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Shields Ferry
A cleaner, greener Shields Ferry for the future
Nexus are working with Newcastle University on a project to reduce the carbon emissions of the Shields Ferry. The project, called CLEANFERRY, has received financial backing from the Department of Transport (DfT). Over £23m has been allocated to 55 initiatives to reduce emissions from the maritime…
The Shields Ferry
Ferry crew praised after saving a man who fell into the Tyne
The Shields Ferry crew have been praised for their quick thinking after they rescued a man who fell into the Tyne. Crew members Nathan Williamson, David Purvis and Stephen Patterson performed the rescue after spotting the man in the water about 50 metres off the South landing. They used a device…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Child at Metro station
Free travel for children on Metro and Ferry
Nexus is making family days out even more affordable, with free travel for children all day, every day. Up to three children aged 11 and under can now travel for free on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry when accompanied by a fare paying adult.  The offer was first introduced for weekends…
Operators announce Network One on Pop card with a giant Pop card at Gateshead Interchange
Network One tickets can now be purchased on a Pop card
Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry - can now be purchased on a Pop card. This means that people can use one smartcard for All Zone multi-modal travel across the region regardless of which operators they are travelling with. And a new All Zone Plus ticket has…
A Metro cube
Covid: New Government travel advice comes into effect
New guidelines for public transport users have come into effect as part of the latest stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to minimise travel ended from today, Monday 17 May. Passengers are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines…
The Shields Ferry
Watch: Shields Ferry ready to welcome passengers back safely
The Shields Ferry is covid- secure and ready to welcome customers back as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.  The Government’s instruction to minimise travel will end from Monday, 17 May. People are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines when making a journey.  A…
Spirit of the Tyne
The Shields Ferry returns to a full timetable as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry is to return to a full timetable following the latest stage in the Government’s easing of lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, will restore services after 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from Sunday, April 18. The last crossing of…
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