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The Shields Ferry
Ferry crew praised after saving a man who fell into the Tyne
The Shields Ferry crew have been praised for their quick thinking after they rescued a man who fell into the Tyne. Crew members Nathan Williamson, David Purvis and Stephen Patterson performed the rescue after spotting the man in the water about 50 metres off the South landing. They used a device…
The Northumberland line
Major contract awarded for Northumberland line project
The contractor to build six new stations on the Northumberland Line has been confirmed.      The County Council is working with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Northern Trains Ltd on the ambitious programme to reintroduce regular passenger trains between Ashington and Newcastle by…
PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Martijn Gilbert from Go North East and Cllr Martin Gannon at Gateshead Inbterchange with the branded bus
Join the Big Bus Conversation – the chance to have your say
Regional transport leaders have launched the Big Bus Conversation – a new region-wide campaign to gather feedback ahead of a bid to access a national £3bn funding pot with the aim of persuading people to switch sustainably to the bus.  Following the publication of the government’s ‘Bus Back Better…
Metro Development Director Neil Blagburn and Project Manager Tabitha Callaghan at the butterfly conservation site at Howdon Depot
Nexus creates a butterfly conservation project on Metro
A special conservation area has been created on the Tyne and Wear Metro network to protect a rare species of butterfly. The one-acre habitat at Howdon Metro depot in North Tyneside was established after the former landfill site was found to be home to an increasingly rare butterfly called a Dingy…
Anna Woodford, Pippa Little and Christy Ducker
Poetry on the platforms
A trip on Metro by a local poet has inspired a new display of thought-provoking verse on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station. Working in partnership with Royal Literary Fund Fellows at Newcastle and York Universities, Metro-operator Nexus is proud to support the display of four poems…
Southpaw Dance Company in rehearsal
Dance performances are set to wow Metro customers this summer
Professional dancers are set to wow customers on the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer with a series of set-piece performances at stations. The pop-up dance performances by the Newcastle-based Southpaw Dance Company mark the launch of Metro operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme.…
Child at Metro station
Free travel for children on Metro and Ferry
Nexus is making family days out even more affordable, with free travel for children all day, every day. Up to three children aged 11 and under can now travel for free on Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry when accompanied by a fare paying adult.  The offer was first introduced for weekends…
A Metro train at East Boldon
Extra staff promote the wearing of face coverings on Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro will have extra frontline teams on the network today to engage with customers about the need to wear face coverings when making a journey. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has made the wearing of face coverings a condition of carriage in stations and on…
Metro trains
Covid: Face coverings must still be worn on public transport
Face coverings must still be worn in busy indoor settings including on public transport under new Government advice which came into effect from today, Monday 19 July.  The Government says it ‘expects and recommends people to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as shops and public transport’.…
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