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National award for counter terrorism exercise on Metro
A counter terrorism training exercise that took place on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has won a national award. Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were recognised at the Counter Terror Awards for the emergency exercise, which…
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Air quality consultation gets underway
The local councils of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Gateshead have launched a consultation on proposals to tackle the problem of air pollution caused by road vehicles. This includes suggestions around charging both private cars and commercial vehicles. This is an important consultation that affects…
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Important information about Metro works in North Tyneside - March 11
Metro services will not be running between North Shields and Monkseaton on Monday March 11 due to the replacement of Beach Road Metro bridge in Tynemouth. At the weekend, Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March, there will be no services running between Wallsend and Monkseaton due to the bridge works…
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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…
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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…
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