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    New weapon in the fight against cable theft

    30 August 2011
    A new weapon is being used by Network Rail to protect essential rail equipment in Sunderland from thieves who target it for its scrap value.   Thieves continue to target parts of the overhead line systems used by the Tyne and Wear Metro – even though a programme to replace the old copper cables...
  • Art at Cullercoats Metro Station

    Local photographer brings summer sun to Cullercoats

    31 August 2011
    A local photographer’s sun-drenched images of Whitley Bay are on display at Cullercoats Metro station. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is displaying the works by Paul William Llewellyn Jones as part of its Art on Transport programme. The six images went on display just ahead...
  • Metro modernisation work

    Nexus ready for a busy weekend of Metro modernisation works

    19 August 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is carrying out a series of essential modernisation projects on the Metro system over the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend. The work is being packed into the weekend in order to minimise disruption to passengers and to allow Nexus to do a...
  • Architect's image of North Shields Station

    Nexus enters new phase of work at North Shields

    17 August 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has begun a major new phase in the multi-million pound redevelopment of North Shields Metro station, with work underway on the new-look ticket concourse. The development work at North Shields has so far been focussed on demolition work and...
  • Fish and chips ferry cruise

    Extra fish and chips river cruises on the Shields Ferry

    23 August 2011
    Nexus has made two extra dates available for its fish and chip trips on the Shields Ferry, after they proved a huge hit with passengers over the summer. Demand for tickets has proved high and in response an extra two trips have been added to the calendar – Friday September 2 and Friday September 16...
  • Service 68 in Wood Green, Bill Quay, Gateshead

    Gateshead bus service restored by Nexus

    10 August 2011
    Residents living in the Wood Green sheltered housing in Bill Quay, Gateshead, are rejoicing this week over the return of a vital bus service. With the support of Gateshead Older People’s Assembly, 60 local residents from Bill Quay and Pelaw met with Nexus to voice their concerns at the replacement...
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    Improved bus routes for South Tyneside from Sunday, 31 July

    29 July 2011
    A range of improved bus links across South Tyneside is being introduced from Sunday (July 31) following consultation with passengers. The improvements are being made as part of the South Tyneside Better Bus Network partnership, launched last year to bring together bus operators, South Tyneside...
  • Swimming

    Surf's up for bus passengers

    25 July 2011
    SURF’S UP FOR BUS PASSENGERS Bus users will be able to swap their usual seats for a free swim in one of the North East’s newest leisure centres over the summer holidays thanks to a local travel partnership. Passengers in East Gateshead are being offered a free swim at the new Heworth Leisure Centre...
  • Commuter views bus shelter timetable

    Bus service improvements in South Tyneside

    21 July 2011
    Some bus services in South Tyneside are changing from 31 July in response to feedback from local residents. The improvements are being made as part of the South Tyneside Better Bus Network partnerships, launched last year to bring together bus operators, South Tyneside Council and Nexus. The...
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    New local bus links in North Tyneside

    18 July 2011
    Nexus is making changes to improve local bus services in North Tyneside, responding to feedback from local residents and councillors.   From Monday, 25 July the 335 route will be extended to the Asda superstore in Benton.   The extension will provide people in Hadrian Park, Battle Hill and High...

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