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Cllr Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee
Youth fares hit major milestone – ten million journeys taken
More than ten million affordable green journeys have been made by young people in the North East, thanks to a region-wide £1 single and £3 day ticket for those aged 21 and under using public transport.  The single ticket is available for use on all bus, Metro and Ferry journeys across the…
Cheque presentation for Wayne's Walk
Walkers put best foot forward to raise money in memory of colleague
A charity walk organised by Nexus in memory of a much-loved colleague has raised £1,800 for Great North Air Ambulance Service.    Wayne Monaghan worked for Nexus as a Track Inspection and Testing Production Supervisor, and he passed away in July 2023.    Wayne, age 53, was a…
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Nexus to launch new and improved bus routes in north and east Newcastle
New and improved bus routes for north and east Newcastle will be launched by Nexus next month in response to feedback from customers. The changes will take effect from Sunday, 24 March, and are being funded through the Government’s Bus Service Improvement plan.  They include: •  …
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Take the Kids for Free pledge close to generating a million Metro journeys
Every minute of the day a family is now taking advantage of the Take The Kids for Free price promise on Metro and the Shields Ferry. Since being launched in summer 2021 almost a million journeys have been made by parents, grandparents and children under the age of 12, up to three of whom can travel…
The new Gosforth Metro Depot from above all lit up at night
Timelapse film showcases the new £70m Gosforth Metro Depot
A new timelapse film has been released to mark the completion of the £70m rebuild of Gosforth Metro Depot.  The footage charts the progress and scale of this major construction project, near Newcastle, from the start date in 2020 through to completion in January this year. The film is…
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Metro major line closure Airport-South Gosforth: 17 to 23 February
A busy section of Metro line between the Airport and South Gosforth is to close for seven days to allow for a major programme of track and overhead line renewal works to be carried out.  Buses will replace trains Airport-South Gosforth from Saturday 17 February to Friday 23 February. The Metro…
Risaria Langley and Kyle Scott from Radio Shields with the Shields Ferry vessel Spirit of the Tyne
Shield Ferry to feature in a new series on community radio
The Shields Ferry is taking to the airwaves for a new series of features on a local radio station.  The cross-Tyne service is being brought into focus on Radio Shields, who are profiling it in a new segment titled ‘Ferry Tales’.  It will cover everyday life on board, including interviews…
Kev Leonard next to the Shields Ferry Spirit of the Tyne
Nexus appoints a new manager to run the Shields Ferry
Nexus has appointed a new manager to run the Shields Ferry.  Kev Leonard has taken on the role of Customer Services Operations Manager, overseeing both the cross-Tyne Ferry service and local bus interchanges. Kev, 55, of Sunderland, who has made the switch from the Nexus Health and Safety…
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Introducing the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet – a project update
Introducing the new trains is the biggest and most important project in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro and we’re making great progress. We were delighted to receive a further two new trains from Switzerland in December, marking off another major project milestone. Our new fleet is a bespoke…
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Metro’s new £70m Gosforth Depot is successfully completed
A £70m project to build a state-of-the-art new depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been successfully completed. Stadler has finished the new Gosforth Metro Depot, near Newcastle, which will provide a modern home for the new Metro train fleet.  This is another key milestone in the £362m Metro…
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