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North east bus stations made Covid-secure, with extra staff on duty
Newcastle’s busiest bus station is to become ‘boarding only’ for passengers as part of actions to make the city centre and its public transport covid secure. Haymarket Bus Station will, from Monday, 15 June, be reserved for passengers boarding buses, with numbers expected to grow in the weeks ahead…
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Metro cubes showcase support for the nation’s battle with coronavirus
Rainbow logos are being displayed on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic station cubes to show solidarity with the nation’s fight against coronavirus. The yellow and black cubes – a unique part of everyday life in North East England – depict the now familiar rainbow design, along with the all-…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport. What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey and this is a condition of travel. Where do I wear the face covering? On board all trains, buses and ferries and when…
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Nexus finds a new way of working with young offenders during lockdown
Young offenders caught committing crimes on the Tyne and Wear Metro have a new method of paying their debt to society during lockdown. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has devised a special workbook so that restorative justice can carry on during the coronavirus pandemic, which…
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Metro trains are treated with a new anti-viral spray that kills coronavirus
The Tyne and Wear Metro is undergoing enhanced cleaning with a special disinfectant to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, giving confidence to customers who need to use the service as lockdown begins to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said it was using a new, longer-…
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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15
Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from Monday June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday. The new rule for buses, trains and ferries is being introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people go back to work and school and shops start to re-open.…
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Metro key workers put overhead line works in the frame
Key workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro have made their own video to show people how they replace overhead power lines during a busy nightshift. The power supply maintenance team filmed works on the Metro line at Jesmond, where they successfully replaced 30 metres of wire ahead of Metro restoring…
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Watch: Nexus teams cheer NHS heroes in the final Clap for Carers
Nexus staff joined with the rest of the nation in the final Clap for Carers event yesterday, Thursday May 28. Last night’s tribute to NHS and care workers on the coronavirus frontline was officially the final outing for an event which has brought the nation together during the Covid-19 crisis.…
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Shields Ferry resumes on Sundays as lockdown eases
The Shields Ferry has resumes services on Sundays as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, resumed normal operations from Sunday May 31. The Sunday service will operate to the normal timetable, with the first ferry leaving South Shields 10.…
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