Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

New book looks back at 40 years of the Metro

A local author has written a new book on the Tyne and Wear Metro which celebrates 40 years of the network after he was inspired by his late father who worked as an engineer on the project. “The Tyne and … Continue reading

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Nexus launch new Pop Card for 19-21 year olds

Anyone aged between 19 and 21 who travels on the Tyne and Wear Metro will now be able to get discounted travel following the launch of a new Pay As You Go product – Pop19-21. This card is aimed at … Continue reading

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Community leaders back Metro Flow project

Council leaders and traders in South Tyneside have given their backing to the Metro Flow project which will see sections of the Tyne and Wear Metro track doubled allowing for an increase in frequency and thus capacity to help get … Continue reading

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Nexus staff take a look at Stadler’s Switzerland plant where new Metro trains will be assembled

A team of staff from Nexus have recently headed over to Switzerland to take a look at Stadler’s St Margrethen plant where the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro are set to be constructed with the … Continue reading

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Over 1.2 million journeys made using Metro’s Pop blue card

Introduced by Nexus in 2018, the Pop Blue smartcard for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has proved to be very popular with more than 1.2 million journeys recorded. The idea of the introduction of the card was to … Continue reading

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Seats for new Metro trains arrive in north-east

The first samples of the seats that will be installed in the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro have arrived in the region and they have now been stored by Nexus along with the life-sized Metro cab mock-up, … Continue reading

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Metro performance on the up

The latest performance statistics poster for the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently been put up at stations across the network and it shows that performance has increased on both the previous four weeks and the same time last year.

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Confirmation of four more Metro trains ordered

Nexus have now confirmed the additional order of four trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro network to bring the total that Stadler are manufacturing for the network to 46. An initial order of 42 was announced last year and … Continue reading

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Another north-eastern company appointed by Stadler in construction of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Since the time that Stadler were announced as the winning bidder for the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro instead of Hitachi who had a factory in the north-east they have been keen to show how … Continue reading

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Careers open day for Tyne and Wear Metro

There will be a chance to find out all about the various careers on the Tyne and Wear Metro later this month with a special careers day taking place in Newcastle City Centre. The open day will be on Tuesday … Continue reading

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New Metro depot helps to protect rare species of butterfly

The new, temporary, Tyne and Wear Metro at Howdon is not only the home every night to a selection of Metrocars but also has a special conservation area included to help protect a rare species of butterfly. During the planning … Continue reading

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Extra Metro services for the Great North Run

The Great North Run is back for 2021 and the Tyne and Metro is once again going to be the best way to see the race with extra trains due to be running until early evening on Sunday 12th September. … Continue reading

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Down goes performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro

The latest performance data for the Tyne and Wear Metro has shown a further decline – both in comparison to the previous four weeks as well as the same time in 2020. No reasons have been given for the fall … Continue reading

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Take the Metro and go for a walk!

If you’re looking for something to do in the northeast during the brighter and warmer summer weather then you could do worse than head to the Nexus website where you can combine a trip on the Metro with a walk. … Continue reading

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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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