Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Record results for Tyne and Wear Metro passenger satisfaction survey

The latest survey of passenger satisfaction on the Tyne and Wear Metro has given record results more than 750 who were questioned giving the network eight out of 10 – the highest level since May 2014. The frontline teams on … Continue reading

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Free travel for children on the Metro!

Children under 11 will be able to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shield Ferry for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Up to three children will be able to travel with an adult in an … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality down

The punctuality figures on the Tyne and Wear Metro have fallen in both of the last two four week periods although despite that they are still at a reltaively high rate. The latest data covers the periods between 2nd and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Timelapse video released of demolition work at Gosforth Depot

Nexus have released a timelapse video of the demolition work which has taken place at the Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth Depot from the start of work last winter. The video showcases the first six months of the project to … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Howdon Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro

As part of the major investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro which will see a complete fleet of new trains introduced in the coming years and the original depot at Gosforth being redeveloped, a new temporary second depot as … Continue reading

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Official Tyne and Wear Metro merchandise available now!

Have you ever wanted a Tyne and Wear Metro tea towel or even a branded face mask? Well, if you have now is your chance as Nexus have just launched an online shop for various items of merchandise – all … Continue reading

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£56 million more committed by government to support English light rail

The Department for Transport have announced a further £56 million worth of funding for tram and light rail systems in England (outside of London) to help the operators continue to operate services as restrictions start to be eased across the … Continue reading

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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New Metro fleet to be showcased at Light Rail Conference

The fifteenth UK Light Rail Conference, which took place in mid-July in Gateshead, provided the ideal opportunity for Nexus to showcase its Metro Futures project including the introduction of a complete new fleet of trains being built by Stadler.

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Nexus unveil final interior design of new Metro trains

Nexus has finalised the design options for the interior of the new Stadler built trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro network after one of the most far-reaching public consultations the global rail industry has seen. 23,000 responses were received … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys for 2020/21 see dramatic fall

In possibly not the most shocking news of the year the latest light rail data released for the Department for Transport has shown a drastic fall in passenger journeys with an overall decrease of 69% ranging from 57.4% on London … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro gets £1.66 million extra support from DfT

Nexus, operators of the Tyne and Wear Metro, have announced that they have received a further £1.66 million in funding from the government which will help services to be sustained until 19th July. The previous funding package, announced in March, … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro appoint new Operations Director

John Alexander has been appointed as the new Operations Director of the Tyne and Wear Metro, bringing with him 30 years of experience in the rail industry, including the last ten years as manager of Northern Rail’s Heaton Depot in … Continue reading

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Metro performance down

Another four week performance period for the Tyne and Wear Metro and a fall in the number of trains running on time both in comparison with the previous period as well as the same time last year.

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Contractor appointed for track dualling project on Tyne and Wear Metro

Buckingham Group Contracting Limited has won a tender worth £55 million to dual three key sections of track between Pelaw and Bede, creating the capacity for an extra 24,000 passenger journeys each day on the Tyne and Wear Metro. This … Continue reading

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Metro punctuality increases

The latest four week period of performance statistics for the Tyne and Wear Metro have been released and its good news for those who travelled on the network between 28th February and 31st March as they show that more trains … Continue reading

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1,000 metres of overhead comes down on Tyne and Wear Metro

As if to prove that it isn’t just the West Midlands Metro who have overhead problems, the Tyne and Wear Metro branch to the Airport was suspended on Monday 10th May after a suspected lightning strike brought down 1,000 metres … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro in wool and Meccano!

What do you do in lockdown when everything is closed and you have to entertain yourself? It would appear that if you are in the northeast you use the Tyne and Wear Metro as inspiration – with one of the … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on operating systems across the British Isles

As restrictions continue to be eased we thought it was time to bring another summary of what services are being operated on tram and light rail systems across the British Isles. This is just the “public service” systems and doesn’t … Continue reading

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