Ferry crew with Guide Dog Snowdog sculpture at the ferry landing waiting room in Siouth Shields
Snowdogs go back on public display
The Great North Snowdog sculptures have made a triumphant return to Tyneside’s public transport system. Two of the Snowdogs from the 2016 trail – Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event which raised £260,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice – have gone on public display on the Metro…
Performance poets at Monument Metro station
Metro marked National Poetry Day in a very different way
The Tyne and Wear Metro has celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of poetry performances across the transport system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, teamed up with the Poetry Book Society to host the event on Thursday October 4. There were pop-up poetry performances on…
South Shields Marine School students at the ferry landing with Spirit of the Tyne
Students from India get a taste of life on the Shields Ferry
Engineering students from India have been on a fact finding mission to the Shields Ferry. The students, who are enrolled at South Shields Marine School and begin their studies this week, got the chance to see how the iconic cross-Tyne service is operated. They are studying for HNDs in marine…
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New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist Jay Smith with her art work on the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry artwork raises awareness of plastics problem
A new photo artwork on the Shields Ferry brings home the topical issue of plastics in our oceans. Clean Up Isle Sea by photographer Jay Smith contrasts the stunning and beautiful seascapes of the  North East coast with the discarded plastics lurking just below the surface. The images she has…
A pensioner on a Metro
Use your Metro Gold Card all day in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day this summer. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has opened the system to Gold Card holders before 9.30am on weekdays throughout July and August. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “There is so much to see and…
Carers Week team on the Ferry with crew
Shields Ferry plays a part in supporting Carers' Week
The Shields Ferry has played a part in supporting Carers’ Week 2018. Staff from the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre set up an information stand on board the ferry and took time to speak to passengers about Carers’ Week and the support available to them from both North and South Tyneside. CEO, Claire…
Apprentices at work on Metro
Nexus to recruit ten new apprentices
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is recruiting ten new apprentices in a variety of different areas, from Metro to the Shields Ferry as well as their headquarters. The intake includes roles in engineering, transport planning, finance and training.…
Nexus staff and forces personnel
Nexus signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has underlined its continued support for people who serve in the armed forces by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. By signing the Covenant, organisations pledge their public commitment to the Armed Forces, committing to…
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Nexus carries out its biggest ever transport survey
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services, is to conduct its biggest ever survey to find out how people get around in Tyne and Wear. Nexus is contacting 200,000 households from today, Monday 19 March, with its big survey, which can be filled in online here. The feedback will…