Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Paper tickets to see rise on Metro as Pay as you Go is frozen

Its that time of year when confirmation is given of fare changes from the new year and the latest light rail system to announce their fares is the Tyne and Wear Metro. Anyone who uses a Pop Pay as you … Continue reading

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Approval given for temporary Metro depot

A new – and temporary – depot is to be built for the Tyne and Wear Metro whilst the current depot at South Gosforth is rebuilt. The new depot will be at Howdon and will be used for overnight maintenance … Continue reading

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Communications failure causing Metro suspension

A Saturday morning in the lead up to Christmas is normally a time when public transport in major cities can except to be very busy as people head out to do their shopping. Alas on Saturday 24th November anyone wanting … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro promotes itself as cycle friendly

The Tyne & Wear Metro has just extended the areas of the system you can take a bike on board the trains off peak as they continue to promote themselves as a cycle friendly system. Bikes can now be taken … Continue reading

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Extra funding announced for Metro fleet maintenance

An extra £900,000 in funding is to be invested by Nexus into the ongoing maintenance of the current fleet of the Tyne and Wear Metro to try and attempt to improve reliability of the nearly 40 year old year vehicles.

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In Pictures: Metro services return to South Shields

Tyne and Wear Metro services returned to South Shields on Sunday 4th November following the conclusion of the latest stage of works in connection with the £21 million new transport interchange, due to open in 2019. All services had been … Continue reading

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Half a million passengers use Metro for summer events

The popularity of the Tyne and Wear Metro with passengers to get around the local area during special events has once again be shown with half a million extra journeys estimated to have been taken over the summer. Events including … Continue reading

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Five bidders shortlisted for new Tyne & Wear Metro trains

For the first time since the Tyne and Wear Metro opened in the early 1980s there is to be a new fleet of trains with the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain the new trains recently revealed by … Continue reading

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Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport hit all time high

More passengers than ever are travelling by Tyne and Wear Metro to Newcastle Airport according to new figures released by Nexus. Almost 1 million journeys were made in the year up to March 2018 with officials stating this is down … Continue reading

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Progress on new South Shields transport interchange

The new £21 million bus and Tyne and Wear Metro interchange at South Shields is progressing with the roof now having been installed. The project to build the new interchange started earlier this year and is Phase Two of the … Continue reading

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South Shields Metro station closed for five weeks

Continued modernisation works on the Tyne and Wear Metro has seen the station at South Shields closed for five weeks whilst platform 2 at Chichester will be closed for six months from the start of November. A new bus and … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro disruption caused by power failure

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro were partially suspended on Thursday 11th October after a major power failure. No trains were able to run through South Gosforth and Newcastle City Centre to Heworth or the Airport from just after … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week, including one which gives further coverage of one of our recent news stories about the tracklaying on the latest Metrolink extension:

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you to take a look at this week:

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This week on British Trams Online

Two more Photo Galleries for you this week including a British Trams Online debut:

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