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Thousands of Great North Runners on the Tyne Bridge iconic shot
Metro's Great North Run boost on weekend of world class sport
The Tyne and Wear Metro has enjoyed a boost in ticket sales and passenger numbers thanks to the Great North Run, on a weekend of world class sport for North East England. Nexus, the public body that owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says that Metro carried 90,000 passengers on the day of…
Sunderland Royal Nusring staff with the replica bus stop in the hospital
Replica bus stop helps dementia patients in Sunderland
A replica bus stop in Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department is helping to calm and reassure patients with dementia. Supplied by Nexus and complete with a bus stop sign and a current timetable of local routes, it is situated in a quiet room where they can sit and reminisce. Research has…
Photo of people on a bus
Bus operators host Accessibility Day in Newcastle
North East bus operators are holding a special event to showcase accessibility on local bus services. Operators Go North East, Arriva and Stagecoach will be displaying a range of their latest accessible buses at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Saturday 14 September, 11am-3pm, working…
Ferry crew with Elmer the Elephant sculpture
Shields Ferry gets its own Elmer the Elephant
The Shields Ferry has its very own Elmer the Elephant sculpture on public display. The Elmer sculpture, Mema, was designed by Nexus staff as part of a competition, and he is on show on board the Spirit of the Tyne. Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice, is based on the much-loved…
South Shields interchange
Watch: Fascinating footage captures interchange build
Construction of South Shields’ new £21million transport interchange has been captured in a fascinating three-minute film. Timelapse footage shows the statement building from the start of the build through to completion earlier this month. The interchange, which forms Phase Two of the £100 million…
Nexus staff hand over donations to Hebburb foodbank volunteers
Nexus boosts South Tyneside foodbank
Nexus staff have given a welcome boost to a South Tyneside foodbank. Workers from across the company - which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro – held a collection for the Hebburn Helps community foodbank, which provides vital support to local families who are struggling to make ends meet.…
Staff open the new Greggs store in the new South Shields Transport Interchange
Greggs opens its 2,000th shop at South Shields Transport Interchange
Greggs, one of the UK’s leading food-on-the-go retailers, has opened its 2,000th shop at the new £21m transport interchange in South Shields. The new shop, which is located on the ground floor concourse at the new interchange on Keppel Street, was officially opened on Friday 23 August, creating 15…
Live motion ad screen at Monument Metro station in Newcastle
Metro stations to get more live motion advertising screens
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…
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