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    Shields Ferry hosts busking festival

    1 September 2015
    Shields Ferry passengers were entertained by buskers on their River Tyne crossings over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Crossing the Tyne Festival saw a busker’s pitch erected on board the Shields Ferry, as well as at both of the ferry landings. There was also a series of busking events at venues...
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    Former Tyne Ferry is transformed into a houseboat

    11 August 2015
    A former Shields Ferry that was facing the scrap yard has been lovingly transformed into a houseboat. The Shieldsman, which was retired in 2007 after 31 years of service on the River Tyne, has undergone a makeover at her new home on the South Coast. The project was a labour of love for the vessel’s...
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    Metro celebrates its 35th year of service

    10 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating 35 years of service. Metro, which carries 38.1 million passenger journeys a year, first opened to the public on August 11, 1980. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, says the system remains one of the most significant infrastructure projects in...
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    Student Metro travel is on the increase

    5 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has seen a rise in student travel, new figures reveal. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, say there has been a 48% increase in the sale of student MetroSaver tickets in the year to March 2015. In the last financial year Nexus sold 23,000 student MetroSavers, compared to 15...
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    Cullercoats Metro footbridge to close for six weeks

    4 August 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to close the footbridge at Cullercoats Metro station for six weeks to allow for important strengthening work to be carried out. The footbridge will be closed to the public for six weeks from Monday, August 24. The essential...
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    Metro train fleet refurbishment is completed

    30 July 2015
    The £30m refurbishment of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train fleet has been successfully completed, five months ahead of schedule. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator which runs the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has delivered the work as part of the Metro fleet’s ‘three-quarter life’...
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    New stands for your bus at Gateshead Interchange

    24 July 2015
    From 26th July 2015 passengers using Gateshead Interchange will be re-directed to new stand allocations for some of their bus services. Gateshead Interchange is one of the busiest bus stations in the North of England with more than five million people and hundreds of buses passing through every day...
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    Sunderland Connect bus service begins summer timetable

    23 July 2015
    A flagship Sunderland bus service has been praised for providing an excellent transport link for great days out across the city this summer. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the summer...
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    Click and collect service for Pop card holders

    22 July 2015
    Metro’s 25,000 season ticket customers can now use a new ‘click and collect’ service to buy online and pick up at any station with a Pop smartcard. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has launched the new website which makes it even easier for Pop card holders to pay for travel....
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    Metro safety message as school summer break begins

    22 July 2015
    Play safe – stay Safe. Keep off the Metro tracks. That is the message Nexus is putting out to parents and children over the school summer holidays. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has issued the safety warning as the summer break gets underway The school...

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