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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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Shields Ferry halted in the evenings due to low passenger numbers
Shields Ferry services are to be halted in the evenings due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on passenger numbers. The last crossing from North Shields will be at 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays, starting from Monday, 16 November. Ferry passenger numbers have been significantly reduced…
Volunteers cleaning the riverbank next to South Shields ferry landing
Shields Ferry crew join riverbank clean up in South Tyneside
The Shields Ferry crew have joined forces with community volunteers for a riverside clean up event. The Riverside Project Group was set up by residents in January with the aim of helping to preserve and protect riverside areas in South Tyneside. And it kick-started its activity with a clean-up of…
The current North Shields Ferry landing
Plans for a new Shields Ferry landing secure Government support
Exciting plans to build a new £8.8m ferry landing at North Shields Fish Quay have moved a step closer after the Government announced that funding was being made available. The Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed yesterday that it was allocating £47m to the North East Local…
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Nexus workers raise over £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
Nexus workers have raised over £12,000 to help people in our region who are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts. A range of events were held in support of the charity, from heritage tours on Metro to cake sales, raffles…
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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Passengers are largely following the new face coverings rule, say Nexus
Passengers have largely been following the new rule and wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro, operator Nexus has confirmed. The Government has made face coverings compulsory on all modes of public transport from today, Monday June 15, in the interests of public health. The new rule for…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport.  What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey, except if they have an exemption for health reasons (see below for more information), and this is a condition of…
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