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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…
BBC Newcastle presenters Alfie Joey and Anna Foster on board the Shields Ferry Spirit of the Tyne with Ferry Skipper Chris McGuinness
BBC presenters learn how to drive the Shields Ferry
BBC presenters Alfie Joey and Anna Foster have been put through their paces driving the Shields Ferry. Alfie and Anna, who host BBC Radio Newcastle’s breakfast show, got the chance to take the controls for an impromptu lesson under the close supervision of the crew. They piloted Spirit of the Tyne…
Pupils with their Elmer art work on board a Metro train
Pupils' Elmer the Elephant designs are displayed on Metro
School kids are showcasing their art work for thousands of passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro to celebrate this summer’s art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice. Sixteen winning Elmer designs have been chosen from schools across the region and they are to be displayed on…
Spades in the ground at the new depot site in Howdon
Work starts on a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the construction of a temporary train depot in North Tyneside – which is to be used for the delivery of a new Metro train fleet. The temporary depot, which is to be located on a former landfill site in Howdon…
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