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Gateshead artwork
Art success is a feather in cap for Lisa
Gateshead College student, Lisa Johnson’s peacock design was chosen to feature in Gateshead Interchange following an appeal by Nexus for a piece of art to liven up the entrance and welcome travellers. Lisa’s design was chosen out of 30 ideas submitted by Gateshead College students and will feature…
bridge crane
Metro bridge renewal works start in North Tyneside
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has announced plans to carry out the replacement of a Metro footbridge in North Tyneside in just a single weekend in order to minimise disruption to people living nearby. The footbridge that crosses the Metro lines at Deneholm and Relton Terrace…
Councillors with 530 bus
New bus links Luke's Lane and Hebburn.
A new bus service has started linking the Luke’s Lane estate with the Hebburn quay area and Hebburn town centre. The 530 will run every 30 minutes and is being funded by Nexus for a six month trial period. Local Councillors who worked with Nexus to set up the route are urging local people to use…
Engineering work on Metro
Nexus announces major engineering programme for Metro.
NEXUS ANNOUNCES MAJOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMME FOR METRO Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, today announced details of major engineering works over the next six months. The work is part of the Metro: all change modernisation programme, which will see Nexus invest £385m into the…
Haymarket Metro Platform
Metro wins Project of the Year and Best Customer Initiative Awards.
Success at 2010 UK Light Rail Awards for Haymarket station transformation and 100 days Clean Up campaign The Tyne and Wear Metro was honoured this week at the annual UK Light Rail Awards, winning Project of the Year and Best Customer Initiative categories. The annual ceremony, held in London…
User group poster
New user group for public transport launched.
A new independent voice for public transport is being launched later this month. The Tyne and Wear Public Transport User Group will hold a first meeting on Thursday, 21 October, at Gateshead Civic Centre at 7pm. The group is entirely independent of Nexus, but Nexus has offered to help the…
Nighttime working.
Nexus introduces new system for Metro nighttime working information
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Metro system, has improved the way it communicates information about night time engineering work to its neighbours. Information about maintenance works taking place during the early hours of the morning is now available in three different ways – via…
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Bus consultation feedback published.
Nexus has published initial feedback from its consultation into the future of local bus links on its website. This breaks down in detail the hundreds of responses local people sent in to Nexus plans to change the network of bus services it subsidises, about 10% of the whole network in Tyne and Wear…
Spirit of the Tyne Ferry
Ferry skipper nets £3,000 for Help for Heroes
Ferry skipper nets £3,000 for Help for Heroes Shields Ferry skipper Bob Paterson has managed to raise £3,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.  Bob organised a coffee morning on board the ferry and a special evening river cruise with all of the proceeds going to the popular charity, which provides…
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