A pensioner on a Metro
Use your Metro Gold Card all day in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day this summer. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has opened the system to Gold Card holders before 9.30am on weekdays throughout July and August. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “There is so much to see and…
Carers Week team on the Ferry with crew
Shields Ferry plays a part in supporting Carers' Week
The Shields Ferry has played a part in supporting Carers’ Week 2018. Staff from the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre set up an information stand on board the ferry and took time to speak to passengers about Carers’ Week and the support available to them from both North and South Tyneside. CEO, Claire…
Apprentices at work on Metro
Nexus to recruit ten new apprentices
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is recruiting ten new apprentices in a variety of different areas, from Metro to the Shields Ferry as well as their headquarters. The intake includes roles in engineering, transport planning, finance and training.…
Nexus staff and forces personnel
Nexus signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has underlined its continued support for people who serve in the armed forces by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. By signing the Covenant, organisations pledge their public commitment to the Armed Forces, committing to…
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Nexus carries out its biggest ever transport survey
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services, is to conduct its biggest ever survey to find out how people get around in Tyne and Wear. Nexus is contacting 200,000 households from today, Monday 19 March, with its big survey, which can be filled in online here. The feedback will…
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Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro
A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price…
Pride of the Tyne in dry dock
Shields Ferry undergoes its annual inspection
An iconic Tyne ferry is in dry dock for its annual inspection. The Shields Ferry, Pride of the Tyne, is undergoing its yearly health check by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Pride, which was built at the Swan Hunter shipyard in 1993, can only undergo the work by being taken out of the…
Santa and his helpers on the Shields Ferry
Santa takes a trip on the Shields Ferry
Scores of excited youngster got the chance to meet Santa on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry yesterday. The visit as part of a tie up with a local charity, and it has helped to benefit under privileged children in North East England. Santa and his elves boarded the Ferry at 3pm on Monday 11…
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Metro to introduce new £1 flat fare for young people aged 18 and under
Young people aged 18 and under will pay only £1 for single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro following the proposed introduction of a new Pop Pay As You Go smartcard - Pop blue. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is proposing to launch the Pop blue card from Tuesday January 2 to…
Ferry queue on Great North Run day
Extra Shields Ferry services for the Great North Run
The Shields Ferry will have both of its vessels operating in tandem for Sunday’s Great North Run, with 10,000 passengers expected to use the river crossing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, needs to have both ferries in use due to the huge volume of people who…