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Metro stations to get more live motion ad screens installed
The Tyne and Wear Metro is getting 30 new digital display screens that are able to show live motion adverts at its stations. The new screens are being installed at the busier city centre stations on the Metro system. Live motion screens for showcasing major brands and entertainments are now used at…
Henna the Elephant, Elmer Sculpture
Elmer's Great North Parade officially gets underway
This summer’s much anticipated art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, has officially got underway. The trail, by St Oswald’s Hospice, which sees 50 colourful and eye-catching Elmer the Elephant sculptures on display across the region, was launched at an event at The Word in South Shields today,…
Elmer the Elephant Sculpture
The countdown is on to the start of Elmer's Great North Parade
The countdown is on to the start of this summer’s much anticipated art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade. The trail, by St Oswald’s Hospice, will see 50 colourful and eye-catching Elmer the Elephant sculptures put on display across the region. Click here to watch a preview video. The life sized…
South Shields Transport Interchange
Bus services in South Shields switch to the town's new transport interchange
Bus services in South Shields switched to the town’s new £21m transport interchange from Sunday August 4. This means that there will be changes to routes and bus stops used in the centre of South Shields, and to timetables. Customers can get more information about this at www.nexus.org.uk/bus. Bus…
South Shields Interchange
South Shields £21m Interchange delivers a step change in quality
A new £21m transport interchange in South Shields opened its doors for the first time on Sunday, August 4, heralding a transformation in facilities for local public transport users. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, took over the management of the new…
Leader, Chief Executive, Lead Member for Housing and Transport for South Tyneside Council, Nexus, Bowmer and Kirkland and Muse Developements inside South Shields Interchange
Transport Interchange reaches final destination
A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend. The £21million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is to open to the public on Sunday morning. The statement building, which is…
A Metro cube on a summer day
Advice for Metro customers in the heatwave
Top tips for Metro customers when travelling in the heatwave. • Open windows to let fresh air into the carriage. • Carry water to stay hydrated and keep yourself cool. • Eat something before you travel. • Make priority seating available for those who need it, such as pregnant, elderly or disabled…
Great North Runners photo on Tyne Bridge
Advance information for Great North Runners and spectators
Are there any changes to bus, Metro and Shields Ferry services for runners and spectators travelling home from this year’s Great North Run? No – You will see the same public transport as last year, with the same high frequency bus services leaving from near the finish line, and Metro and the Ferry…
Shields Ferry skipper Nathan Williamson
Watch: the youngest Shields Ferry skipper for more than three decades
Meet the youngest Shields Ferry skipper for more than 30 years. Nathan Williamson is captain of the iconic cross-Tyne passenger service at the age of 22. Nathan, of North Shields, is already a volunteer for the Tynemouth Lifeboat and had long been keen on a maritime career. His dad was in the…
Taking track temperature
Watch: Managing Metro tracks in a heatwave
Nexus staff have been carrying out temperature monitoring work on Metro's 77km of tracks during the heatwave, which has hit the UK this week. In the video clip below Nexus Head of Maintenance Delivery, Phil Kirkland, explains how we manage the Metro infrastructure in very hot weather. He said: "We…
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