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Metro lost property to go on sale
Nexus is selling all the lost property found on Tyne and Wear Metro, buses and the Shields Ferry over the last two years, to raise money for a local charity.  The sale will take place at Tynemouth Station Market on Sunday 30 June, from 9am-3pm Hundreds of items are up for sale, including: New…
A Pop card
Network One zonal changes provide simplified customer offering
Customers who use Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry journey – can now buy any combination of zones on a Pop smart card for the first time, with fewer zones to make it simpler for people to find the right price for their journey.  The new Network One…
Daft As A Brush cheque presentation
Our employees raise over £9,000 for charity
Kind hearted Nexus employees have raised over £9,600 for Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care, following a year of fundraising activities.  The money was officially handed over at a cheque presentation at Central Metro station concourse in Newcastle last week.  Nexus Managing Director,…
Shields Ferry skipper Chris McGuinness next to the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry skipper famed as Sting’s lookalike gets ready to retire
A Shields Ferry skipper who has spent three decades delighting customers with his uncanny resemblance to the music icon Sting is getting ready for a well-deserved retirement.  Chris McGuinness, who is renowned for being the spitting double of the Wallsend born singer, will bid an emotional…
The grey seal next to the North Shields Ferry landing April 25, 2024
Grey seal delights customers and crew on the Shields Ferry
A cute little seal has been delighting customers on the Shields Ferry after being spotted lounging right next to the north landing.  The small grey seal was discovered early this morning, Thursday 25 April, during the first Ferry crossing of the day.  It was happily relaxing, out of the…
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…
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