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  • 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...
  • Christmas shopping

    Nexus helps elderly get to Christmas shops

    19 November 2010
    Nexus has stepped in to make sure a Christmas shopping evening for elderly and disabled people goes ahead. It is meeting the cost of 12 mini-buses which will carry more than 150 people into the heart of Sunderland for the annual shopping treat. The event on Thursday, 2 December 2010 is organised by...
  • Washington Bus Station

    Bus takes a new route through Washington village

    4 November 2010
    Nexus has diverted a bus route through the heart of a Washington village to give passengers a smoother ride. Route 23, which runs hourly between Washington and Birtley, will from 1st November serve Knoulberry Road in Blackfell. The bus has until now run round the outside of the village on Blackfell...
  • Contract signing.

    Nexus awards framework contracts for Metro modernisation.

    1 November 2010
    Nexus has awarded framework agreements with five major construction companies to deliver its £385m all change programme for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The light rail system, used by 41 million passengers a year, will be modernised over the next 11 years, with tracks, power lines, signalling, stations...
  • Gateshead artwork.

    Art success is a feather in cap for Lisa

    19 October 2010
    Gateshead College student, Lisa Johnson’s peacock design was chosen to feature in Gateshead Interchange following an appeal by Nexus for a piece of art to liven up the entrance and welcome travellers. Lisa’s design was chosen out of 30 ideas submitted by Gateshead College students and will feature...
  • bridge

    Metro bridge renewal works start in North Tyneside

    19 October 2010
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has announced plans to carry out the replacement of a Metro footbridge in North Tyneside in just a single weekend in order to minimise disruption to people living nearby. The footbridge that crosses the Metro lines at Deneholm and Relton Terrace...
  • Councillors with 530 bus

    New bus links Luke's Lane and Hebburn.

    14 October 2010
    A new bus service has started linking the Luke’s Lane estate with the Hebburn quay area and Hebburn town centre. The 530 will run every 30 minutes and is being funded by Nexus for a six month trial period. Local Councillors who worked with Nexus to set up the route are urging local people to use...