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older people on bus
Restrictions on concessionary bus and Metro passes to be lifted
Nexus has agreed to lift current restrictions preventing free travel in Tyne and Wear for some passengers before 9:30am. Senior citizens and people with some disabilities are entitled to free off-peak travel on buses with a concessionary pass or a discounted Metro Gold Card. Huw Lewis, Customer…
The Spirit of The Tyne
Shields Ferry operation reduced as crew members isolate
The Shields Ferry service will operate a reduced timetable from Monday, 23 March as crew members isolate in response to Public Health advice on the Coronavirus. The Ferry will operate a regular timetable from 07:15am to 06:30pm Monday to Saturday until further notice. Later evening crossings…
Metro train on QE2 bridge
Coronavirus: advice for Metro passengers
Metro passengers can be confident in using the Metro system during the coronavirus outbreak, operator Nexus has confirmed. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking its advice from Public Health England. At the moment there are no advised changes to Metro operations or in the…
Ferry crew with the new defibrillator
Shields Ferry is fitted with defibrillators
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service has been fitted with life-saving defibrillators. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, has funded the installation of defibrillators on both of its vessels - Pride of the Tyne and Spirit of the Tyne. The devices, known as defibs, are there…
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Join our Insight Panel and have your say on public transport services
Nexus is encouraging more people to give them their views on local transport services. The Nexus Insight Panel is a way for residents of Tyne and Wear to have their say on bus and Metro services - and a range of other connected topics. Nexus is aiming to increase the numbers of people who can give…
North Shields Ferry landing
Shields Ferry to resume services on Saturday 21 December
The Shields Ferry is to resume services on Saturday, December 21, following the successful completion of essential repairs. Structural damage on the North Shields ferry landing has been rectified following a six week closure. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Shields Ferry, will re-…
Martin Kearney
Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, who is swapping Australia for North East England to take on the job. Martin Kearney, who runs transport services in the cities of Sydney and Auckland, will direct all of the day-to-…
Nexus and Metro staff at the Hate Crime Awareness Week Walk of Solidarity with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuiness
Nexus supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. A walk of solidarity in the west end of Newcastle marked the start of a series events that will encourage people to “spread love not hate”. Nexus staff joined with the walk of…
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