Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Seats for new Metro trains arrive in north-east

The first samples of the seats that will be installed in the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro have arrived in the region and they have now been stored by Nexus along with the life-sized Metro cab mock-up, … Continue reading

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Metro performance on the up

The latest performance statistics poster for the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently been put up at stations across the network and it shows that performance has increased on both the previous four weeks and the same time last year.

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Confirmation of four more Metro trains ordered

Nexus have now confirmed the additional order of four trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro network to bring the total that Stadler are manufacturing for the network to 46. An initial order of 42 was announced last year and … Continue reading

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Another north-eastern company appointed by Stadler in construction of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Since the time that Stadler were announced as the winning bidder for the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro instead of Hitachi who had a factory in the north-east they have been keen to show how … Continue reading

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Careers open day for Tyne and Wear Metro

There will be a chance to find out all about the various careers on the Tyne and Wear Metro later this month with a special careers day taking place in Newcastle City Centre. The open day will be on Tuesday … Continue reading

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New Metro depot helps to protect rare species of butterfly

The new, temporary, Tyne and Wear Metro at Howdon is not only the home every night to a selection of Metrocars but also has a special conservation area included to help protect a rare species of butterfly. During the planning … Continue reading

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Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

The Great North Run is back for 2021 and the Tyne and Metro is once again going to be the best way to see the race with extra trains due to be running until early evening on Sunday 12th September. … Continue reading

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Down goes performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro

The latest performance data for the Tyne and Wear Metro has shown a further decline – both in comparison to the previous four weeks as well as the same time in 2020. No reasons have been given for the fall … Continue reading

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Take the Metro and go for a walk!

If you’re looking for something to do in the northeast during the brighter and warmer summer weather then you could do worse than head to the Nexus website where you can combine a trip on the Metro with a walk. … Continue reading

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Record results for Tyne and Wear Metro passenger satisfaction survey

The latest survey of passenger satisfaction on the Tyne and Wear Metro has given record results more than 750 who were questioned giving the network eight out of 10 – the highest level since May 2014. The frontline teams on … Continue reading

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Free travel for children on the Metro!

Children under 11 will be able to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shield Ferry for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Up to three children will be able to travel with an adult in an … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality down

The punctuality figures on the Tyne and Wear Metro have fallen in both of the last two four week periods although despite that they are still at a reltaively high rate. The latest data covers the periods between 2nd and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Timelapse video released of demolition work at Gosforth Depot

Nexus have released a timelapse video of the demolition work which has taken place at the Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth Depot from the start of work last winter. The video showcases the first six months of the project to … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Howdon Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro

As part of the major investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro which will see a complete fleet of new trains introduced in the coming years and the original depot at Gosforth being redeveloped, a new temporary second depot as … Continue reading

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Official Tyne and Wear Metro merchandise available now!

Have you ever wanted a Tyne and Wear Metro tea towel or even a branded face mask? Well, if you have now is your chance as Nexus have just launched an online shop for various items of merchandise – all … Continue reading

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£56 million more committed by government to support English light rail

The Department for Transport have announced a further £56 million worth of funding for tram and light rail systems in England (outside of London) to help the operators continue to operate services as restrictions start to be eased across the … Continue reading

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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New Metro fleet to be showcased at Light Rail Conference

The fifteenth UK Light Rail Conference, which took place in mid-July in Gateshead, provided the ideal opportunity for Nexus to showcase its Metro Futures project including the introduction of a complete new fleet of trains being built by Stadler.

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Nexus unveil final interior design of new Metro trains

Nexus has finalised the design options for the interior of the new Stadler built trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro network after one of the most far-reaching public consultations the global rail industry has seen. 23,000 responses were received … Continue reading

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