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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Steve McCoy with the new coffee shop at Heworth
Former Metro worker sets up new coffee shop at Heworth Interchange
A Tyne and Wear Metro worker has swapped a career in the railway industry to start his own business in a former Nexus travel shop. Steve McCoy, who was a Metro maintenance worker for ten years, has set up a coffee shop what was the disused travel kiosk at Heworth Interchange in Gateshead. He aims…
Satekeholders with the new look Sunderland Connect 700 bus
Flagship Sunderland bus link gets a makeover
A flagship Sunderland bus route that links the city’s main visitor attractions is to get new buses and a new colour scheme that celebrates the city’s heritage. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, has three new low emission buses - with the iconic Wearmouth Bridge on the side as part of a new look…
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Metro sees a record number of journeys with a Pay As You Go Pop Card
Metro travel with Pay As You Go Pop cards reached a record 1.5 million journeys in 2018, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, says the flexibility and convenience of paying for Metro travel on the Pay As You Go option is proving increasingly…
Nexus female engineers Morgan Saville and Sam Davenport
Nexus campaigns to get more women into transport careers
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is championing the campaign to encourage more women to work in the transport industry. Figures show that women remain under represented in the transport sector, accounting for only 20 percent* of workers. At a launch…
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Metro's Twitter team now with you 24 hours a day
The Tyne and Wear Metro has increased the times that its official Twitter page is staffed, with 24 hour cover during the working week. Metro’s verified Twitter account, @My_Metro, which has 120,000 followers, is being staffed 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday, and from the beginning until the…
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Nexus scoops an award for improving the health of its workforce
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped an award for a campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of its workforce. Nexus has secured a Silver award as part of the Better Health at Work Awards scheme which recognises the efforts of employers in the North…
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