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aerial image of bus stop
Public art you can see from Space.
Opening Line by Danny Lane was commissioned by Nexus and completed in 2004 to mark the £7 million modernisation of the interchange, used by four million passengers a year. It consists of a long thin line of laser-cut steel and etched glass cut into a series of large ‘picture stories’. And the…
Nayam Kulkarni
Nocturne: an interview with Nayan Kulkarni.
Can you explain your vision for this work, and what the viewer will actually experience now it is complete? Cites are living changing places that are animated by their communities. They have changing atmospheres, sounds, smells, levels of energy. Nocturne seeks to reflect this by transforming the…
community art project
Bloom time at Tynemouth Station.
A unique Victorian railway station is set to blossom thanks to a community art project, which will rely on the bygone use of pinhole photography.  Work began last year to make safe certain sections of historic Tynemouth station's unrestored glass canopy. Now 14 hoardings that surround the…
Councillors welcome new Washington bus services
Councillors welcome new Washington bus services
City councillors have welcomed three new bus services providing important new local links in Washington. All three services are paid for by Nexus using funding from local authorities to supplement the commercial bus network. Councillor John Kelly, who represents Washington North and is Chair of the…
Launch of South Tyneside tourist bus
Sightseeing tour returns in South Tyneside
Summer sees the successful return of an open top sightseeing bus in South Shields, with this year’s route including a stop at the Town Hall to mark the building’s 100th anniversary. Nexus and South Tyneside Council were keen to alter the route this year to include the historic Town Hall, given its…
Launching the new service.
New taxi-bus route for South Tyneside
South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcom is urging local people to use a new taxi-bus service created as part of the borough’s Better Bus Network. The TB 504 runs hourly evenings and Sundays from South Shields town centre via Laygate, Commercial Road and Boldon Lane to South Tyneside Hospital then…
Shields Ferry
Get a taste of life on a Tyne Tours river cruise
The South Shields Gazette has written a feature about Tyne Tours, which are operated by Nexus. Find out more at the following link: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/daily-feature/All-on-board-for-the.636915…
First Metrocar on its way to Doncaster.
Metrocar takes to road as £20m refurbishment begins
On Monday 21 June a Tyne and Wear Metrocar travelled through the North East streets by lorry – marking the start of a £20 million refurbishment for the entire Metro fleet. The highly technical operation to move the 28-metre long, 40-tonne Metrocar in one piece was the first of many over the next…
Chancellor's dispatch box.
Chancellor confirms £350 million Metro investment in Budget speech
The Chancellor has used his Budget speech to confirm the coalition Government’s commitment to invest up to £350 million in modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Rt Hon George Osborne ranked the Metro: all change modernisation programme among a number of transport projects he said provided…
Girl guides
Shields Ferry helps Tynemouth Girlguides' centenary celebrations
The Shields Ferry has played its part in help Girlguides from Tynemouth celebrate the movement’s 100th anniversary. Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, welcomed Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and their leaders from Tynemouth Division units for a trip along the Tyne on board the Pride of…
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