Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Calls made to Government for continued transport support

Local politicians in the north-east have joined other leaders of City Regions across England in writing to the Government asking for a commitment to extra support for transport – including the Tyne and Wear Metro. As things stand at the … Continue reading

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Work starts on redevelopment of South Gosforth Depot

Work has started on the £70 million development of South Gosforth Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro with contractors have started to remove large sections of track and overhead line.

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Smartphone app launched to showcase rebuild of Gosforth Depot

VolkerFitzpatrick – who have been contracted by Stadler to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth – have developed a new smartphone app which will be able to keep the local community up-to-date with the £70 million project. … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro’s 40th anniversary to be celebrated with online event

A special online lunchtime event will be taking place on Wednesday 24th February with the former boss of Nexus Mike Parker and the current Director General Tobyn Hughes in conversation about the Tyne and Wear Metro network. This free event … Continue reading

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New Head of Infrastructure Delivery appointed at Nexus

A newly created role at Nexus, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, has been taken by long-serving member of staff Emma Gardener it has been announced. This role will see Emma leading maintenance work across the Tyne and Wear Metro network.

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Tyne and Wear Metro parking can now be paid for by app

Six car parks across the Tyne and Wear Metro network are now accepting payment via the PayByPhone smartphone app as the latest move towards a Covid secure environment on the network is announced.

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Stadler pledge to support local businesses in Metro contract

Stadler, the company who won the contract to build the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear alongside a new maintenance contract and the rebuilding of South Gosforth, have confirmed they will be “making localism a key tent … Continue reading

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Nexus on the look out for new apprentices

Nexus – who amongst their other responsibilities owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro – is looking for ten new apprentices in various different areas of their business. With roles in the infrastructure section of the Metro and the … Continue reading

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Overhead line works to close Metro services in central Newcastle for two weeks in February

All Tyne and Wear Metro services through central Newcastle and Gateshead will be suspended between Monday 15th and Sunday 28th February to allow for the replacement of the overhead wires. No trains will run between Heworth and Regent Centre/Four Lane … Continue reading

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New fares announced for Tyne and Wear Metro

The delayed fares review for the Tyne and Wear Metro – as well as the Shields Ferry – has now taken place with an overall rise in line with the cost of living, although many of the savings offered to … Continue reading

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Tram and light rail related face masks

Its become one of the most sought after accessories (and a necessity if you’re going anywhere) – the face mask to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Many companies have launched special ranges of face masks (far be from us … Continue reading

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Latest Tyne and Wear Metro performance stats released

The latest revised “How are we doing?” poster from the Tyne and Wear Metro has been released with this one covering the four weeks from 8th November to 5th December 2020.

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In Pictures: More snow on the Tyne & wear Metro

Its that time of the year where snow has a knack of falling which gives us all – on our daily exercise as we continue through lockdown no. 3 – the chance to get some slightly different photo opportunities. A … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver training on the Tyne and Wear Metro

At the end of November 2020, the Tyne and Wear Metro introduced a revised timetable with fewer trains running to allow for a backlog of driver training to take place. The driver school is now well underway and they have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snow on the Tyne and Wear Metro

More snow pictures for you! This time around we head to the north east and the Tyne and Wear Metro with just a light dusting having fallen on South Gosforth Depot. As we’ve reported over the past few months this … Continue reading

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Metro drivers get look at new trains through virtual reality

Drivers on the Tyne and Wear Metro have got their first look at the new trains with Stadler – the builders of the new trains – providing virtual reality headsets. These allow drivers to see the inside of the cabs … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2020/21

Its been a year like no other and with restrictions and social distancing still in place the Christmas and New Year period will also be different but despite that there will still be services in operation across the various operating … Continue reading

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Howdon Depot is operational

The temporary Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Howdon in North Tyneside has officially become operational following the completion of work to create a new facility on a former landfill site. The depot will be used initially for the maintenance … Continue reading

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Last remaining Nexus Travelshops to remain closed

Nexus have announced that their six remaining Travelshops at bus and Metro stations will not be reopening, having initially closed at the start of the pandemic overnight on 23rd March. It is said that they are no longer needed as … Continue reading

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Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Tyne and Wear Metro

Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro will be able to use their Smartphones to travel on the system after a unique partnership between Google Play and Nexus. The new technology has been enabled on all Android smartphones so that … Continue reading

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