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The defibrillator in its case at West Monkseaton Metro station
Defibrillator installed at West Monkseaton Metro station
A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at West Monkseaton Metro station in North Tyneside.  The device, known as a defib, has been mounted inside the station concourse, next to the ticket machines, in a special protective case and is registered on the National Defibrillator Network – ‘…
Cate Watkinson, Mike David and Rita Griskonyte with the restored stained glass art work at Monkseaton Metro station
Metro stained glass artwork is back on display after restoration work
Colourful stained glass art work has gone back on public display at a North Tyneside Metro station after it was painstakingly restored to its former glory.  The ‘Beach and Shipyards’ art installation, which bookends the historic canopy at Monkseaton Metro station, has been carefully cleaned…
Photo of new glazing panels being intalled at Whitley Bay Metro station canopy
New glazing for Whitley Bay Metro station’s historic canopy
A £5.3m project to restore the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station has entered an important phase, with works now underway to install the new glazing.  The Grade II listed structure, which dates back to the Edwardian era, is undergoing a major restoration programme which will see the…
The new Stadler Class 555 Tyne and Wear Metro train on test at Cullercoats
Stadler reaches the halfway stage in new Metro train fleet build
The £362m programme to build a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has reached its half way stage.  Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer, has now built 23 of the 46 trains that we have on order.  This latest landmark comes hot on the heels of the new Metro trains entering a…
A Metro train in North Tyneside
Extra patrols on Metro through Operation Coastwatch
Nexus has once again joined up with Northumbria Police and North Tyneside Council for this year’s Operation Coastwatch. It’s an initiative that creates a holistic approach to tackling disorder and anti-social behaviour at the North Tyneside coast over the busy summer months.  The operation…
A Pop card
Network One zonal changes provide simplified customer offering
Customers who use Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry journey – can now buy any combination of zones on a Pop smart card for the first time, with fewer zones to make it simpler for people to find the right price for their journey.  The new Network One…
A new Stadler Metro train on daytime test
New Metro trains begin daytime test runs on the network
Metro customers are getting their first chance to see the new trains out on the system as daytime testing gets underway – marking a new major milestone for the £362m programme.  This the next significant step in getting the new Stadler trains ready to enter service later this year. The daytime…
Daft As A Brush cheque presentation
Our employees raise over £9,000 for charity
Kind hearted Nexus employees have raised over £9,600 for Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care, following a year of fundraising activities.  The money was officially handed over at a cheque presentation at Central Metro station concourse in Newcastle last week.  Nexus Managing Director,…
Shields Ferry skipper Chris McGuinness next to the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry skipper famed as Sting’s lookalike gets ready to retire
A Shields Ferry skipper who has spent three decades delighting customers with his uncanny resemblance to the music icon Sting is getting ready for a well-deserved retirement.  Chris McGuinness, who is renowned for being the spitting double of the Wallsend born singer, will bid an emotional…
The grey seal next to the North Shields Ferry landing April 25, 2024
Grey seal delights customers and crew on the Shields Ferry
A cute little seal has been delighting customers on the Shields Ferry after being spotted lounging right next to the north landing.  The small grey seal was discovered early this morning, Thursday 25 April, during the first Ferry crossing of the day.  It was happily relaxing, out of the…
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