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  • Shields Ferry earns environmental award

    11 June 2012
    The Shields Ferry has gained an internationally recognised award for its commitment to the environment. The popular cross-Tyne service has been recognised by the Lloyd’s Register Group, one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards....
  • Nexus staff talking to local resident

    Local bus links in West Newcastle

    21 May 2012
    Nexus has completed a consultation with local residents on plans it believes will improve local bus services in West Newcastle. The plans are aimed at providing faster and more direct link from Walbottle, Newburn and Throckley to West Denton Shops, as well as a new direct link from Blucher Village...
  • Nexus backs new campaign to target metal thieves

    21 May 2012
    Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today launching a pilot campaign to tackle the issue of metal theft across Northumbria which costs the UK economy around £770 million per year. The Charity is supported by Nexus, and the charity aims to fight the number of incidents occurring in the...
  • New Metro ticket machines arrive in Sunderland

    21 May 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed new ticket machines at University Metro station in Sunderland, the first station in the centre of the city to get the new technology. The new ticket machines were unveiled at University Metro station by Sunderland City Council...
  • Washington Galleries Bus Station

    Stopping the bus lane abusers

    21 May 2012
    Police in Washington are having a big 'effect' on motorists who abuse bus lanes. Officers are running operation Effect after complaints from the public about drivers flaunting local bus link restrictions. Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Stewart from Washington said: "Bus only link lanes are in place...
  • Metro modernisation in North Tyneside

    16 May 2012
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out another major phase of comprehensive modernisation work in North Tyneside this summer. This huge programme of work will mean a Major Line Closure of 23 days between Wallsend and Tynemouth from Saturday August 11 to Monday...
  • Young people encouraged to go smarter

    14 May 2012
    Young people are being urged to get into sustainable travel through a programme of cutting-edge projects to get more young people to cycle, walk and take public transport to school. Schools Go Smarter is a Tyne and Wear-wide suite of green travel projects aimed at primary and secondary school...
  • Nexus celebrates 40 years of running the Shields Ferry

    14 May 2012
    Nexus is celebrating 40 years of owning and operating the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service. Nexus took over the Shields Ferry in May 1972 after new legislation allowed passenger transport executives to carry passengers on inland waterways. The Shields Ferry, which links the towns of North Shields...
  • New escalators for city centre Metro stations

    26 April 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is investing in new escalators at two of its busiest Metro stations in Newcastle city centre. Monument and Central Metro stations are both set to undergo escalator replacement work over the next 12 months. A total of eight new escalators are...
  • Architect view of West Jesmond Metro Station

    West Jesmond and South Gosforth stations to be upgraded

    23 April 2012
    West Jesmond and South Gosforth are to be upgraded to staffed Metro stations, with refurbishment work starting this summer. The two stations, used by around three million people a year between them, are the latest to benefit through the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. You can find...

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