Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

First phase of Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth Depot completed

The first phase of the redevelopment of Gosforth Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro has now been completed which will allow further demolition work to get underway as the project continues. The £70 million project is being undertaken by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Delays continue on Tyne & Wear Metro and in Blackpool

Storm Arwen may now have blown away but its after effects are still being felt with both the Tyne and Wear Metro and Blackpool Tramway in particular seeing ongoing disruption as at the evening of Monday 29th November. Whilst things … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality down

The latest punctuality figures released by the Tyne and Wear Metro on posters put up at stations across the network have shown that punctuality has again fallen – both in comparison with the previous four weeks and the same period … Continue reading

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Safer Streets funding to go towards making Metro even safer to travel on

A new £800,000 investment in CCTV, Metro safety volunteers, increased lighting and a new reporting app is aiming to make travel safer for women and other passengers as well as visitors to local parks following a award to the Northumbria … Continue reading

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New apprentices start at Nexus

Ten new apprentices – aged between 16 and 20 – have started new careers with Nexus following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier in 2021. They will be trained in a variety of different roles, including track and signalling engineers, project … Continue reading

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More frontline staff on the Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro is moving more frontline staff onto both stations and trains to care for customers with them also being available for longer each day and with a new more visible look. Passengers on the Metro have … Continue reading

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Drone technology in use to aid Metro maintenance work

The Tyne and Wear Metro have recently started to use drone technology to help maintain the network with drones providing a live video-feed to an operator, who then uses special software with more accuracy than the human eye to identify … Continue reading

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New sidings energised at Gosforth Depot

The first phase of the new Tyne and Wear Depot at Gosforth – the old depot at the same site is being redeveloped as part of the major investment which will include the fleet of new trains being built by … Continue reading

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Free parking for three months at four Metro Park and Ride sites

There will be free car parking at four park and ride sites on the Tyne and Wear Metro network for three months from Monday 1st November as part of a scheme to attract back more passengers after lockdown. The Nexus … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 snap up new Pop 19-21 card for travel on Tyne and Wear Metro

More than 1,000 young people are now benefitting from a 30% discount on the Tyne and Wear Metro – less than a month since the new Pop 19-21 card was introduced to give them discounted travel on the network.

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School children to be given chance to design their own Metro train

Local school children in the northeast are getting the chance to showcase their design work on the Tyne and Wear Metro system as part of a new competition to inspire a new generation of train designers. Primary school children in … Continue reading

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Little change in Tyne and Wear Metro performance

Ever since we started these little updates on the Tyne and Wear Metro – taken from posters put up at stations on the network – there has usually been a fair amount of change either in comparison to the previous … Continue reading

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Five Metro trains to be made available for community groups

Local communities are being asked to put their proposals forward for new uses for five of the original Metrocars which will be withdrawn from service on the Tyne and Wear Metro network from 2023. Nexus are looking for creative and … Continue reading

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New book looks back at 40 years of the Metro

A local author has written a new book on the Tyne and Wear Metro which celebrates 40 years of the network after he was inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project. “The Tyne and … Continue reading

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Nexus launch new Pop Card for 19-21 year olds

Anyone aged between 19 and 21 who travels on the Tyne and Wear Metro will now be able to get discounted travel following the launch of a new Pay As You Go product – Pop19-21. This card is aimed at … Continue reading

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Community leaders back Metro Flow project

Council leaders and traders in South Tyneside have given their backing to the Metro Flow project which will see sections of the Tyne and Wear Metro track doubled allowing for an increase in frequency and thus capacity to help get … Continue reading

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Nexus staff take a look at Stadler’s Switzerland plant where new Metro trains will be assembled

A team of staff from Nexus have recently headed over to Switzerland to take a look at Stadler’s St Margrethen plant where the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro are set to be constructed with the … Continue reading

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Over 1.2 million journeys made using Metro’s Pop blue card

Introduced by Nexus in 2018, the Pop Blue smartcard for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has proved to be very popular with more than 1.2 million journeys recorded. The idea of the introduction of the card was to … Continue reading

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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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