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Metro driver Craig Pearson
Metro driver lifts the lid on working during the lockdown
A Metro driver has spoken of his pride at transporting key workers, including scores of NHS staff who are on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.  Craig Pearson, who has been driving Metro trains for seven years, paid his own tribute to those who can’t work from home and have to rely on…
People on a bus
Changes to concessionary travel arrangements in North East England
Older and disabled people will no longer be able to travel free on bus and Metro in North East England during the morning peak period, from Tuesday 26 May, as part of moves to support social distancing. Local authorities, bus operators and Nexus have agreed to end the temporary relaxation of…
The Spirit of the Tyne
Covid-secure measures ensure social distancing on the Shields Ferry
The Shields Ferry has Covid-secure measures in place to ensure that social distancing is maintained by passengers and crew. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the cross-Tyne service, has carried out detailed work to meet the standards set down by the Government as lockdown restrictions…
A hand sanitiser point
Hand sanitiser points are installed on the Metro system
Hand sanitiser points have been installed at the busiest stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro to help customers follow public health guidelines. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has fitted sanitiser dispensers at seven key Metro stations, part of a range of measures which ensure…
The re-created Monument Metro station on Animal Crossing
Artists recreates Monument Metro station on Animal Crossing
A man who was "missing" his daily commute on the Tyne and Wear Metro has recreated one of the stations on Animal Crossing. Furloughed artist Euan Lynn from Whitley Bay, has been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons during lockdown. The 26-year-old expanded his virtual house to include a basement,…
Sky News team at Haymarket Metro station
Sky News features key workers at Nexus
Key workers at Nexus are set appear in a special report on Sky News about life on the frontline during the pandemic. The report – 24 hours on Tyneside – will show Metro and Shields Ferry staff at work, lifting the lid on what key workers face amid the Covid-19 crisis. It will air this Friday, 15…
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People advised to wear face coverings on public transport
People should now aim to wear a face covering when in confined public spaces, such as some shops and public transport, the Government has advised. Passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro, buses, the Shields Ferry and rail services are being urged to follow this advice by regional transport body…
Ferry form a guard of honour for their colleague Ray Millward at his funeral
Shields Ferry crew give an emotional send off to a much-loved colleague
The Shields Ferry crew have given an emotional send off to a much-loved colleague who has lost his battle with cancer. Ray Millward, a Ferry Skipper for 22 years, passed away at the end of April at the age of 70. Ray’s crew mates formed a special guard of honour at his funeral at South Shields…
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