Police and staff at Chichester Metro station
Extra police and staff patrol Metro in South Tyneside
Extra police and staff have been on patrol on the Metro system in South Tyneside. The high visibility patrols saw extra officers from Northumbria Police join Metro staff at stations and on board trains, with the aim to provide public reassurance and to deal with any issues of anti-social behaviour…
artist impression of new Metro train
Nexus starts the process of buying a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet – a £362m project which will transform the reliability of Metro services for passengers. A procurement exercise has been launched in order to source a rolling stock…
A high speed train photo
North East leaders launch plan to transform the region
Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economic growth.  Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and thematic lead for transport on the North East…
A Metro ticket machine
Metro passengers switch to quick and easy card payments
Half of all Tyne and Wear Metro passengers no longer use cash to make their journeys, operator Nexus has revealed. The switch to credit/debit cards, contactless payments and the Pop smart cards heralds the end of payment with notes and coins on the busy urban rail system, which is used by 38…
The Metro track tamping vehicle
Long serving Metro maintenance vehicle set for the Far East
A maintenance vehicle which has given 30 years of service to the Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit railway operators in the Far East. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has sold its giant track tamping machine following its three decades looking after 77kms of Metro track. It has…
The North East Smart Ticketing Logo
Competition launched to build a mobile app for bus and Metro travel
App developers are being challenged to help build the next generation of smart and digital ticketing for Bus and Metro in North East England. The North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) for which Nexus acts as programme manager and which has led the delivery of smart ticketing in the region,…
A photo of councillors with the art work
Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station
A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project…
Metro driver Janet Morrison at South Gosforth Metro station
Metro driver highly commended for preventing a fatality on the track
A Tyne and Wear Metro driver has received a top award for the high standards she sets and her professionalism during two emergencies. Janet Morrison was highly commended at the North of England Transport Awards in the frontline employee of the year category. Nexus, which owns and operates Metro,…
Santa and his helpers on the Shields Ferry
Santa takes a trip on the Shields Ferry
Scores of excited youngster got the chance to meet Santa on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry yesterday. The visit as part of a tie up with a local charity, and it has helped to benefit under privileged children in North East England. Santa and his elves boarded the Ferry at 3pm on Monday 11…