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  • Howden

    Howdon and Meadow Well Metro stations get bright new look.

    1 December 2010
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has unveiled plans to modernise Howdon and Meadow Well stations. The two stations will be made brighter and cleaner with completely new finishes in a project during spring 2011. The stations, used by 1.3 million passengers a year, are the first...
  • BTP

    British Transport Police crack down on antisocial behaviour in Sunderland

    25 November 2010
    British Transport Police have launched an operation to combat antisocial behaviour in railway stations and on trains throughout the next few months. Operation Nightowl will take place on the rail network in Sunderland on Friday 26 November from 20.00 till 00.00, and will aim to tackle anti-social...
  • Meeting table.

    ITA approves Metro fare increases for 2011

    25 November 2010
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority today (Thursday) agreed Nexus proposals which will see Metro fares go up for the first time in two years. Some fares are also being removed to simplify the fare structure ahead of the introduction of new ticket machines and Smartcard technology, it...
  • Architect's image of new Benton bridge

    Major work starts on new Benton footbridge

    24 November 2010
    The main phase of construction for a new footbridge including lifts at Benton Metro station has started.   The work means that the only access to Platform 2 at the station (from Newcastle and towards the Coast) is from Platform 1 and over the old footbridge for around two weeks.   People going to...
  • Shieldsman ferry

    Special ferry trip to see HMS Ark Royal

    19 November 2010
    The Shields Ferry is running a special river cruise on Tuesday, November 23, for people to watch HMS Ark Royal as she leaves the River Tyne for the final time. The specially-arranged trip will depart from the South Shields Ferry landing at 2.45pm and will give passengers the opportunity to see the...
  • On target.

    Nexus sets out proposed strategies for public transport

    19 November 2010
    Nexus is presenting three important new strategies for the development of public transport for approval by the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority. The strategies cover Nexus’ approach to Safety and Security on public transport, park and ride, and the future of the Shields Ferry service....
  • Ken Mackay (left) with Transport Secretary Philip Hammond

    Transport Secretary takes a trip on Metro to see new smartcard technology

    20 November 2010
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, welcomed the Transport Secretary Philip Hammond to the region to showcase its plans to develop smart ticketing technology for public transport. The Minister travelled on Metro from Central Station in Newcastle to Simonside in South Tyneside,...
  • Street signs

    We need your views about local public transport

    20 November 2010
    Whether we walk, cycle, drive, use public transport or buy goods brought in by lorry, transport matters to all of us – and now is your chance to have your say on the new ten-year strategy for transport in Tyne and Wear. Responses need to be returned by 10 December 2010. The Local Transport Plan...
  • Pudsey Bear on the Shields Ferry

    Pudsey takes a trip on the Shields Ferry

    9 November 2010
    Pudsey Bear took a trip on the Shields Ferry to raise money for this year’s Children in Need appeal. And the passengers were treated to some mouth-watering refreshments courtesy of ASDA store in South Shields. The event, held on Friday, 29 October, raised over £400. The ferry crew also joined in...
  • Asda 'Help for Heroes' donation

    Ferry skipper collects ASDA donation

    9 November 2010
    Shields Ferry Skipper Bob Paterson has collected a £450 donation for the Help for Heroes charity from the ASDA Foundation. Bob, who has now raised more than £3,500 for Help for Heroes, secured the donation from ASDA after they provided all the catering for his fundraising coffee morning on board...