Nexus orders four more new Metro trains as manufacturing gets underway

Nexus today confirmed an order for four additional trains for the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet as manufacturing by Stadler has officially began. The new order brings to 46 the number of trains Stadler will deliver as part of...

Tyne and Wear Metro to welcome more live dance performances on the network

The Tyne and Wear Metro is to welcome more live dance performances on to the network this week as part of operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme. Society of Strays is presenting their new outdoor work, Cycle, and have recruited a...

South Wales Metro work to continue in the Cynon Valley

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to push ahead with transformational plans for the South Wales Metro with major work to be undertaken in the Cynon Valley in late summer. The railway line between Aberdare and Pontypridd will be closed between...

Metro chaplain Michael Bushby retires after 30 years of service

A long-serving Metro driver who became a qualified chaplain and devoted himself to providing pastoral care to his colleagues has retired after more than three decades of service. Michael Bushby, who has been driving Metro trains since 1990, became a...

Eccles tram line set to reopen after essential safety works

The Eccles Metrolink line will reopen from Monday 16 August after the completion of safety-critical engineering works.   The line closed on Monday 19 July to enable the replacement of two sections of track; initially for a two week period. However, during the first phase of works...

Swift Go travel card introduces better value three-day fare capping for flexible workers

The increasing number of part-time commuters or people working flexibly following the coronavirus pandemic can now get better value on buses and trams through Swift Go. Swift Go is the UK’s first pay-as-you-go smartcard scheme to launch three-day fare capping...

Metro Mayor’s vision of a Merseyrail for All takes vital step forward with successful trial of new battery-powered trains

Game-changing technology paves way for Merseyrail network expansion across the Liverpool City Region and beyondMerseyrail services could reach as far as Wrexham and PrestonCity Region is at the forefront of the introduction of pioneering energy efficient technology  Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s ambition to create...

Former EasyJet worker starts a new career at Metro

A former EasyJet worker who was made redundant by the budget airline during lockdown has relaunched his career at the Tyne and Wear Metro. Chris Clements, who worked as cabin crew for seven years, has shrugged of the disappointment of...

Final interior design of new Metro trains is officially unveiled by Nexus

The final interior design of the North East’s new Metro fleet has been revealed today following one of the most far-reaching public consultations the global rail industry has seen. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has finalised...

Work set to begin on Metro and public realm construction on Digbeth High Street

Work which will revive Birmingham’s ‘creative quarter’ with a refreshed look and feel and sustainable transport links gets underway next week as Midland Metro Alliance begins preliminary construction on the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension on Digbeth High Street. Activity, which...

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HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2...