Since Wednesday, the North East has experienced heavy snowfall, creating challenging conditions for transportation. The region has been hit with cold, icy conditions since the start of the week with some areas experiencing record-low temperatures. This has impacted traffic and travel across the North East, with a number of transport services experiencing delays. Here are […]
Industrial action which had been threatened by the Unite Union on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been called off after engineers accepted the latest pay deal. The strikes, which were due to start on November 20 for a week, were cancelled by Unite after Stadler, who employ the Metros engineers, had increased their pay […]
Nexus’s Tyne and Wear metro system has been a staple in the north-east since it’s opening, on November 6, 1981. However, in recent years, the service has seen a fall in reliability in the service, with the percentage of trains arriving on time decreasing from 84% to 78% between March 2022, and March 2023. Nexus […]
Nexus has announced a £2million refurbishment of the lifts and escalators at a problem-plagued Metro station in the heart of Newcastle. Head of renewals Sarah McManus said the refurbishment programme was to ensure that facilities at Haymarket station are fit for service for years to come. The station recently lost the use of one of […]
Tyne and Wear Metro operator, Nexus, has confirmed that services in Sunderland the surrounding areas will be affected into next week as a result of damaged power lines. Thursday, March 30 has seen heavy disruption along the green line between Pelaw and South Hylton, with a suspension in place for much of the day, which […]
Whitley Bay Metro station, which was damaged by wild weather last month, will remain closed until the end of March.
Rail fares have risen this month making it the largest increase in a decade – but campaigners claim the Government is on the wrong track. Since March 5, prices have grown by 5.9% set by the Government that used the average earnings growth from July last year to set the cap. Fares haven’t risen as […]
Falling leaves and ageing trains are being blamed for delays to Metro services but solutions are on the way, says service operator Nexus. “Low rail adhesion” due to the change in seasons and a 43 year-old train fleet have been identified as reasons for a rise in delays on Metro services. But despite the on-going […]