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Families urged to plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning for the new school term. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear as the new term starts. The extra buses, supported by Government funding, are on…
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Coronavirus: Transport chiefs issue a new call for Government support
An urgent request for continued emergency revenue funding to support the North East’s public transport network and to sustain services has been sent to the Transport Secretary ahead of the expiry date of 4 August for existing support packages.   Cllr Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council and…
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Nexus workers raise over £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
Nexus workers have raised over £12,000 to help people in our region who are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts. A range of events were held in support of the charity, from heritage tours on Metro to cake sales, raffles…
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Generous donations swell food bank coffers in South Shields
Generous donations for a local food bank have been officially handed over after a collection at South Shields Transport Interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the food bank collection point at the interchange from July 6 – 10 to help people who are struggling to make…
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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Passengers are largely following the new face coverings rule, say Nexus
Passengers have largely been following the new rule and wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro, operator Nexus has confirmed. The Government has made face coverings compulsory on all modes of public transport from today, Monday June 15, in the interests of public health. The new rule for…
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North east bus stations made Covid-secure, with extra staff on duty
Newcastle’s busiest bus station is to become ‘boarding only’ for passengers as part of actions to make the city centre and its public transport covid secure. Haymarket Bus Station will, from Monday, 15 June, be reserved for passengers boarding buses, with numbers expected to grow in the weeks ahead…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport.  What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey, except if they have an exemption for health reasons (see below for more information), and this is a condition of…
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Nexus finds a new way of working with young offenders during lockdown
Young offenders caught committing crimes on the Tyne and Wear Metro have a new method of paying their debt to society during lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has devised a special workbook so that restorative justice can carry on during the coronavirus pandemic, which…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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