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Metro to star in a new ITV documentary series
A new series for ITV will feature life on the Tyne and Wear Metro – the first time in-depth access has been granted in the Metro’s near 40 year history. The four-part series is the first commission for Leeds based producer Wise Owl Films, a Lime Pictures company that launched this year.   From the…
Metro staff at Haymarket Platform 2 promote Respect the Edhe campaign
Metro joins campaign to promote customer safety on Metro platforms
The Tyne and Wear Metro has joined a national campaign to promote customer safety on station platforms as the system gets busy for Christmas. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is supporting the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s (RSSB) Respect the Edge campaign – which encourages…
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Extra Metro services will be operating in the run up to Christmas
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season. Metro will be making extra trains from 14 December available to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres, restaurants, bars and Christmas events. Additional…
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Metro fares in 2019 include a price freeze for Pay As You Go customers
Metro fares in 2019 will include a freeze in the cost of travel with a Pop Pay As You Go smartcard, while single, day, and season tickets will see a modest increase. The new fares will come into effect from Wednesday 2 January. The cost of the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard is being frozen, offering…
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Nexus wins approval to build a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has won approval to build a temporary train maintenance depot in North Tyneside. The new depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site on Wallsend Road in Howdon, will be used as a maintenance facility for some of the…
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Reduced Saturday service on Northern trains due to strike action
Northern Railways will operate a reduced service on Saturdays this autumn/winter due to industrial action by the RMT trade union. The dates currently affected are: Saturday 10 November, Saturday 17 November, Saturday 24 November, Saturday 01 December, Saturday 08 December, Saturday 15 December,…
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Campaign promotes cycle-friendly Metro system
A campaign has been launched to highlight how easy it is to access the Tyne and Wear Metro system with a bike. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has almost 300 cycle lockers and cycle storage pods across 60 stations – including smart-lockers which can be accessed easily using a…
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Memorial posters on Metro mark WWI Centenary
The moving stories of north east railway workers who served in the First World War have gone on display on the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a series of memorial posters. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the displays to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the…
What the new South Shields interchange will look like
Time lapse video captures South Shields' new transport interchange works
Construction of the new transport interchange in South Shields has been captured in fascinating footage. Time lapse video shows the first six months of the build, which forms the second phase of the £100 million 365 town centre regeneration masterplan. The recording begins when work started on site…
Forces personnel at the Metro Depot
Free Metro travel for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Sunday
The Tyne and Wear Metro is offering free travel to armed forces personnel, cadets and veterans on Remembrance Sunday, which falls this year on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On Sunday 11 November Metro will offer complimentary travel across its entire network to service…