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Covid: New Government travel guidance starts from Monday 29 March
New guidelines for public transport users come into effect from today, Monday March 29, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to stay at home and only travel if a journey is essential has ended, and people are being advised to minimise the number of…
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Metro secures a further £8m of financial support from the Government
The Tyne and Wear Metro has secured £8m of further financial support from the Government to sustain its essential services for the next 11 weeks while Covid-19 restrictions ease gradually. The Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed the latest round of emergency covid funding today, Saturday 20…
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Shields Ferry service to resume
The Shields Ferry service will resume from Sunday 21 March 2021 with the first timetabled sailing from South Shields to North Shields at 10.15am. Nexus, the public body which owns operates the cross-Tyne service, halted the service in February as a safety precaution to allow further repairs to be…
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Multi-billion pound North East Transport Plan approved
The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has formally approved the North East Transport Plan, setting out a £6.8bn plan to revitalise regional transport, delivering a green transport revolution for the North East.    Today, Tuesday 16 March, the Committee has signed off the ambitious plan,…
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Demolition work gets underway on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train depot
There was an historic moment for the Tyne and Wear Metro this week as work started on the demolition of its 100 year-old depot, paving the way for a £70m new modern facility on the same site – home to the new Metro train fleet. Crews began the task of pulling down the South East side of the…
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International Women's Day
Nexus are committed to equality and diversity, including increasing the number of women working for us.  International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.…
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UV light sanitises Metro's escalators in its latest covid secure measure
A new device that uses ultraviolet light to sanitise escalator handrails has been installed on the Tyne and Wear Metro as part of its range of covid-secure measures. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has fitted the UV equipment on 31 escalators on the network. The UV light kills…
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Stadler wins a prestigious rail industry award
The company that is building new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has scooped a prestigious rail industry award. Stadler, the Swiss train builder, has won Rail Business of the Year at the annual Rail Business Awards, which were held remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The judges said they had…
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Families are advised plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning to school next week. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear when they start to gradually re-open from Monday 8 March.  The extra buses are on top…
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