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Launch of South Tyneside tourist bus
Sightseeing tour returns in South Tyneside
Summer sees the successful return of an open top sightseeing bus in South Shields, with this year’s route including a stop at the Town Hall to mark the building’s 100th anniversary. Nexus and South Tyneside Council were keen to alter the route this year to include the historic Town Hall, given its…
Launching the new service.
New taxi-bus route for South Tyneside
South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcom is urging local people to use a new taxi-bus service created as part of the borough’s Better Bus Network. The TB 504 runs hourly evenings and Sundays from South Shields town centre via Laygate, Commercial Road and Boldon Lane to South Tyneside Hospital then…
Shields Ferry
Get a taste of life on a Tyne Tours river cruise
The South Shields Gazette has written a feature about Tyne Tours, which are operated by Nexus. Find out more at the following link: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/daily-feature/All-on-board-for-the.636915…
First Metrocar on its way to Doncaster.
Metrocar takes to road as £20m refurbishment begins
On Monday 21 June a Tyne and Wear Metrocar travelled through the North East streets by lorry – marking the start of a £20 million refurbishment for the entire Metro fleet. The highly technical operation to move the 28-metre long, 40-tonne Metrocar in one piece was the first of many over the next…
Chancellor's dispatch box.
Chancellor confirms £350 million Metro investment in Budget speech
The Chancellor has used his Budget speech to confirm the coalition Government’s commitment to invest up to £350 million in modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Rt Hon George Osborne ranked the Metro: all change modernisation programme among a number of transport projects he said provided…
Girl guides
Shields Ferry helps Tynemouth Girlguides' centenary celebrations
The Shields Ferry has played its part in help Girlguides from Tynemouth celebrate the movement’s 100th anniversary. Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, welcomed Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and their leaders from Tynemouth Division units for a trip along the Tyne on board the Pride of…
New Sunderland station nears completion.
£7m Sunderland station refurbishment enters final phase
Work to completely refurbish platform areas at Sunderland railway station entered its final phase on Monday 21 June. This will see the north end of the station re-opened from the start of service, letting passengers see the major improvements made, including the new open-plan staircase. At the same…
Hoppings
Get to the Hoppings by bus and Metro
It’s Hoppings time again – and Europe’s biggest travelling funfair is easy to get to by public transport. Buses from all over Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland stop right outside the fairground site on Newcastle’s Town Moor – every two minutes. And The Hoppings is just a short walk from…
Cable theft poster
Hitting cable thieves where it hurts – the pocket
Rail passengers on the Sunderland line should have more reliable journeys as Network Rail replaces parts of the overhead line systems which were being stolen by cable thieves. Thieves were routinely targeting the copper cables on the Sunderland line, causing massive disruption for passengers and…
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Free bus travel offer for South Tyneside residents
The Better Bus Network, a unique partnership between Stagecoach North East, Go North East, Nexus and South Tyneside Council, starts on Sunday, 13 June with many routes in the borough changing. To mark the change households right across South Tyneside are being hand-delivered a guide to bus routes…
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