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Metro to introduce a winter timetable due to driver training being halted by lockdown. The Tyne and Wear Metro is to operate a reduced frequency winter timetable while it catches up with driver training schools that were halted earlier this year due to lockdown.
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The Tyne and Wear Metro and the man who masterminded its creation have scooped a special public transport industry award. The Global Light Rail Awards last night recognised the overwhelming success of the Metro system as it celebrates its 40th anniversary year, along with the work of the pioneering civil engineer who made it become a reality. The Judges' Special Award was jointly presented to Metros operator, Nexus, and to Professor Tony Ridley, the former Director General who led the Metro project in its early years, paving the way for a system that revolutionised local public transport.
Prof Ridley, a respected civil engineer from Sunderland, headed up the Tyne and Wear PTE from 1968 to 1975. He was part of a team of visionary planners who devised the Metro network. He oversaw the planning process, the award of funding, and the first year of construction work in 1974.
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Callerton Parkway: Having just left Newcastle Airport, this Tyne and Wear Metro train reaches its first stop in a matter of moments, crossing Callerton Lane on the level at the western approach to the station. Callerton Parkway opened as part of the extension to Newcastle Airport in 1991. Besides the station car park for Metro customers here, there are long-term parking facilities and hotel accommodation for Airport passengers.
Andrew Wilson 11/09/2011


South Hylton: Tyne and Wear Metro train at the South Hylton terminus on 18 November.
Bill Roberton 18/11/2007


Tynemouth: View towards Newcastle over the disused bays at the 1882 NER station at Tynemouth in July 1981 with signage relating to Tyne and Wear PTE Metro services in the foreground.
Colin Alexander 25/07/1981

Shields Ferry services are to be halted in the evenings due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on passenger numbers. The last crossing from North Shields will be at 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays, starting from Monday, 16 November. Ferry passenger numbers have been significantly reduced due to the current Covid restrictions, say operators Nexus.
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A vibrant yellow colour scheme for Metro's £362m new train fleet can be revealed for the first time today, as Nexus launches a major public consultation on its interior design.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has chosen a modern and eye-catching yellow paint job with black and pale grey along the train sides, following input from passengers and employees.
The new colour scheme is a nod to the Metro's iconic yellow PTE livery when the system first opened 40 years ago.
The new Metro fleet, which is being built by the Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, is set to enter service in 2023, transforming the experience for passengers and boosting reliability.
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