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  • Passenger fined £333 for obstructing the doors of a Metro train

    16 September 2014
    A man has been fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, causing a delay to the service. Orlando Bevan, 20, of Ludlow, Shropshire pleaded guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train, at Gateshead Metro Station on May 20, 2014. Bevan appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 10...
  • Long service award for Shields Ferry skipper

    10 September 2014
    A Shields Ferry skipper has clocked up 25 years of service with Nexus. Bob Paterson, of Boldon in South Tyneside, has been recognised for more than two decades spent working on the cross-Tyne service between North Shields and South Shields. Bob, who works as a Boat Master, has been presented with a...
  • Local artists chosen to bring colour to Hebburn and Bede Metro Stations

    10 September 2014
    Two local artists have been chosen to work with their local communities to design new artworks for Hebburn and Bede stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro in South Tyneside. The works by Karen Atkinson and Mark Gibson will take pride of place at the stations which are currently being refurbished...
  • Young people’s travel on transport forum agenda

    8 September 2014
    Travel for young people and plans for road safety are among the subjects to be discussed at the second meeting of the North Tyneside Transport Forum later this month. All members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which is organised by North Tyneside Council in response to  suggestions...
  • Lift and escalator modernisation work on the Metro system

    8 September 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started worked to replace two more passenger lifts at Jesmond and Manors Metro stations in Newcastle. The work to replace the lifts serving Platform Two at both of the respective Metro stations began today, Monday 8...
  • Metro beekeeping project benefits the environment

    5 September 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has boosted its eco-friendly credentials with a beekeeping project in one of the Metro system’s track-side areas. It is the first time in the history of Metro that a project of this kind has been located on Metro property. Nexus is trialling...
  • Metro footbridge re-opens in North Tyneside

    1 September 2014
    A Metro footbridge in North Tyneside that was closed for six weeks for repair work has now re-opened to the public - in time for the new school term. The pedestrian footbridge linking Marmion Terrace and Norham Road in Monkseaton was re-opened on Sunday, 31 August. Nexus, which owns, manages and is...
  • Shields Ferry gets a clean bill of health thanks to a tiny unmanned sub

    20 August 2014
    The Shields Ferry is shipshape for passenger service thanks to the efforts of a tiny unmanned submersible. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used to carry out a mandatory inspection of the hull on Spirit of the Tyne – ensuring she can remain in the water for the daily Tyne crossings. The...
  • National Fraud Initiative 2014/15

    20 August 2014
    The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law under Section 6 and part 24 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.   This includes supplying data about concessionary...

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