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  • Shields Ferry gets a clean bill of health thanks to a tiny unmanned sub

    20 August 2014
    The Shields Ferry is shipshape for passenger service thanks to the efforts of a tiny unmanned submersible. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used to carry out a mandatory inspection of the hull on Spirit of the Tyne – ensuring she can remain in the water for the daily Tyne crossings. The...
  • National Fraud Initiative 2014/15

    20 August 2014
    The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law under Section 6 and part 24 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.   This includes supplying data about concessionary...
  • Extra public transport services for the 2014 Great North Run

    18 August 2014
    Extra public transport services including Metros, ferries and buses will be provided on the day of the Great North Run, Sunday 7 September, with thousands of runners and spectators travelling to Newcastle and South Shields. The additional transport services will be running throughout the day to...
  • Metro wrist passes for the 2014 Great North Run

    6 August 2014
    A colourful range of lightweight wrist passes that double as Metro tickets have gone on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run. The Metro wristbands avert the need to carry loose change or a paper Metro ticket. And they can be bought in advance, which saves time on...
  • Metro bridge lights go out to mark World War One centenary

    4 August 2014
    The lights on the Metro Bridge spanning the River Tyne were turned off for an hour from 10pm on Monday 4 August to mark a hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. The Nocturne project, which illuminates the QEII Metro bridge, was switched off as part of a nationwide programme of events to...
  • Charities benefit from Metro lost property auction

    30 July 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has raised over a thousand pounds for charity from its Metro lost property auction. A total of £1,258 has now been officially handed over to good causes, while many other unclaimed items have been recycled or donated to charities. The Metro...
  • Better local bus services for Sunderland and Washington

    29 July 2014
    People in Sunderland and Washington will benefit from a better local bus service thanks to improvements to two key services provided by Nexus for the town. Local councillors have welcomed the changes to the 37 and 73 routes between Washington and Sunderland which came in from Monday, 28 July. The...
  • New coffee shop is just the ticket for Gateshead Interchange

    23 July 2014
    A new coffee shop has opened at Gateshead Interchange, thanks to the efforts of two young entrepreneurs. The GoodBrews coffee shop is a joint start-up venture which has been set up by Anthony Dickson, 27, and his girlfriend Samantha Smallwood, 24, who gave up a job in high street retail to help run...
  • Families make the most of city centre bus route

    22 July 2014
    Families are making the most of an improved city centre bus route in Sunderland. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running to a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the hot weather. And there is great value, with an all-day family...