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  • A Pop card

    Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro

    12 February 2018
    A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price...
  • Pride of the Tyne in dry dock

    Shields Ferry undergoes its annual inspection

    8 February 2018
    An iconic Tyne ferry is in dry dock for its annual inspection. The Shields Ferry, Pride of the Tyne, is undergoing its yearly health check by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Pride, which was built at the Swan Hunter shipyard in 1993, can only undergo the work by being taken out of the...
  • Santa and his helpers on the Shields Ferry

    Santa takes a trip on the Shields Ferry

    12 December 2017
    Scores of excited youngster got the chance to meet Santa on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry yesterday. The visit as part of a tie up with a local charity, and it has helped to benefit under privileged children in North East England. Santa and his elves boarded the Ferry at 3pm on Monday 11...
  • A Metro train

    Metro to introduce new £1 flat fare for young people aged 18 and under

    9 November 2017
    Young people aged 18 and under will pay only £1 for single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro following the proposed introduction of a new Pop Pay As You Go smartcard - Pop blue. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is proposing to launch the Pop blue card from Tuesday January 2 to...
  • Ferry queue on Great North Run day

    Extra Shields Ferry services for the Great North Run

    4 September 2017
    The Shields Ferry will have both of its vessels operating in tandem for Sunday’s Great North Run, with 10,000 passengers expected to use the river crossing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, needs to have both ferries in use due to the huge volume of people who...
  • A musician on the Shields Ferry

    Shields Ferry hosts popular local music festival

    25 August 2017
    Shields Ferry passengers will be entertained by musicians on their Tyne crossings this Bank Holiday weekend. An array of amazing musicians will be on board the ferry on Saturday August 26, 12pm-6pm, giving live performances. The Crossing the Tyne Festival has been organised again this year by a...
  • Philip Meikle

    Nexus appoints a new senior director

    8 August 2017
    Nexus, the public transport body for Tyne and Wear, has appointed a Transport Strategy Director. Philip Meikle, 39, has joined Nexus from Cross Country Trains and brings more than 20 years’ experience in the rail industry and with the Department for Transport (DfT). Philip, of Whitley Bay, will...
  • Screen shot of new website

    Making your web journey easier

    26 July 2017
    We’ve updated this website to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for and to reflect the way you choose to connect with us today. More people want information on the go these days – connecting with nexus.org.uk from smart phones or tablets – so we’ve improved our website to make...
  • The Disney Magic cruise ship

    Ferry trip to wave off the Disney Magic cruise ship

    17 July 2017
    The Shields Ferry is running a special river trip for people to watch the stunning Disney Magic cruise ship as she leaves the Tyne on Wednesday evening. The trip will take place this Wednesday, 19 July, and will depart from the South Shields ferry landing at 6pm. Tickets, which will be available on...
  • Family on Ferry trip

    Shields Ferry cruises are back for summer 2017

    7 July 2017
    Shields Ferry river trips are coming back in August, offering a great variety of events for all tastes. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne ferry service, is running a range of cruises, including live music, fish and chip trips, historical commentaries and on-board entertainments for...

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