Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Metro fares review delayed

The annual fares review for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been delayed with new fares now being introduced from the start of April 2021 instead of the usual January. The delay has been agreed to allow Nexus … Continue reading

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First test train arrives at temporary Metro depot

The first train has entered the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new temporary depot at Howdon on test as preparations for its opening continue at a pace. The depot – on the site of an old landfill site – has been … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance remains constant again

The latest performance statistics of the Tyne and Wear Metro have been released on posters at stations and show that it is exactly as it was in the previous 4 week period!

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Winter timetable to be introduced on Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that they will be introducing a reduced frequency winter timetabled from Sunday 29th November as they catch up with driver training which had to be halted earlier this year during lockdown. Despite the … Continue reading

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Tram Operations Limited named Operator of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards

Its the Global Award ceremony where most of the winners seem to come from the UK but the winners have again been announced for the annual Global Light Rail Awards with the “big” Operator of the Year prize going to … Continue reading

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Metro cube goes on display at London’s design museum

One of the iconic Metro cubes from the Tyne and Wear Metro can currently be seen in London as part of an exhibition celebrating the work of pioneering graphic designer Margaret Calvert at the Design Museum.

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New under 16s smartcard launched by Nexus

A new and easy way to pay for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro by the under 16s has been launched by Nexus. The Junior blue smartcard can be bought and topped up online meaning passengers won’t have to … Continue reading

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More DfT funding for English light rail systems

It has been announced that up to a further £67.8 million will be made available to tram and light rail systems across England (outside of London) up to the end of March as part of the latest funding package from … Continue reading

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Metro performance up

The latest poster for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently been put up at station across the network and it shows an increase in performance both from the previous four weeks and also the same period last … Continue reading

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Metro platforms to be readied for new trains

A new £2 million project is now underway to get platforms on the Tyne and Wear Metro network ready for the fleet of new trains which are due to be in service in 2023. With the new trains having a … Continue reading

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Stadler officially take on maintenance of Metro fleet

Stadler is now officially in charge of the maintenance of the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet and Gosforth Depot. The 35 year maintenance contract – which initially encompasses the current fleet of trains before moving on to the new trains … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nexus Learning Centre at South Shields

The new Nexus Learning Centre being built on the site of the old South Shields Metro Station in the town centre is nearing completion although as yet no word from Nexus as to when its first recruits may be heading … Continue reading

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Yellow for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Metro will be finished in a vibrant yellow colour scheme as a nod to the iconic original livery carried on the trains when the system opened 40 years ago. The yellow will be accompanied by black and pale grey along … Continue reading

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Nexus to start biggest ever Metro driver training school

The days of services being cancelled or curtailed on the Tyne and Wear Metro because of driver shortages will hopefully be a thing of the past from next spring after the announcement of the biggest ever driver training school since … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance remains consistent

Another four week period has been and gone on the Tyne and Wear Metro which had led to the latest performance poster being put up at stations across the network – and it again shows a consistent service with 84% … Continue reading

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Anti-social behaviour crackdown on Tyne & Wear Metro

Northumbria Police and Nexus have teamed up for a major anti-social behaviour crackdown on the Tyne and Wear Metro to both protect and educate passengers on the network. Operation Hermes took place over a two day period in late August … Continue reading

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Nexus staff raise over £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Nexus have raised a total of £12,675 for the Alzheimer’s Society with a virtual check presentation recently taking place to hand the money over. Nexus chose the Alzheimer’s Society as their charity for 2019/20 with various activities taking … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rail replacement works on Tyne & Wear Metro

As we mentioned a few weeks ago weekends during August have seen closures on the Tyne and Wear Metro to allow for some essential track maintenance to take place south of Gateshead. The work is concentrated on the section between … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

It’s been around two months since we last brought you a summary of the service being run on the tram and light rail systems of the British Isles – so its about time we gave a handy update all in … Continue reading

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Play Now! New Metro game to celebrate 40th anniversary

The Tyne and Wear Metro has recently launched a new game to test the knowledge of users of the system, all as part of their revised plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the network. Station Master can be accessed … Continue reading

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