Young people’s travel on transport forum agenda
Travel for young people and plans for road safety are among the subjects to be discussed at the second meeting of the North Tyneside Transport Forum later this month. All members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which is organised by North Tyneside Council in response to  suggestions…
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Lift and escalator modernisation work on the Metro system
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started worked to replace two more passenger lifts at Jesmond and Manors Metro stations in Newcastle. The work to replace the lifts serving Platform Two at both of the respective Metro stations began today, Monday 8…
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Metro beekeeping project benefits the environment
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has boosted its eco-friendly credentials with a beekeeping project in one of the Metro system’s track-side areas. It is the first time in the history of Metro that a project of this kind has been located on Metro property. Nexus is trialling…
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Metro footbridge re-opens in North Tyneside
A Metro footbridge in North Tyneside that was closed for six weeks for repair work has now re-opened to the public - in time for the new school term. The pedestrian footbridge linking Marmion Terrace and Norham Road in Monkseaton was re-opened on Sunday, 31 August. Nexus, which owns, manages and is…
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Shields Ferry gets a clean bill of health thanks to a tiny unmanned sub
The Shields Ferry is shipshape for passenger service thanks to the efforts of a tiny unmanned submersible. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used to carry out a mandatory inspection of the hull on Spirit of the Tyne – ensuring she can remain in the water for the daily Tyne crossings. The…
Metro Bridge spanning the River Tyne
Metro bridge lights go out to mark World War One centenary
The lights on the Metro Bridge spanning the River Tyne were turned off for an hour from 10pm on Monday 4 August to mark a hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. The Nocturne project, which illuminates the QEII Metro bridge, was switched off as part of a nationwide programme of events to…
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Charities benefit from Metro lost property auction
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has raised over a thousand pounds for charity from its Metro lost property auction. A total of £1,258 has now been officially handed over to good causes, while many other unclaimed items have been recycled or donated to charities. The Metro…
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Better local bus services for Sunderland and Washington
People in Sunderland and Washington will benefit from a better local bus service thanks to improvements to two key services provided by Nexus for the town. Local councillors have welcomed the changes to the 37 and 73 routes between Washington and Sunderland which came in from Monday, 28 July. The…
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New coffee shop is just the ticket for Gateshead Interchange
A new coffee shop has opened at Gateshead Interchange, thanks to the efforts of two young entrepreneurs. The GoodBrews coffee shop is a joint start-up venture which has been set up by Anthony Dickson, 27, and his girlfriend Samantha Smallwood, 24, who gave up a job in high street retail to help run…
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Families make the most of city centre bus route
Families are making the most of an improved city centre bus route in Sunderland. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running to a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the hot weather. And there is great value, with an all-day family…