DB Regio Tyne and Wear - Articles and news items

Nexus resumes operation of the Tyne and Wear Metro network

Industry news  •  3 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

After seven years, Nexus has taken back control from DB Regio (part of the Arriva Group) of running services on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “I am looking forward to the next few years as we seek to improve Metro for our customers. Nexus will be directly […]

Passengers surveyed on design of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Industry news  •  7 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have approved the design of its new trains according to a survey published by Transport Focus.

Nexus announces £35m Tyne and Wear Metro investment

Industry news  •  30 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Nexus has announced a £35 million modernisation programme for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be carried out in 2017.

Cycle trial begins on Tyne and Wear Metro

Industry news  •  11 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A limited cycle trial has begun on Tyne and Wear Metro allowing customers to travel on the Metro with their bikes.

Tyne and Wear Metro breaks 40 million passenger milestone

Industry news  •  27 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Tyne and Wear Metro recorded over 40 million passengers in 2015, the highest total since February 2011.

Metro Central Station to undergo £6 million refurbishment

Industry news  •  10 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Nexus has announced it is to commence work on the £6 million scheme to upgrade the Metro Central Station ticket hall and platforms in Newcastle.

£30 million Tyne and Wear Metro refurbishment complete

Industry news  •  4 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

DB Regio has completed a £30 million refurbishment of the Tyne and Wear Metro train fleet five months ahead of schedule.

DB Regio Tyne and Wear receives five-star service award

Industry news  •  28 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator, has received five-star certification in the Recognised for Excellence (RfE) programme awarded by the British Quality Foundation (BQF).

Metro on track for a more sustainable future after lowering carbon emissions

Industry news  •  19 November 2014  •  DB Regio Tyne and Wear

DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has reduced its total emissions by 12.75% over four years, saving 5,317 tonnes of CO2…

New campaign to stop passengers obstructing train doors

Industry news  •  23 October 2013  •  Gardiner Richardson

The initiative includes a specially commissioned animation called ‘Use your brain near a train’…