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People advised to wear face coverings on public transport
People should now aim to wear a face covering when in confined public spaces, such as some shops and public transport, the Government has advised. Passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro, buses, the Shields Ferry and rail services are being urged to follow this advice by regional transport body…
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Tyne and Wear Metro secures an £8.6m Government bailout
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured £8.6m of financial support from the Government to sustain its services for key workers. The Department for Transport has agreed 12 weeks of funding for the Metro - £715,000 per week - enabling key routes to remain open for people travelling to hospitals,…
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TV star Robson Green sends a message of support to public transport workers
TV star Robson Green has sent a special message of support to key transport workers in his native North East England. The actor and television presenter, who is from Tyneside and still lives in the region, has recorded a video message for workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro, the cross-Tyne Shields…
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Nexus uses birds of prey to scare off nuisance seagulls
Nexus has brought in birds of prey to scare nuisance seagulls away from the new £21m Transport Interchange in South Shields. A falcon and a hawk are being used by a specialist firm to keep gulls off the roof of the new interchange building. This is being done to prevent the seagulls from claiming…
Gateline at Central station Metro concourse with the social distancing markings on the floor
Metro ticket gates are back in use with social distancing measures
The automatic ticket gates on the Tyne and Wear Metro are back in operation with a new social distancing system in place. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has placed special markings on floor of each ticket concourse to ensure passengers stay two metres apart as they use the…
Crossgate viaduct in South Shields
Essential track modernisation work to go ahead in South Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro is to carry out an essential programme of track modernisation work on its line in South Tyneside. This is vital modernisation work which needs to go ahead. Strict controls will be in place for the workforce to carry out this…
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