Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Metro performance goes over 80%

If you would say that over eight out of ten trains were arriving on time you’d usually think that’s not brilliant but when it’s the Tyne and Wear Metro and performance has been as low as six out of ten … Continue reading

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Out and About: Tyne and Wear Metro – February 2024

In this edition of “Out and About” we have a Valentine’s Day visit to the Tyne and Wear Metro with an old love still continuing to operate the service.

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Nexus hand over £9000 charity donation after a year of fundraising

As with many large businesses across the UK, each year Nexus nominate a charity of the year with their employees fundraising throughout the year to raise money for the organisation. The 2023/4 charity for Nexus employees was Daft As A … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New trains on test on Tyne and Wear Metro

As we reported earlier this month, Wednesday 15th May 2024 saw the start of daylight testing for the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains when 555 005 was let out in between the service on the coastal route between Newcastle … Continue reading

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New Metro trains starting daylight testing!

Up until now the only daylight sightings of the trains being built to run on the Tyne and Wear Metro have been of them stabled at the depot (or in various railway yards as they made their way to the … Continue reading

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New training tool boosts Metro level crossing safety awareness

Children and young people will be taught about the dangers of misusing level crossings on the Tyne and Wear Metro network after the introduction of a new and interactive training tool at the SafetyWorks teaching centre in Newcastle. The new … Continue reading

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Metro performance reduces again

We’re probably being a broken record here but the latest performance statistics released for the Tyne and Wear Metro show that once again performance has fallen – that’s both in comparison with the previous four weeks as well as the … Continue reading

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New poetry now displayed on the Metro

Following on from last year’s annual National Poetry Day competition, Longbenton Metro station is now home to the winning poems for all to enjoy. 317 entries were received by Nexus on the theme of “Journey” and now four are now … Continue reading

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Pop Pay As You Go to provide bigger discounts on the Metro

Passengers travelling on the Tyne and Wear Metro are being urged to switch from paper tickets to Pop Pay As You Go to enjoy even greater discounts on their tickets following increases in other Metro fares as from 1st April … Continue reading

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Designer of the Metro typeface visits Newcastle

Margaret Calvert has visited Newcastle for the first time to see the results of her work in the late 1970s to design a typeface for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Margaret travelled up from her London home on Tuesday 26th … Continue reading

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Cullercoats Metro station bridge reopens

Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro can once again use the footbridge at Cullercoats station after work on its restoration was completed. The £579,000 project saw the Victorian era footbridge strengthened with new steelwork with the outer wooden panels … Continue reading

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Two more new units arrive for Tyne and Wear Metro

Testing of the Stadler built trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro may seem to have stalled but that hasn’t stopped two more units being delivered – the first to arrive in the northeast in 2024. 555 001 and 555 … Continue reading

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Operation Coastwatch to return on the Metro

A major operation aimed at reducing antisocial behaviour on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to return this summer. Operation Coastwatch is a joint operation with North Tyneside Council working alongside Northumbria Police and Nexus and will run from April … Continue reading

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South Shields FC help Metro celebrate 40 years

South Shields FC – who play at the 1st Cloud Arena stadium which is right next to the Tyne and Wear Metro station at Bede – have taken a break from their promotion push from the Vanarama National League North … Continue reading

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Metro celebrates 40 years in South Tyneside

Opening in March 1984, the Tyne and Wear Metro line to South Shields is now celebrating 40 years of operation with the occasion marked with a special birthday cake cutting ceremony at South Shields Interchange.

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More Tyne and Wear Metro overhead works to lead to service change

The Tyne and Wear Metro between Benton and North Shields is to close between 8th and 14th April as part of the continued major investment in the network’s infrastructure. 5.6km of overhead line will be replaced during this closure whilst … Continue reading

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And still the poor performance continues on the Tyne and Wear Metro

It does sound a bit like a stuck record but the latest performance poster for the Tyne and Wear Metro shows that the number of trains running on time remains at a low level. The fact that the service isn’t … Continue reading

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Metro engineering works this Easter

Passengers aiming to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro network over the Easter weekend are being reminded that major modernization works will be taking place which will see no trains running between Heworth and South Gosforth from Friday 29th … Continue reading

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Nexus celebrates wins at the Rail Business Awards

Nexus have been rewarded for an excellent year of achievements by winning at the Rail Business Awards which took place last month in Manchester. This event is for the UK rail industry and highlights the achievements of railways across the … Continue reading

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More rail replacement to come on Tyne and Wear Metro

The next stage of rail replacement works on the Tyne and Wear Metro will get underway later this month as the track in the tunnels beneath Newcastle City Centre is treated as part of a £3.4 million project. The rail … Continue reading

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