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The Heworth defibrillator
Heworth transport interchange is fitted with a defibrillator
A busy public transport hub in Gateshead has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. Heworth interchange has had the defibrillator installed thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The device, known as a defib, is there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators…
A Metro train in Howdon Depot
Temporary Metro Depot becomes operational in North Tyneside
A new temporary depot which has been built to welcome the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £362m train fleet has officially become operational. The Howdon site in North Tyneside will be used to on-track the new Metro trains from 2022, and for maintenance of the current rolling stock while the main…
A Metro cube
Metro features in a new online exhibition at Discovery Museum
The Tyne and Wear Metro has been featured in new online exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum in association with Google Arts and Culture. Colourful Discoveries encourages people to explore Discovery Museum’s diverse collections through a kaleidoscopic lens, from Victorian silk fans to…
Nexus staff at recent food bank collection
Nexus announces fundraising mission for Feeding Families
Nexus has announced Feeding Families as their chosen charity, as voted for by their employees. The tie up with the charity will include regular food donations and fundraising activities throughout the year, starting this week.  On Friday 11 December at Gateshead Interchange and Monday 21 December…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Royal couple thank transport workers for keeping the country moving
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have personally thanked transport workers for their efforts during the pandemic. Kate and Prince William wrote the deeply personal message at the start of their nationwide train tour to meet key workers. The heartfelt message – dedicated to transport staffers…
The Ashington Blyth and Tyne rail lines
Hundreds have their say so far on Northumberland rail scheme
There's still time for people to have their say in a major consultation on the reintroduction of a rail passenger service in Northumberland.  The council’s been delighted with the response so far, with over 500 people taking the time to give their views on detailed plans for the Northumberland Line…
A Metro train at East Boldon level crossing
Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
Ferry fitters with the new engine at South Shields landing
The Shields Ferry gets a new engine from Norway
The Shields Ferry has had a new engine fitted on one of its two vessels. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, bought the refurbished power unit from a supplier in Norway. The Spirit of the Tyne has got the new diesel motor as part of a £400,000 investment programme…
The Go North East electric buses
The region's first electric buses are launched in Newcastle and Gateshead
The region’s first fully electric buses which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge have entered service in Newcastle Gateshead.  Bus operator, Go North East, has unveiled nine high-tech zero-emission buses as part of a £3.7million joint-funded project. Voltra is being…
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