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Government urged to provide further support for public transport
The Government has been urged to provide further financial support for local bus and Metro services in North East England while they continue to recover from the impact of lockdown. Leaders of city-regions across the country have written a joint letter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve…
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Shields Ferry service suspended until further notice
The Shields Ferry is to remain closed until further notice while repairs are carried out at its North landing. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, has halted the service as a safety precaution due to the added impact of bad weather conditions. A half hourly…
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Funding in place to create a new Shields Ferry landing
A new landing for the Shields Ferry has moved a step closer after £8.8m of funding was given the green light. Nexus wants to relocate the north landing to Western Quay, bringing the ferry into the heart of the North Shields Fish Quay regeneration area, with easy links to the town centre and…
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Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres
Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am if they are going to or from a coronavirus vaccination appointment. Nexus has confirmed that older and eligible disabled customers can travel on local buses in Tyne and Wear – and Metro if they have a Metro Gold…
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Metro fares review offers savings for workers and hard pressed families
Metro fares are set to continue offering savings for workers and hard-pressed families affected by the covid-19 crisis, amid an overall price rise in line with the cost of living. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, is facing the biggest financial challenge in its 40-year history…
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Nexus announces fundraising mission for Feeding Families
Nexus has announced Feeding Families as their chosen charity, as voted for by their employees. The tie up with the charity will include regular food donations and fundraising activities throughout the year, starting this week.  On Friday 11 December at Gateshead Interchange and Monday 21 December…
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Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
Ferry fitters with the new engine at South Shields landing
The Shields Ferry gets a new engine from Norway
The Shields Ferry has had a new engine fitted on one of its two vessels. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, bought the refurbished power unit from a supplier in Norway. The Spirit of the Tyne has got the new diesel motor as part of a £400,000 investment programme…
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Region-wide consultation launches on multi-billion strategy for transport 
A public consultation has launched to secure feedback on the region’s first Transport Plan - an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the North East up to 2035.  The North East Transport Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transformative projects, an…
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