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Coronavirus: New restrictions for North East England
People in North East England are advised to use public transport for essential journeys only, as the Government announced fresh coronavirus restrictions for the region. Residents are advised they can use public transport for work and education, or when the journey is essential for other purposes. …
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Nexus embarks on its biggest ever Metro driver training school
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to embark on its biggest ever driver training school after recruitment was halted earlier this year due to the Covid-19 crisis.] Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking on 30 new drivers during September and October – the largest single school since…
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Policing operation deals with trouble-makers on Metro
A dedicated operation to help tackle anti-social behaviour on the Metro network has proved to be a success  Operation Hermes was a collaboration between Northumbria Police, Metro operators Nexus, British Transport Police, local councils and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. And officers have…
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National Fraud Initiative 2020/21
The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. This includes supplying data about concessionary travel pass holders to the Cabinet Office. If you have any…
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Families urged to plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning for the new school term. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear as the new term starts. The extra buses, supported by Government funding, are on…
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Feature: How the Tyne and Wear Metro was built
With the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its landmark 40th anniversary, here is a look back on a pioneering project that changed the face of transport in North East England.  Metro was a £280m project that transformed local public transport - and put Tyneside one step ahead of other northern…
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Shields Ferry crew join riverbank clean up in South Tyneside
The Shields Ferry crew have joined forces with community volunteers for a riverside clean up event. The Riverside Project Group was set up by residents in January with the aim of helping to preserve and protect riverside areas in South Tyneside. And it kick-started its activity with a clean-up of…
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