Aritsts in recovery at West Jesmond Metro station
Artists in recovery showcase their work on Metro
Local artists who have battled addiction have been given the chance to showcase their work on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The artists – Si Turner, John O’Rourke, Russ Coleman and Kirk Teasdale – are all alcoholics in recovery. The medium of art has played a big role in their recovery process. And it…
Half term generic image - children on a Metro platform
Family events you can get to on Metro this half term
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about this February half term and enjoy the region’s variety of events and attractions.  By jumping on board a Metro families can easily visit a range of places across Tyne and Wear including the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, The…
The Shields Ferry mid Tyne
Shields Ferry service to be suspended for one week
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service is to close for one week to allow for the completion of essential maintenance work on the South Shields landing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, is to suspend ferry services from Monday 25 February until Sunday 3 March. Services…
Ferry next to Tynemouth lifeboat
Ferry training exercise tests response to major incident
A training exercise has tested the response to a major incident on the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on the River Tyne this morning, Wednesday 6 February, gave emergency services the chance to practice their response to a collision between the ferry and another vessel. The Shields…
Bus passengers
First electric buses for North East England
Electric buses will be appearing on the streets of North East England for the first time thanks to a successful funding bid by Nexus and Go North East. Buses minister Nusrat Ghani MP has announced funding for nine full electric zero emission buses which will operate between Newcastle and Gateshead…
Nexus staff handover the big cheque
Nexus staff raise £10,000 for a mental health support charity
Nexus staff have raised over £10,000 for a local mental health charity. Tyneside and Northumberland Mind will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees, who organised a range of events. The money, £10,750 in total, was officially handed over at a cheque…
A Metro train
North Tyneside Metro bridges to be replaced in £2.5m scheme
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to replace two ageing Metro bridges in North Tyneside in a £2.5m project. The Metro Bridges at Beach Road in Tynemouth and Burnside Road in Cullercoats are life-expired and need to be replaced so that they can carry Metro…
Steve McCoy with the new coffee shop at Heworth
Former Metro worker sets up new coffee shop at Heworth Interchange
A Tyne and Wear Metro worker has swapped a career in the railway industry to start his own business in a former Nexus travel shop. Steve McCoy, who was a Metro maintenance worker for ten years, has set up a coffee shop what was the disused travel kiosk at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead. He aims…
Satekeholders with the new look Sunderland Connect 700 bus
Flagship Sunderland bus link gets a makeover
A flagship Sunderland bus route that links the city’s main visitor attractions is to get new buses and a new colour scheme that celebrates the city’s heritage. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, has three new low emission buses - with the iconic Wearmouth Bridge on the side as part of a new look…
A Pop Pay As You Go Card
Metro sees a record number of journeys with a Pay As You Go Pop Card
Metro travel with Pay As You Go Pop cards reached a record 1.5 million journeys in 2018, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says the flexibility and convenience of paying for Metro travel on the Pay As You Go option is proving increasingly…