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Get your career on track with a Nexus apprenticeship
Nexus is looking for nine new apprentices for positions across their business. The apprenticeships are all Level 3, and successful applicants will start in autumn 2022. Five new recruits will work in Metro Infrastructure, in signalling, track engineering and electrical technical roles. Two…
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Easter treat for local food bank
North East charity Feeding Families has benefitted from a donation of £5000, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees. The money was officially handed over at a cheque presentation, at a Feeding Families warehouse and distribution centre in Blaydon, Gateshead. Employees of Nexus…
Pride of the Tyne in dry dock
Iconic Tyne passenger ferry gets a clean bill of health
An iconic Tyne passenger ferry will be in tip top condition for summer after getting a new paint job and an engine overhaul.  The Pride of the Tyne, one of two Shields Ferries owned and operated by Nexus, is currently in dry dock for extensive annual maintenance work.  The 29-year-old vessel, which…
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Easter holiday fun on Metro and Shields Ferry
Kids travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry all day, every day – and what better time to make the most of the offer than the Easter holidays? Tyne and Wear is home to some fantastic family attractions and days out, many of them easily accessible by public transport. Take a look at our…
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Metro to provide free onward travel for Ukrainians on arrival in the UK
Refugees fleeing the conflict in the Ukraine can get free onward travel to their final destinations on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Sunday, 20 March, as part of the national effort to provide them with support.  They will be entitled to a free one-way journey from the point of arrival in Britain in…
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Evening services on the Shields Ferry will resume from March 7
Evening services on the Shields Ferry are to resume from Monday 7 March.  Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, said that it was in the process of training new recruits to plug a gap in its roster – and it will restore a full timetable well ahead of the busy spring…
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Metro customers should keep wearing face coverings when travelling
Metro customers should continue to wear face coverings when travelling on the system, unless they are exempt. While the mandatory requirement to wear face coverings ended from today, Thursday 27 January, the Government’s updated advice advises people to continue wearing masks in busy spaces,…
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Metro fares offer price freeze by switching to Pop Pay As You Go
Metro customers need not pay more for the cost of their travel from April 2022 by switching to a Pop Pay As You Go product. A freeze on the price of adult journeys made by Pop Pay As You Go, as well as a freeze on season tickets bought through corporate schemes, is a key part of plans to drive a…
The Shields Ferry
Covid: Shields Ferry will not run in the evenings from Sunday 9 January
The Shields Ferry will not operate in the evenings until further notice from Sunday 9 January in order to protect the service from the latest wave of Covid-19. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, said that stepping down to a 12-hour timetable was a temporary measure to help it…
Artists impression of the proposed new transport hub in North Shields
Plans are submitted for new transport hub in North Shields
Ambitious plans for a new transport hub with town square in North Shields and walkway linking the town centre to the Fish Quay have been submitted. The proposals are part of North Tyneside Council’s Ambition for North Shields and the Fish Quay Masterplan, aimed at breathing new life into the town…
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