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Metro train crossing bridge
Nexus plans for a new Metro train fleet
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, today issued the following statement about its programme to order a £362m new train fleet.   The procurement of our new fleet is an ongoing process, and we have made no decision about who might be awarded the contract to design and…
Museum and Nexus staff with the South Shields station sign in front of South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia is donated to South Shields Museum
Metro memorabilia has been donated to a local museum following the permanent closure of a station. Iconic items, including signage, and one of the famous yellow Metro station ‘cubes’, have been given to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery to keep for posterity following the closure of the town’s…
Sunderland Connect partners and residents with the new 702 service
New bus for Sunderland's National Glass Centre
Sunderland's National Glass Centre and neighbouring residential areas are to be served by a new regular bus service from Monday 16 September 2019. The new 702 service is being introduced by the Connect 700 Partnership. It comes after lobbying by the local community for better bus links to serve the…
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…
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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…
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