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    All day Metro travel for Gold Card holders

    30 June 2016
    Metro Gold Card holders are to get the added benefit of all day travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro system during July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating the special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays. This...
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    Nexus plans for a rail skills centre in South Shields

    22 June 2016
    Nexus is putting forward plans for a new £8m railway skills centre which could be built in South Shields town centre, if a £7m funding bid is successful. Nexus, the public body which owns and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is inviting local residents and businesses to find out more about...
  • musicians on shields ferry

    Tyne river trips are back for summer 2016

    21 June 2016
    The Shields Ferry is offering its customers another bumper summer of Tyne river trips. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, is running a range of cruises, including live music, fish and chip trips, historical commentaries and on-board entertainments for children. The musical line-...
  • people with pop card next to a bus

    Pop Pay As You Go comes to buses in Sunderland

    14 June 2016
    People catching a bus in Sunderland can now use the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard for travel in the city. Stagecoach buses have started to accept the new payment card, launched last year, which can already be used on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder...
  • Flying Scotsman train engine

    Metro gets a visit from the Flying Scotsman

    13 June 2016
    Metro passengers have been treated to a glimpse of the world famous Flying Scotsman. The famous engine, which has recently been renovated to pull passenger trains, made an appearance on a line running parallel to the Metro in North Tyneside . It ran for 3km between Benton and Northumberland Park on...
  • group of people at Stadium of Light in Sunderland

    Nexus hosts international rail conference in Sunderland

    8 June 2016
    Metro bosses from across the world have taken part in an international conference on railway safety hosted by Nexus. Rail chiefs from six different continents attended the two-day event, which was held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Nexus hosted the conference in its role as the owner and...
  • two people by nexus banner

    Rate the importance of local transport services

    6 June 2016
    Nexus is asking people who live and work in Tyne and Wear to give their views on how important they find local transport services it provides on behalf of local councils. An eight-week consultation launched today (6 June) covers a range of services including maintaining bus shelters and timetables...
  • man driving shields ferry

    Nathan's the youngest Ferry crewman in 30 years

    1 June 2016
    The Shields Ferry has recruited one of its youngest ever crew members. Nathan Williamson has joined as Second Mate at the age of 19, following a successful interview. Nathan, of North Shields, is the second youngest person to work on the cross-Tyne ferry service since Nexus took it over in 1972. He...
  • pop card

    Pop Pay As You Go comes to buses in South Tyneside

    18 May 2016
    People catching a bus in South Tyneside can now use the Pop Pay As You Go smartcard for travel in the borough. Stagecoach buses have started to accept the new payment card, launched last year, which can already be used on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Councillor Allan West, Lead Member...
  • woman next to shields ferry

    Nicola's the first woman to captain the Shields Ferry

    9 May 2016
    The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service has its first female skipper at the helm. Nicola Peach had to sit the maritime equivalent of a driving test, which she has passed with flying colours. By getting her Boat Master’s Licence Nicola is able to take the controls of the ferry in passenger service, on...

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