Full size replica of new Metro train goes on display at the Stephenson Steam Railway

A full-sized replica of the new Tyne and Wear Metro train has gone on public display for the very first time. The detailed cab mock-up is being exhibited at the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside. It will give visitors of...

Take the kids for free summer fun on Tyne and Wear Metro

Family days out this summer and beyond are more affordable than ever, with free travel for children all day, every day on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel...

Metro drivers prepare for new trains on state-of-the-art simulator

A state-of-the-art simulator will offer Metro drivers a fully immersive training experience as they countdown to the new trains arriving. The fully sized replica of the new Metro train cab has been installed at the Nexus Learning Centre in South...

Summer of progress for Black Country Metro route across Sandwell and Dudley

Those living or working in the Sandwell and Dudley boroughs will see considerable progress on the highly-anticipated Metro route, which will connect them to Birmingham and Wolverhampton, with further works set to take place throughout the summer. Construction along Castle...

Transformative South Wales Metro showcased for Shadow Welsh Secretary Jo Stevens

On Friday (17 June), the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens visited the transformative South Wales Metro project, as excitement builds ahead of the Metro launch in 2023. The South Wales Metro is a significant investment in the...

Next stop career success – Midland Metro Alliance apprentices celebrate halfway milestone

Apprentices at the Midland Metro Alliance are celebrating a major step forward in their career after reaching the halfway point of their course. Last autumn, the alliance, which is designing and building a number of Metro extensions on behalf of...

Metro becomes England’s first railway to have tactile paving on every platform

The Tyne and Wear Metro has become England’s first rail network to have tactile paving on every platform edge, delivering a major accessibility upgrade for blind and partially sighted people.  Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has...

Metrolink hits 10 million contactless journeys during record-breaking weekend

Metrolink’s pay-as-you-go contactless system hit a major new milestone following one of the busiest weekends in transport history for Greater Manchester. More than ten million contactless journeys have now been made on Metrolink since its initial launch in July 2019.   The...

Elizabeth line added to latest Tube map

The latest Tube map has been unveiled with a big change - the addition of the Elizabeth line. The latest map published by Transport for London (TfL) shows the new railway and its stations ahead of its launch on...

Metro ‘superheroes’ to be celebrated in their own comic book

The work of frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be celebrated by a specially stylised comic book. Local artist Mike Duckett is drawing the 40-page comic in homage to the ‘everyday superheroes’ who undertake customer service...

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