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Bus services in South Shields switch to the town's new transport interchange
Bus services in South Shields switched to the town’s new £21m transport interchange from Sunday August 4. This means that there will be changes to routes and bus stops used in the centre of South Shields, and to timetables. Customers can get more information about this at www.nexus.org.uk/bus. Bus…
South Shields Bus and Metro Interchange
Greggs to open new shop at South Shields £21m Interchange
Greggs is to open a new shop at South Shields’ £21m transport interchange. The popular food-to-go chain, which has outlets across the UK, has taken the principle unit in the new interchange building as it continues to focus on transport locations, including motorways and trains stations. South…
South Shields Interchange
South Shields £21m Interchange delivers a step change in quality
A new £21m transport interchange in South Shields opened its doors for the first time on Sunday, August 4, heralding a transformation in facilities for local public transport users. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, took over the management of the new…
Leader, Chief Executive, Lead Member for Housing and Transport for South Tyneside Council, Nexus, Bowmer and Kirkland and Muse Developements inside South Shields Interchange
Transport Interchange reaches final destination
A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend. The £21million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a modern bus station and relocated Metro station, is to open to the public on Sunday morning. The statement building, which is…
A Metro cube on a summer day
Advice for Metro customers in the heatwave
Top tips for Metro customers when travelling in the heatwave. • Open windows to let fresh air into the carriage. • Carry water to stay hydrated and keep yourself cool. • Eat something before you travel. • Make priority seating available for those who need it, such as pregnant, elderly or disabled…
Great North Runners photo on Tyne Bridge
Advance information for Great North Runners and spectators
Are there any changes to bus, Metro and Shields Ferry services for runners and spectators travelling home from this year’s Great North Run? No – You will see the same public transport as last year, with the same high frequency bus services leaving from near the finish line, and Metro and the Ferry…
Shields Ferry skipper Nathan Williamson
Watch: the youngest Shields Ferry skipper for more than three decades
Meet the youngest Shields Ferry skipper for more than 30 years. Nathan Williamson is captain of the iconic cross-Tyne passenger service at the age of 22. Nathan, of North Shields, is already a volunteer for the Tynemouth Lifeboat and had long been keen on a maritime career. His dad was in the…
Taking track temperature
Watch: Managing Metro tracks in a heatwave
Nexus staff have been carrying out temperature monitoring work on Metro's 77km of tracks during the heatwave, which has hit the UK this week. In the video clip below Nexus Head of Maintenance Delivery, Phil Kirkland, explains how we manage the Metro infrastructure in very hot weather. He said: "We…
A Metro train
Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow
Extra Metro services will be running for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey.  The airshow, which takes place on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July on Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from across the…
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