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Drop-in sessions for Major Line Closure
Nexus is to hold a series of drop-in sessions in North Tyneside for the public to find out more about the 23-day Major Line Closure between Wallsend and Tynemouth this August. This will give people the chance to discuss the impact of the line closure, August 11 to September 3, and the modernisation…
Community Mural at Byker Metro station
Big picture unveiled at Byker Metro station
A stunning new community mural, in the shape of one of the North East’s most iconic buildings, has been revealed at Byker Metro Station, thanks to budding local photographers who took part in a recent Tyne and Wear Metro photo competition. The mural, which has been designed in the shape of The Sage…
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Shields Ferry earns environmental award
The Shields Ferry has gained an internationally recognised award for its commitment to the environment. The popular cross-Tyne service has been recognised by the Lloyd’s Register Group, one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards.…
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Local bus links in West Newcastle
Nexus has completed a consultation with local residents on plans it believes will improve local bus services in West Newcastle. The plans are aimed at providing faster and more direct link from Walbottle, Newburn and Throckley to West Denton Shops, as well as a new direct link from Blucher Village…
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Nexus backs new campaign to target metal thieves
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today launching a pilot campaign to tackle the issue of metal theft across Northumbria which costs the UK economy around £770 million per year. The Charity is supported by Nexus, and the charity aims to fight the number of incidents occurring in the…
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New Metro ticket machines arrive in Sunderland
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed new ticket machines at University Metro station in Sunderland, the first station in the centre of the city to get the new technology. The new ticket machines were unveiled at University Metro station by Sunderland City Council…
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Stopping the bus lane abusers
Police in Washington are having a big 'effect' on motorists who abuse bus lanes. Officers are running operation Effect after complaints from the public about drivers flaunting local bus link restrictions. Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Stewart from Washington said: "Bus only link lanes are in place…
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Metro modernisation in North Tyneside
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out another major phase of comprehensive modernisation work in North Tyneside this summer. This huge programme of work will mean a Major Line Closure of 23 days between Wallsend and Tynemouth from Saturday August 11 to Monday…
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Young people encouraged to go smarter
Young people are being urged to get into sustainable travel through a programme of cutting-edge projects to get more young people to cycle, walk and take public transport to school. Schools Go Smarter is a Tyne and Wear-wide suite of green travel projects aimed at primary and secondary school…
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Nexus celebrates 40 years of running the Shields Ferry
Nexus is celebrating 40 years of owning and operating the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service. Nexus took over the Shields Ferry in May 1972 after new legislation allowed passenger transport executives to carry passengers on inland waterways. The Shields Ferry, which links the towns of North Shields…
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