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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…
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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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Nexus finds a new way of working with young offenders during lockdown
Young offenders caught committing crimes on the Tyne and Wear Metro have a new method of paying their debt to society during lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has devised a special workbook so that restorative justice can carry on during the coronavirus pandemic, which…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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Watch: Nexus teams cheer NHS heroes in the final Clap for Carers
Nexus staff joined with the rest of the nation in the final Clap for Carers event yesterday, Thursday May 28. Last night’s tribute to NHS and care workers on the coronavirus frontline was officially the final outing for an event which has brought the nation together during the Covid-19 crisis.…
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Shields Ferry resumes on Sundays as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry has resumes services on Sundays as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, resumed normal operations from Sunday May 31. The Sunday service will operate to the normal timetable, with the first ferry leaving South Shields 10.…
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