Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Another upgrade in the Metro control room

£8.8 million is to be invested in the upgrade of equipment contained in the Tyne and Wear Metro control room to monitor and control key assets on the network. This is part of the continued modernisation of the Metro with … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro extension could be a step closer

The Tyne and Wear Metro could be set to get bigger in the coming years after North East Mayor Kim McGuinness confirmed funding was available to develop a business case. This could see the network extended to Washington as part … Continue reading

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Out and About: Tyne & Wear Metro – March 2024

We have a single image for this “Out and About” as we go to the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Metro stained glass artwork back at Monkseaton station

The colourful “Beach and Shipyards” art installation – a stained glass art work – is back in pride of place at Monkseaton Tyne and Wear Metro station following an extensive restoration to take it back to its former glory.

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Tyne and Wear Metro inspires new travel book about the northeast of England

Metroland: The people, places and history encountered via the Tyne and Wear Metro is a new travel book which uses the Metro network as the basis to take a trip around the region looking to the past, present and future. … Continue reading

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Metro to sell lost property in aid of charity

Property which has been left on the Tyne and Wear Metro over the past two years is set to go on sale at Tynemouth Station on Sunday 30th June. Proceeds from the sale will go towards Nexus’s chosen charity of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 555 004 on Tyne and Wear Metro testing

Daylight testing of the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been continuing over the past few weeks and after 555 005 had been dominating the regular test runs it has recently been joined by 555 004 which … Continue reading

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New glazing being installed at Whitley Bay

The restoration project at Whitley Bay Tyne and Wear Metro station has reached an important stage with the start of the installation of new glazing into the canopy. Its all part of a £5.3 million project to restore the canopy … Continue reading

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Two more new units arrive on the Tyne and Wear Metro

There are now nine of the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro in northeast England after 555 002 and 555 021 made the lengthy journey from mainland Europe, arriving onto Metro metals on 18th June 2024.

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More Metrocars scrapped

The wait for the new Stadler bult trains to enter service on the Tyne and Wear Metro may be continuing (although we have at least seen daylight testing get underway) but that has not stopped more of the original Metrocars … Continue reading

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Stadler reach half way point in construction of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Stadler have confirmed that they have now finished construction of half of the planned fleet of new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. 23 of the 46 trains have been completed in Switzerland with seven so far having been … Continue reading

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Operation Coastwatch returns to tackle anti-social behaviour on the Metro

Nexus in partnership with Northumbria Police and North Tyneside Council have launched another year of Operation Coastwatch. This will see extra patrols along the North Tyneside coast throughout the summer in a bid to tackle disorder and anti-social behaviour.

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Metro performance goes over 80%

If you would say that over eight out of ten trains were arriving on time you’d usually think that’s not brilliant but when it’s the Tyne and Wear Metro and performance has been as low as six out of ten … Continue reading

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Out and About: Tyne and Wear Metro – February 2024

In this edition of “Out and About” we have a Valentine’s Day visit to the Tyne and Wear Metro with an old love still continuing to operate the service.

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Nexus hand over £9000 charity donation after a year of fundraising

As with many large businesses across the UK, each year Nexus nominate a charity of the year with their employees fundraising throughout the year to raise money for the organisation. The 2023/4 charity for Nexus employees was Daft As A … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New trains on test on Tyne and Wear Metro

As we reported earlier this month, Wednesday 15th May 2024 saw the start of daylight testing for the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains when 555 005 was let out in between the service on the coastal route between Newcastle … Continue reading

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New Metro trains starting daylight testing!

Up until now the only daylight sightings of the trains being built to run on the Tyne and Wear Metro have been of them stabled at the depot (or in various railway yards as they made their way to the … Continue reading

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New training tool boosts Metro level crossing safety awareness

Children and young people will be taught about the dangers of misusing level crossings on the Tyne and Wear Metro network after the introduction of a new and interactive training tool at the SafetyWorks teaching centre in Newcastle. The new … Continue reading

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Metro performance reduces again

We’re probably being a broken record here but the latest performance statistics released for the Tyne and Wear Metro show that once again performance has fallen – that’s both in comparison with the previous four weeks as well as the … Continue reading

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New poetry now displayed on the Metro

Following on from last year’s annual National Poetry Day competition, Longbenton Metro station is now home to the winning poems for all to enjoy. 317 entries were received by Nexus on the theme of “Journey” and now four are now … Continue reading

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