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The Shields Ferry returns to a full timetable as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry is to return to a full timetable following the latest stage in the Government’s easing of lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, will restore services after 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from Sunday, April 18. The last crossing of…
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Covid: New Government travel guidance starts from Monday 29 March
New guidelines for public transport users come into effect from today, Monday March 29, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to stay at home and only travel if a journey is essential has ended, and people are being advised to minimise the number of…
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Shields Ferry service to resume
The Shields Ferry service will resume from Sunday 21 March 2021 with the first timetabled sailing from South Shields to North Shields at 10.15am. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, halted the service in February as a safety precaution to allow further repairs to be…
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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…
The Shields Ferry
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…
Nexus staff at recent food bank collection
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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