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Heathef Blevins
Nexus appoints a new Head of Learning
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has underlined its commitment to training and development with the appointment of a new head of learning. Heather Blevins, who has returned to her native North East England from the Midlands to take up the newly created role,…
The South Shields Ferry landing bridge lifted out of the water
South Shields Ferry closure: what the work involves
A major programme of work is underway to secure the long term future of the South Shields ferry landing. The work involves the refurbishment of the bearings on the South Shields landing’s 50 metre long Bascule Bridge, which links Harton Quay with the ferry’s pontoon. The bridge, which weighs 240…
A Metro train
Metro wins at the UK Rail Business Awards
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scored success at the prestigious Rail Business Awards in London for meeting the needs of a packed programme of summer events in North East England. The award win, in the Accessibility and Integrated Transport Excellence…
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…
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