Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro performance remains consistent

It’s as you were for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro with the latest performance figures now released showing that 83% of trains arrived on time on the four weeks until 31st March 2019.

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Major track replacement work in Gateshead

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro will be amended over three weekends over the next month as part of a project to replace 1.6km of track between Gateshead Stadium and Felling. The first closure will be over the weekend … Continue reading

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Metro modernisation reaches £300m

Since 2010 more than £300m has been invested in modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro and that is just the start with a new fleet of trains set to arrive from 2021 plus a new bid for more funding is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Change of pairing for unrefurbished Metro Cars

As we mentioned a few weeks ago of the Metro Cars currently in service on the Tyne and Wear Metro there are four which weren’t refurbished and as such can only interwork between themselves. Last time we saw them the … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro wins at UK Rail Business Awards

For long suffering passengers who are delayed regularly it may seem a surprise but the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating after winning at the Rail Business Awards for helping to transport people for a packed programme of events in … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance edges up

The latest four week period of performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has seen a small increase although it is still at a disappointing level, especially for anyone who is trying to get around the region and relying on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Prototype Metro cars in service

When the Tyne Wear Metro fleet went through refurbishment there were four which it was decided wouldn’t enjoy this work, the prototype pair 4001 and 4002 plus 4040 and 4083. These units can only work with each other and currently … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro performance improves but still down on 12 months ago

The continuing travails of reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro have been shown in the latest performance figures as revealed in posters at each station on the network (but not made available on loan). These figures show that in … Continue reading

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Second weekend of bridge replacement works extended by a day

Tyne and Wear Metro services between North Shields and Monkseaton will not run on Monday 11th March it has been announced – adding an extra day to the closure with the second bridge due to be replaced this weekend. As … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Branch Line Society tour Tyne & Wear Metro

The Branch Line Society’s latest tour took place on Sunday 24th February, this time encompassing the Tyne and Wear Metro. The South Gosforth Avoider covered many rarely used sections of track on the network with over seven hours of action … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bridge works start on Tyne & Wear Metro – work overruns

The first of two weekends of partial closure on the Tyne and Wear Metro for bridge replacement didn’t go quite according to plan with the line remaining closed until late afternoon on Monday 4th March causing inevitable disruption for passengers. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Engineering works on Tyne & Wear Metro

On Sunday 17th February a partial closure of the Tyne and Wear Metro was in place to allow trackworks at the South Gosforth junction between the Airport and Coast lines. During this closure no trains were able to run between … Continue reading

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Metro bridges to be replaced

Two Tyne and Wear Metro bridges are to be replaced as part of a £2.5 million project with the work set to take place during March. The two bridges are in Tynemouth and Cullercoats and their replacement will require line … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne & Wear Metro 4086

Concluding our series of images from days gone by of the Tyne and Wear Metro we feature an image today showing that not everything goes according to plan with a double unit in trouble.

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New report states only 68% of Metro trains on time at end of 2018

The continuing travails of passengers wanting to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has hit the headlines in the area again with a new report stating that only 68% of trains were on time in November and December. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tyne & Wear Metro Engineering Work

There was planned engineering work on Tyne & Wear Metro on Sunday 3rd February which saw the line shut between Heworth and Jarrow and from Heworth to Brockley Whins. As is usual during works like this a replacement bus service … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne & Wear Metro 4033

From last week’s image looking at the outside of South Gosforth Depot this week we head inside the building for an image taken during the 30th Anniversary Open Day.

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In Pictures: Snow on Tyne & Wear Metro

It’s not just Manchester which has been hit by snow this week – the Tyne and Wear Metro has also seen fairly significant snow falls although it doesn’t seem to have much of a negative impact on service which has … Continue reading

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Pay as you Go Pop cards show their popularity on Tyne and Wear Metro

The continuing revolution in ticketing on public transport sees no signs of abating with the news that Nexus’ Pay As You Go Pop cards reached a record 1.5 million journeys on the Tyne and Wear Metro during 2018. The flexibility … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems for Tyne & Wear Metro

No sooner had we published a report on the latest performance figures for the Tyne and Wear Metro with mention of overhead problems then another similar problem happens on the network causing widespread suspension on Thursday 24th January.

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