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South Shields ld Metro station viewed from Keppel Street
Work starts on the demolition of South Shields Metro station
Work has started on the demolition of South Shields’ old Metro station, which closed earlier this year. The station, on King Street, was shut permanently on 8 July to make way for the town’s new £21m transport interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has begun works that…
Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
Museum and Nexus staff with the South Shields station sign in front of South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia is donated to South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia has been donated to a local museum following the permanent closure of a station. Iconic items, including signage, and one of the famous yellow Metro station ‘cubes’, have been given to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery to keep for posterity following the closure of the town’s…
Thousands of Great North Runners on the Tyne Bridge iconic shot
Metro's Great North Run boost on weekend of world class sport
The Tyne and Wear Metro has enjoyed a boost in ticket sales and passenger numbers thanks to the Great North Run, on a weekend of world class sport for North East England. Nexus, the public body that owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says that Metro carried 90,000 passengers on the day of…
Ferry crew with Elmer the Elephant sculpture
Shields Ferry gets its own Elmer the Elephant
The Shields Ferry has its very own Elmer the Elephant sculpture on public display. The Elmer sculpture, Mema, was designed by Nexus staff as part of a competition, and he is on show on board the Spirit of the Tyne. Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice, is based on the much-loved…
South Shields interchange
Watch: Fascinating footage captures interchange build
Construction of South Shields’ new £21million transport interchange has been captured in a fascinating three-minute film. Timelapse footage shows the statement building from the start of the build through to completion earlier this month. The interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100 million…
Nexus staff hand over donations to Hebburb foodbank volunteers
Nexus boosts South Tyneside foodbank
Nexus staff have given a welcome boost to a South Tyneside foodbank. Workers from across the company - which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro – held a collection for the Hebburn Helps community foodbank, which provides vital support to local families who are struggling to make ends meet.…
Staff open the new Greggs store in the new South Shields Transport Interchange
Greggs opens its 2,000th shop at South Shields Transport Interchange
Greggs, one of the UK’s leading food-on-the-go retailers, has opened its 2,000th shop at the new £21m transport interchange in South Shields. The new shop, which is located on the ground floor concourse at the new interchange on Keppel Street, was officially opened on Friday 23 August, creating 15…
Live motion ad screen at Monument Metro station in Newcastle
Metro stations to get more live motion advertising screens
The Tyne and Wear Metro is getting 30 new digital display screens that are able to show live motion adverts at its stations. The new screens are being installed at the busier city centre stations on the Metro system. Live motion screens for showcasing major brands and entertainments are now used at…
Henna the Elephant, Elmer Sculpture
Elmer's Great North Parade officially gets underway
This summer’s much anticipated art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, has officially got underway. The trail, by St Oswald’s Hospice, which sees 50 colourful and eye-catching Elmer the Elephant sculptures on display across the region, was launched at an event at The Word in South Shields today,…
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