security manager Paul Harris

    Metro recruits a new security manager

    8 December 2017
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has recruited a new security manager. Paul Harris, a former Sergeant in the Royal Military Police, will take up the new role created by Nexus to oversee security for the 38 million passengers who use Metro every year. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role, from his...