Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

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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Tyne and Wear Metro nominated for five UK Rail Business Awards

Nexus and the Tyne and Wear Metro are in the running for five awards at the forthcoming UK Rail Business Awards with their family price promise, commitment to employee development and involving customers in the design of the new trains … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro services to be suspended Saturday evening and Sunday morning

There will be no services on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Saturday evening (18th February) until 0800 on Sunday morning because of an industrial relations matter affecting the Control Centre. This has seen a small number of staff not … Continue reading

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Track renewals on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Gosforth

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro in the Gosforth area will be suspended for two weekends over the next month to allow for a major programme of track renewal to happen. Tracks – including the junction – will be … Continue reading

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Metro performance goes up!

After a couple of months where performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro seemed to be a downward spiral there is a bit of good news to report as the four weeks over the Christmas and New Year period saw … Continue reading

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Storm Malik leads to major recovery operation on Tyne and Wear Metro

Maintenance workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro were out in force again over the weekend after the network was severely affected by Storm Malik which led to the system being completely suspended on Saturday 29th January. The majority of … Continue reading

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Free parking at four Metro Park and Ride sites to continue

There will be free parking at four Park and Ride sites on the Tyne and Wear Metro until the end of March after Nexus agreed to extend the offer as more people return to travelling on the network after the … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro line closure for works in February

There will be no Tyne and Wear Metro services between St James and Tynemouth between Monday 21st and Friday 25th February to allow a major programme of modernization works to take place. Replacement buses will run throughout this period.

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