The new-look Metro control room
Watch: timelapse video of £12m Metro control room revamp
The Tyne and Wear Metro control room has undergone a £12m programme of modernisation – the biggest upgrade in its 38 year history. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has installed a new computerised signalling control system in the Metro control room in South Gosforth in Newcastle…
The bus stop on the hospital ward with nursing staff and Nexus staff
Bus stop with a difference for Gateshead hospital ward
Nexus has donated a bus stop to a specialist ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead which cares for patients with dementia. The bus stop, which looks just like the real thing, is designed to offer some familiar and friendly signs for people coming into a hospital environment. Vicky…
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Lego Metro train goes on display in Fenwick's toy department
The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its past and looking to the future with the display of its Lego Metro train in one of the North East’s iconic retailers as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.  The finished 1:10 scale Lego model is on display in the toy department in the Fenwick…
Blackett Street, Newcastle
Weekend bus route changes in Newcastle city centre
Plans for a series of summer events in the heart of Newcastle city centre have been announced, resulting in the diversion of bus services on Blackett Street. The events are being held to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors along with…
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Nexus seeks public views on two of the bus routes that it funds
Nexus is carrying out a period of consultation on two of the bus routes that it funds. Public views are being sought on the 335 which currently operates up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime between Four Lane Ends and Cobalt. There is also consultation on service K3, which currently…
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Metro features in the Great Exhibition of the North
The Tyne and Wear Metro is being showcased all this week at the Great Exhibition of the North. Metro’s past, present and future is brought to life at the Great North Engineering Experience, at the historic Mining Institute in Neville Hall, close to Newcastle’s central station. Staff from Nexus, the…
Bede Primary School pupils
Pupils' heritage inspired artwork is displayed on Metro
A Metro station has got a splash of colour thanks to the efforts of local school children, who drew their inspiration from a local history project. Pupils at Bede Community Primary School in Gateshead have created heritage-inspired posters which have gone on public display at Gateshead Stadium…
Kids with the Metro adevture book on a Metro platform
Explore the region with a free Metro adventure book
Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a special free adventure book to encourage families to get out and about during the summer and explore all the fantastic things the region has to offer. By jumping on board a Metro families can enjoy a fun day out following three exciting trails inspired by the on-…
First spades in the ground on site in South Shields
Work starts on £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields
Work has started on the construction of an £8.4m Nexus Learning Centre in South Shields town centre. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is building a bespoke facility to deliver a wide range of rail infrastructure and operations training. It will also provide…