The Shields Ferry mid Tyne
Shields Ferry replaced by bus until 3 March
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service is closed for one week to allow for the completion of essential maintenance work on the South Shields landing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, is to suspend ferry services from Monday 25 February until Sunday 3 March. Services…
Taka Suzuki with the NHK news team at Gateshead Interchange
Metro's just the ticket for Japan's Paralympic hero
The Tyne and Wear Metro is just the ticket for Paralympic gold medallist Taka Suzuki. Taka, a swimmer who has won gold for Japan in the pool, regularly travels on Metro to get to and from his training base at Northumbria University. And he’s a big fan of Metro due to its ease of wheelchair access,…
Nexus staff pose for group photo at the end of their course
Nexus staff celebrate management training success
More than 50 staff at Nexus are celebrating the completion of a nationally recognised management training programme. Nexus, the public body which delivers local transport services and owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, saw 57 employees from across its business successfully complete the…
Elmer the Elephant statue
Businesses urged to back Elmer's Great North Parade
A North East charity is calling on the region’s businesses to join their herd and take part in a major public art event this summer. Hot on the heels of its hugely successful Great North Snowdogs art trail, St Oswald’s Hospice is holding Elmer’s Great North Parade - when 65 individually decorated…
Aritsts in recovery at West Jesmond Metro station
Artists in recovery showcase their work on Metro
Local artists who have battled addiction have been given the chance to showcase their work on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The artists – Si Turner, John O’Rourke, Russ Coleman and Kirk Teasdale – are all alcoholics in recovery. The medium of art has played a big role in their recovery process. And it…
Half term generic image - children on a Metro platform
Family events you can get to on Metro this half term
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about this February half term and enjoy the region’s variety of events and attractions.  By jumping on board a Metro families can easily visit a range of places across Tyne and Wear including the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, The…
Spirit of the Tyne mid Tyne with Life boat alongside
Ferry training exercise tests response to major incident
A training exercise has tested the response to a major incident on the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on the River Tyne this morning, Wednesday 6 February, gave emergency services the chance to practice their response to a collision between the ferry and another vessel. The Shields…
Bus passengers
First electric buses for North East England
Electric buses will be appearing on the streets of North East England for the first time thanks to a successful funding bid by Nexus and Go North East. Buses minister Nusrat Ghani MP has announced funding for nine full electric zero emission buses which will operate between Newcastle and Gateshead…
Nexus staff handover the big cheque
Nexus staff raise £10,000 for a mental health support charity
Nexus staff have raised over £10,000 for a local mental health charity. Tyneside and Northumberland Mind will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts by Nexus employees, who organised a range of events. The money, £10,750 in total, was officially handed over at a cheque…
A Metro train
North Tyneside Metro bridges to be replaced in £2.5m scheme
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to replace two ageing Metro bridges in North Tyneside in a £2.5m project. The Metro Bridges at Beach Road in Tynemouth and Burnside Road in Cullercoats are life-expired and need to be replaced so that they can carry Metro…