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Nexus Managing Director Cathy Massarella and Ferry skipper Joe Avary in the wheelhouse on Pride of the Tyne press the button to sound the ship's horn in tribute to the RNLI
The Shields Ferry joins the RNLI’s 200th anniversary celebrations
The Shields Ferry has joined a host of other vessels to help the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Tynemouth mark 200 years of saving lives at sea.  The Ferry was part of a flotilla of boats on the River Tyne on Monday, 4 March, which sounded its sirens to mark the RNLI’s 200th…
Risaria Langley and Kyle Scott from Radio Shields with the Shields Ferry vessel Spirit of the Tyne
Shield Ferry to feature in a new series on community radio
The Shields Ferry is taking to the airwaves for a new series of features on a local radio station.  The cross-Tyne service is being brought into focus on Radio Shields, who are profiling it in a new segment titled ‘Ferry Tales’.  It will cover everyday life on board, including interviews…
Kev Leonard next to the Shields Ferry Spirit of the Tyne
Nexus appoints a new manager to run the Shields Ferry
Nexus has appointed a new manager to run the Shields Ferry.  Kev Leonard has taken on the role of Customer Services Operations Manager, overseeing both the cross-Tyne Ferry service and local bus interchanges. Kev, 55, of Sunderland, who has made the switch from the Nexus Health and Safety…
Cathy Massarella Managing Director Nexus
New Nexus Managing Director appointed
We’re delighted to confirm that Cathy Massarella has been confirmed as our new Managing Director after being the Interim Managing Director since August 2023. Cathy was previously Major Projects Director at Nexus, leading the introduction of Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet and the award-…
Generic photo of apprentices foxing a rail vehicle on Tyne and Wear Metro
New jobs and apprenticeships available at Nexus in 2024
We have a range of exciting new job, apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship opportunities currently available. Seven roles are available in its Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (QHSSE) team.  Candidates are being sought for Risk Manager, Quality and Assurance Manager, two…
A Nexus worker in Santa hat
Watch: Nexus workers spread some festive cheer
Nexus workers have been spreading festive cheer in the countdown to Christmas – donning their Santa hats for a new campaign promoting public transport over the holiday season.  Customer service teams from the Tyne and Wear Metro feature in the campaign alongside area controllers at bus…
The four newly qualified Shields Ferry skippers
Shields Ferry crew sail through their boat licence tests
Four members of the Shields Ferry crew are celebrating after making the grade as boat skippers.  They have passed the maritime equivalent of a driving test to get the all-important qualification after months of rigorous training and mentoring.  The fab four – James Wangadia, Joe Avary,…
North Shields Ferry Landing Inspection
Divers carry out North Shield Ferry landing inspection
Nexus has undertaken a structural and condition survey of the North Shields ferry landing. This including checks on the pier, pontoon, linkspan bridge, restraining piles and all supports, including marine ancillaries. The consultants employed a team of divers to carry out a below water inspection…
A Metro train at Haymarket
Metro and Shields Ferry carry record numbers at the Great North Run
A record number of people travelled on the Tyne and Wear Metro at this year’s Great North Run, with over 100,000 customers using the network to get to and from the word famous half marathon.  We saw the highest ever footfall in the 39 years our transport system had supported the event. …
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