Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

South Shields FC help Metro celebrate 40 years

South Shields FC – who play at the 1st Cloud Arena stadium which is right next to the Tyne and Wear Metro station at Bede – have taken a break from their promotion push from the Vanarama National League North … Continue reading

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Metro celebrates 40 years in South Tyneside

Opening in March 1984, the Tyne and Wear Metro line to South Shields is now celebrating 40 years of operation with the occasion marked with a special birthday cake cutting ceremony at South Shields Interchange.

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More Tyne and Wear Metro overhead works to lead to service change

The Tyne and Wear Metro between Benton and North Shields is to close between 8th and 14th April as part of the continued major investment in the network’s infrastructure. 5.6km of overhead line will be replaced during this closure whilst … Continue reading

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And still the poor performance continues on the Tyne and Wear Metro

It does sound a bit like a stuck record but the latest performance poster for the Tyne and Wear Metro shows that the number of trains running on time remains at a low level. The fact that the service isn’t … Continue reading

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Metro engineering works this Easter

Passengers aiming to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro network over the Easter weekend are being reminded that major modernization works will be taking place which will see no trains running between Heworth and South Gosforth from Friday 29th … Continue reading

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Nexus celebrates wins at the Rail Business Awards

Nexus have been rewarded for an excellent year of achievements by winning at the Rail Business Awards which took place last month in Manchester. This event is for the UK rail industry and highlights the achievements of railways across the … Continue reading

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More rail replacement to come on Tyne and Wear Metro

The next stage of rail replacement works on the Tyne and Wear Metro will get underway later this month as the track in the tunnels beneath Newcastle City Centre is treated as part of a £3.4 million project. The rail … Continue reading

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Out and About: Tyne and Wear Metro – January 2024

2024 should see the introduction of the first of the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro but before then the service will continue to be maintained by the remaining Metrocars and we see a few of those in … Continue reading

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Nexus charity walk raises money for Great North Air Ambulance

Nexus workers have helped to raise £1,800 for the Great North Air Ambulance after a charity walk held in memory of a much-loved colleague. Wayne Monaghan worked for Nexus as a Track Inspection and Testing Production Supervisor and passed away … Continue reading

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Take the Kids for Free Metro price promise nears 1 million journeys

Introduced in summer 2021, the Take the Kids for Free price promise on the Tyne and Wear Metro has continued to give affordable transport options to families and it has been confirmed that in this period almost one million journeys. … Continue reading

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Timelapse video showcases Metro’s new depot

As work has now finished on the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth which has seen the facility upgraded and redeveloped in a £70 million project, Nexus have released a timelapse video on YouTube. This video shows the project … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro line closure: 17th to 23rd February 2024

Article updated 17/02/2024 with addition of photo of engineering vehicles at Airport. There will be no Tyne and Wear Metro services running between South Gosforth and the Airport for seven days as work takes place to renew track and overhead … Continue reading

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Metro performance creeps up again

The last performance period of 2023 (and into early 2024) has given a rare increase in the punctuality of trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro (at least in recent times) with the figures increasing by 20%.

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Free travel to Newcastle United matches this weekend

As a commitment to enhancing sustainability over the first weekend of February, anyone attending Newcastle United football matches (both the mens and womens teams) will be able to travel on public transport for free it has been confirmed.

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Further testing identified for new Metro trains

The much anticipated entry into service of the new trains being built for the Tyne and Wear Metro looks as if it may be further delayed after the latest update from Nexus revealed that further tests have been identified before … Continue reading

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New Tyne and Wear Metro depot completed

The redeveloped Gosforth Depot – home to the trains of the Tyne and Wear Metro since opening in the 1980s and before that a railway depot – has been officially finished by Stadler. Described as a state of the art … Continue reading

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Record 4.3 million trips made on Metro with Pop Pay As You Go

There were a record 4.3 million trips made on the Tyne and Wear Metro using Pop Pay As You Go in 2023 according to new figures released by Nexus. Not only are these passengers saving money when compared to buying … Continue reading

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More Metro modernisation works in early 2024

The first three months of 2024 are set to see more investment in infrastructure on the Tyne and Wear Metro with Nexus warning passengers to check before they travel as there will be a number of line closures. These will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Sunderland Station southern entrance

December 2023 saw the new southern entrance to Sunderland Station opened. A £16.3 million project to transform the transport hub has been ongoing with the hope that it will prove to be a catalyst to create business and further investment … Continue reading

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And still Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality comes down

There can be little doubt that the sooner the new Stadler Tyne and Wear Metro trains are ready for service the better when you take a look at the latest punctuality figures which show the percentages continuing to fall.

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