Category Archives: Tyne and Wear Metro

Metro Flow project officially gets underway

The Metro Flow project – which will see three sections of track between Pelaw and Bede on the Tyne and Wear Metro doubled to increase service frequencies, reduce journey times and improve reliability – has officially got underway at a … Continue reading

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Artists sought for art works on Metro’s new trains

Nexus has just launched a major new arts commission for the Tyne and Wear Metro with artists wanted to create large-scale new works for the interiors of 46 new trains currently being bult by Stadler and due to start entering … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro fare changes on the way

The latest system to announce revised fares for 2022 is the Tyne and Wear Metro with Nexus confirming that the new fares will be in place from 1st April 2022. Whilst making a point that adult fares using Pop Pay … Continue reading

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Performance continues to fall on the Tyne and Wear Metro

In the last performance article on the Tyne and Wear Metro we mentioned how low performance had fallen – but if that was low then what does that make the latest set of figures with a further 2% decrease seeing … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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Final assembly starts on new Tyne & Wear Metro trains

The quick progress being made on the construction of 46 new trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro is continuing with the final assembly of the first of the trains now underway – coming just a few weeks after the … Continue reading

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Down goes performance on the Tyne & Wear Metro

There are falls in performance and then there are Tyne and Wear Metro falls in performance – the latest “How are we doing?” poster has recently been added to stations across the network and it doesn’t make pleasant reading if … Continue reading

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E-scooters banned from TfL and Tyne & Wear Metro

Both Transport for London and Nexus have recently confirmed that privately owned e-scooters (and e-unicycles) are to be banned from services under their jurisdiction due to safety concerns caused by recent fires on TfL premises. The ban will come into … Continue reading

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Nexus help out with maintenance at Beamish!

Every so often the two sides of tram and light rail in the UK come together – we’re talking about the heritage and the modern as Nexus have recently helped out with some maintenance at Beamish. Staff from the Tyne … Continue reading

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Christmas comes to the Tyne & Wear Metro!

Two Tyne & Wear Metro stations in Newcastle and Sunderland have had a festive makeover with the iconic yellow and black Metro cubes gaining a touch of Christmas sparkle. The station cubes at Monument and Park Lane Interchange have received … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Let it Snow – Tyne & Wear Metro edition!

Weather wise the end of November’s “highlight” was the high winds of Storm Arwen but at the same time there was also some snowfall in various parts of the UK. One system which was affected was the Tyne and Wear … Continue reading

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First bodyshell completed for Tyne and Wear Metro’s new trains

A significant milestone has been reached in the new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro with the very first bodyshell having been completed at Stadler’s factory in Switzerland. One of 46 new trains being built by Stadler as … Continue reading

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First phase of Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth Depot completed

The first phase of the redevelopment of Gosforth Depot on the Tyne and Wear Metro has now been completed which will allow further demolition work to get underway as the project continues. The £70 million project is being undertaken by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Delays continue on Tyne & Wear Metro and in Blackpool

Storm Arwen may now have blown away but its after effects are still being felt with both the Tyne and Wear Metro and Blackpool Tramway in particular seeing ongoing disruption as at the evening of Monday 29th November. Whilst things … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality down

The latest punctuality figures released by the Tyne and Wear Metro on posters put up at stations across the network have shown that punctuality has again fallen – both in comparison with the previous four weeks and the same period … Continue reading

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Safer Streets funding to go towards making Metro even safer to travel on

A new £800,000 investment in CCTV, Metro safety volunteers, increased lighting and a new reporting app is aiming to make travel safer for women and other passengers as well as visitors to local parks following a award to the Northumbria … Continue reading

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New apprentices start at Nexus

Ten new apprentices – aged between 16 and 20 – have started new careers with Nexus following an extensive recruitment campaign earlier in 2021. They will be trained in a variety of different roles, including track and signalling engineers, project … Continue reading

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More frontline staff on the Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro is moving more frontline staff onto both stations and trains to care for customers with them also being available for longer each day and with a new more visible look. Passengers on the Metro have … Continue reading

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Drone technology in use to aid Metro maintenance work

The Tyne and Wear Metro have recently started to use drone technology to help maintain the network with drones providing a live video-feed to an operator, who then uses special software with more accuracy than the human eye to identify … Continue reading

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