Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus start the search for more apprentices

Nexus are on the look out for nine new apprentices to start in Autumn 2022 – with many of the roles on the Tyne and Wear Metro. With over 90% of apprentices moving either into higher apprenticeships or permanent roles … Continue reading

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Performance up on Tyne & Wear Metro (but poster becomes an advert!)

The latest four weekly performance statistics poster from the Tyne and Wear Metro has again been put up at stations across the network and shows a bit of positive news as it is up from the previous month. Sadly after … Continue reading

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Nexus release statement after major anti social behaviour incident on the Metro

There was a major anti-social behaviour incident on the Tyne and Wear Metro on Saturday 30th April with a shopping trolley was thrown at a moving train by a group of youths. Following this incident Nexus and Northumbria Police released … Continue reading

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Work starts on production of bogies for new Metro trains

Another week and another milestone in the construction of the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Stadler – who are building 46 new trains – have now started manufacture of the first of 276 sets of bogies (each … Continue reading

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Artists selected for Tyne and Wear Metro train interior artwork

Four artists from the north east of England have won the commission to supply artwork to be applied to the interior of the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains after an open call for submissions. Each artist will go on … Continue reading

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New wheel lathe installed at Metro’s redeveloped depot

As the redevelopment of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s Gosforth Depot continues a new state of the art wheel lathe has been installed which will save time and should make train maintenance more efficient. The depot is being developed in … Continue reading

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New exhibition opens on the Tyne and Wear Metro

A new exhibition called Metro Memories which celebrates the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro has opened at The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Featuring photographs, film and interviews with key decision makers along with engineers, designers and many … Continue reading

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Metro performance falls as old style poster returns!

Performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has fallen again in the latest four week period and after a couple of years where there have been no reasons for service problems the poster has returned to its old format where … Continue reading

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Metro passengers urged to switch from paper tickets to save money

Nexus are encouraging passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro to switch from paper tickets to Pop Pay As You Go to save money on the cost of travel across the network. Pop ticket prices will not be increasing in … Continue reading

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New Metro train driving simulator gets the once over

A driving simulator which will be used to train drivers on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains before they are introduced from next year is currently being built in France and a team from the Metro Futures, Learning and … Continue reading

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Metro bridge in North Tyneside to be replaced in £3 million project

This summer is set to see a major Metro bridge replaced as part of a £3 million project which will also create space for better bus links and road freight to North Shields Fish Quay. The Tanners Bank bridge is … Continue reading

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Split of final round of pandemic light rail support confirmed

Last month it was confirmed that bus and light rail operators in the UK would be sharing £150 million of additional funding – the last set of pandemic related funding to help services to continue whilst passenger numbers recover. At … Continue reading

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Performance down again on Tyne and Wear Metro

The latest “How are we doing?” poster has been put up at stations across the Tyne and Wear Metro network and once more performance seems to be on the decrease – both in comparison to the previous four weeks and … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro line to Sunderland celebrates 20 years

The newest section of the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Sunderland line has carried 138 million passenger journeys since it opened on 31st March 2002 giving key connectivity to places of work and leisure.

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New YouTube channel to give unique behind the scenes coverage of the new Metro train fleet

“That Metro Guy” is the name of a new YouTube channel which will give a unique perspective of the new fleet of trains being built by Stadler for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Craig Pearson will be video blogging at … Continue reading

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Pay As You Go Metro travel now available on Android phones

Passengers who travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro now have another way of making payments with Google Pay an option thanks to a new collaboration. People can now load a Pop card into Google Play on their smartphone, and … Continue reading

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Gateshead based company start work on key parts for new Metro train fleet

Turbo Power Systems (TPS), based on the Team Valley, have started work on key components for the new Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet. The company are producing electric converters for the 46 new trains as part of Nexus’ aim … Continue reading

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New Metro automatic sliding step revealed

A new automatic sliding step which will be fitted to the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been unveiled as construction of the first trains continues in Switzerland. The step will transform accessibility on the network by … Continue reading

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Nexus victorious at Rail Business Awards

Nexus and the Tyne & Wear Metro have returned from the Rail Business Awards in London triumphant having been won the Education and Training Excellence Award as well as being highly commended in other categories. The award was made in … Continue reading

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More funding for the DfT for English regional light rail

English bus and light rail operators are to be awarded a further £150 million in funding as part of final phase of pandemic related financial support for the sector from the Department for Transport. This funding is due to last … Continue reading

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