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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,…
Elmer the Elephant Sculpture
The countdown is on to the start of Elmer's Great North Parade
The countdown is on to the start of this summer’s much anticipated art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade. The trail, by St Oswald’s Hospice, will see 50 colourful and eye-catching Elmer the Elephant sculptures put on display across the region. Click here to watch a preview video. The life sized…
South Shields Bus and Metro Interchange
Greggs to open new shop at South Shields £21m Interchange
Greggs is to open a new shop at South Shields’ £21m transport interchange. The popular food-to-go chain, which has outlets across the UK, has taken the principle unit in the new interchange building as it continues to focus on transport locations, including motorways and trains stations. South…
South Shields Interchange
South Shields £21m Interchange delivers a step change in quality
A new £21m transport interchange in South Shields opened its doors for the first time on Sunday, August 4, heralding a transformation in facilities for local public transport users. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, took over the management of the new…
Leader, Chief Executive, Lead Member for Housing and Transport for South Tyneside Council, Nexus, Bowmer and Kirkland and Muse Developements inside South Shields Interchange
Transport Interchange reaches final destination
A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend. The £21million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is to open to the public on Sunday morning. The statement building, which is…
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