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Ferry crew with the new defibrillator
Shields Ferry is fitted with defibrillators
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service has been fitted with life-saving defibrillators. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the ferry, has funded the installation of defibrillators on both of its vessels - Pride of the Tyne and Spirit of the Tyne. The devices, known as defibs, are there…
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A million Metro journeys are made using Pop blue
Young people have made a million journeys with a smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, to make Metro travel more affordable for young people. Over 11,000 young people aged 16 to 18…
Track works at Howdon
New tracks for temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
New rail lines are being installed for a temporary Metro fleet depot in North Tyneside, which is scheduled to open this summer. The former landfill site in Howdon has been undergoing extensive track installation works. A total of 12 of new lines, totalling 1.5km, have gone in over the last three…
Metro staff and police at South Shields Metro station
Metro staff join police for community engagement operations
Tyne and Wear Metro staff have teamed up with Northumbria Police for a community engagement exercise in South Tyneside. The high visibility operation, which involved patrols at Metro stations across the borough, was held to provide public reassurance on the transport system in the evening. Police…
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Plain-clothed police make a big impact on Metro
Plain-clothed police officers tasked with catching teenage troublemakers on the Metro have had an immediate impact. Now in its third week, Operation Hades has seen undercover police and Nexus staff board trains in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour and catch any offenders in the act. The early…
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Metro ticket machines ready to accept the new £20 note
Metro ticket machines are ready to accept the new plastic £20 pound note. The 184 ticket machines on the Metro system which accept notes have been given a software upgrade so that they will accept the new-look polymer £20 banknotes, which entered circulation on Thursday 20 February. Nexus, the…
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Have your say on bus services 18 and 32/32A
Nexus knows that Stagecoach services 18 and 32/32A provide local residents with some important links. We have entered into two new contracts with Stagecoach and provided some additional funding to ensure that these services can continue to run – keeping their current routes and timetables. Nexus is…
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Join our Insight Panel and have your say on public transport services
Nexus is encouraging more people to give them their views on local transport services. The Nexus Insight Panel is a way for residents of Tyne and Wear to have their say on bus and Metro services - and a range of other connected topics. Nexus is aiming to increase the numbers of people who can give…
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ITV documentary series gives Metro a boost ahead of 40th anniversary
An ITV documentary series which featured everyday life on the Tyne and Wear Metro has given the service and its workforce a huge boost, says its operator Nexus. The Metro: A Rail Life Story has offered millions of viewers across the UK a chance to see behind the scenes at Metro, one of Britain’s…
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