Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Strike action on the way for Tyne and Wear Metro

The dispute between members of the RMT and Nexus, operators of the Tyne and Wear Metro, has escalated once again with the union announcing they will be going on a two day strike on two days in the lead up … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Adverts return to Tyne and Wear Metro

Ever since the Tyne and Wear Metro vehicles went through their last refurbishment in the first part of this decade the fleet has been in uniform fleet livery (more or less, an advert livery does still exist on one of … Continue reading

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New appointments at Nexus

Its been a busy time for appointments at Nexus with both a new Chief Operating Officer and a Head of Maintenance Delivery announced in their new roles. Martin Kearney, most recently Chief Officer for Train and Ferry Operations at Transdev … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro South Gosforth Depot

For the final edition of Picture in Time in 2019 we head back to the South Gosforth Open Day of the Tyne and Wear Metro for a general view of the outside sidings.

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(More) Disruption on the way for Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro are warning passengers that from Sunday 1st December services will be affected by the start of an overtime ban by members of the RMT and ASLEF unions. This ban all stems from the previously announced … Continue reading

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One millionth passenger welcomed to South Shields Interchange

The start of November saw the new transport interchange at South Shields welcome its millionth passenger – less than two months since it opened. This brings the interchange well on the way to hitting its expected 7.5 million passengers a … Continue reading

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Apprentices appointed on Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus’ apprentice scheme is going from strength to strength as they seek to address the dual challenges of an ageing workforce and a national engineering skills shortage. 54 apprentices have been employed since 2013 with most going on to secure … Continue reading

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Metro fares to rise but new family ticket to be introduced

2020 fare announcements just keep on a coming! The latest system to make their announcement is the Tyne and Wear Metro where there will, once again, be fare increases with Single and Day tickets set to rise by 10p but … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4075

In this latest edition of Picture in Time we are again looking at a Metro Car seen during the 30th anniversary Open Day at South Gosforth Depot.

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Metro performance stats out – at least they’re better than last year!

You may well be getting a bit bored reading about the continued travails of the service on the Tyne and Wear Metro (probably not as much as those trying to travel on it each day though!) but the latest performance … Continue reading

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Nexus find extra cash – two more years of services at current level now possible

We recently brought the news that Nexus were concerned that without a major input of extra cash they would not be able to operate the service at the current levels (Tyne and Wear Metro, ferries and buses) beyond 2021 but … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4055

We are heading back to the 30th anniversary depot open day at the Tyne and Wear Metro facility in South Gosforth for this latest look into the archives.

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15% pay rise rejected by Tyne & Wear Metro drivers

Strike action could be on the cards on the Tyne and Wear Metro after drivers represented by the RMT and ASLEF unions rejected a proposed pay rise of 15% over two years; on top of the usual cost of living … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro continues to have problems

The next performance poster of the Tyne and Wear Metro is likely to be fairly interesting as there remains fairly regular service disruption, if their own Twitter feed is in anyway accurate.

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4049

Today’s dip in the archives sees us return to the Tyne and Wear Metro as we continue to look around the depot during the 30th anniversary depot anniversary.

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Performance goes down on Tyne and Wear Metro

After a couple of months where performance has remained at 85% on the Tyne and Wear Metro the latest four week period has shown a fall to 82% – which although a decrease from the previous period does show a … Continue reading

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Nexus warn of risks to future Metro services as a result of fall in revenue

Nexus have issued a warning that they are only able to guarantee current service levels on the Tyne and Wear Metro, the Shields ferry and those bus routes they operate until 2021 with the continued challenging financial climate they are … Continue reading

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More days to forget for the Tyne and Wear Metro

It looks as if the Tyne and Wear Metro isn’t a fan of the clocks going back as ever since they changed there seems to have been issue after issue affecting the service from the overhead coming down, trains not … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and War Metro 4025

Today’s archive photo again comes from the 30th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro and their open day at South Gosforth Depot.

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Nexus an award winner for campaign encouraging Spice Girls concert goers to use the Metro

It may not be the most eye-catching of headlines but Nexus are celebrating after winning a marketing award for their campaign encouraging those attended the Spice Girls concerts in Sunderland to use the Tyne and Wear Metro. The award was … Continue reading

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