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The mock up Metro cab at the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside
Metro's new train mock-up goes on public display for the very first time
A full-sized replica of the new Tyne and Wear Metro train has gone on public display for the very first time. The detailed cab mock-up is being exhibited at the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside. It will give visitors of all ages the chance to see inside the new Metro train’s driver cab.…
Villagers, councillors and local MP Liz Twist with the 29 bus in Kibblesworth
Nexus announces new support to save bus routes through Gateshead villages
Essential bus routes which connect Gateshead villages have been saved as part of a review of the network in the wake of service cuts made by commercial operators. The public transport body, Nexus, has worked closely with local MPs and councillors to reinstate three bus routes serving communities in…
A Metro train
Nexus welcomes another successful Safer Streets funding bid
Nexus has welcomed Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness’s further successful bid for Safer Streets funding from the Government.  More patrols, more interventions, more education - these are just some of the plans announced by Police Commissioner after securing millions in what…
Metro team handing out information at Monument station
Take the kids for free on Tyne and Wear Metro this summer
Family days out this summer and beyond are more affordable than ever, with free travel for children all day, every day on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Over 200,000 free Metro journeys…
A Metro cube
Leaders approve £3.2m boost for Metro Park & Ride
The North East Joint Transport Committee has approved a £3.2m upgrade to encourage greater use of Metro park and ride sites – including new cashless parking facilities, improved lighting and enhanced CCTV. The scheme is part of the North East’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme, one of the…
The Spirit of the Tyne
Evening services on the Shields Ferry will resume from July 25
Evening services on the Shields Ferry are to resume from Monday, 25 July. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “I’m grateful to our customers for bearing with us and I am pleased to say our full timetable will be back in operation from July 25.  “Reducing services was the last…
The Tanners Bank bridge is lowered into place
New £3m Metro bridge is lowered into place in North Tyneside
A new £3m Metro bridge has been successfully installed in North Tyneside.  The bridge, which will carry Metro services over Tanners Bank in North Shields, was carefully lowered into place using a giant crane on Wednesday night, July 20.  The 70-tonne steel structure was hoisted up before being…
Group of partners holding rainbow flag under Tyne Bridge
Nexus joins leading businesses to show support for UK Pride
Nexus’ Chief operating Officer Martin Kearney has joined with other city leaders and businesses to pledge support for UK Pride.  Northern Pride and Newcastle was chosen in 2019 to be the host city for this year’s UK Pride event which will be held on 22-24 July, following its postponement in 2020…
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