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South Tyneside care leavers photocall
Free bus and Metro travel for care leavers in South Tyneside
A pioneering scheme which offers free bus and Metro travel to young people who have recently left local authority care has been rolled out in South Tyneside following a successful pilot.  The scheme, the first of its kind in the country, will help 209 care leavers aged 18 to 25 across South…
Overhead line repairs
Metro major line closure: Benton to North Shields 31 July – 4 August
A busy section of Metro line in North Tyneside will close for five days to allow for a major programme of overhead line renewal work. We are carrying out the major line closure between Benton and North Shields, Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.  The five-day closure will deliver new overhead…
Dancers at Monument metro station
Indian dancers wow customers on Tyne and Wear Metro
Indian dancers have brought a splash of South Asian culture to a busy Metro station. The vibrant and high-intensity Kathak dance was performed next to Monument Metro station in Newcastle as part of this year’s Masala Festival. Tyne and Wear Metro is an official partner of Gem Arts’ annual Masala…
Ferry managers an crew with a flag to mark the Pride's 30th year
Iconic Shields Ferry celebrates 30 years of service on the Tyne
An iconic Shields Ferry is celebrating 30 years of service, having carried more than seven million customers since she was first launched.  The Pride of the Tyne has provided daily river crossings since 1993, connecting South Shields and North Shields. The Pride has given outstanding service…
Northern Pride Mascot, Alex, at Monument Metro station
Nexus makes Northern Pride accessible for all
We're making sure this year’s Northern Pride is more inclusive than ever before. The two day event – on Newcastle’s Town Moor over the weekend of July 22-23 – will welcome tens of thousands of people from across the North East and beyond. We're the official transport and accessibility partner for…
Graphic designer Tommy Anderson with the Nexus Shaun the Sheep Sculpture in Newcastle's Exhibition Park
Nexus unveils Shaun the Sheep sculpture on new local art trail
We are proud to be supporting a new public art trail which will see eye-catching sculptures of the popular Wallace and Gromit character Shaun the Sheep appearing on display for people to enjoy.  The Shaun on the Tyne trail, running in Newcastle and Gateshead, 19 July-27 September, sees 45…
Transport leaders from Transport North East and bus companies at Gateshead Bus Interchange
Transport leaders to invest £50.8m into the local bus network
The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) is to inject £50.8m into the region’s bus network. This will deliver substantially cheaper multi-modal and regional tickets for adults across Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Northumberland alongside major improvements to road and traffic management…
Tyne and Wear Metro train at level crossing
Summer holidays – railway safety warning reminder
With the start of the school summer holidays, Rail operators, including Nexus, are reminding parents and children of the dangers of trespassing on the railway, following the release of the latest figures which highlights an increase in the number of trespass incidents. The summer holiday period is…
The last part of old Gosforth depot being pulled down
Final demolition work is completed at the former Gosforth Metro depot
Demolition work on the 100 year old buildings at Gosforth Metro depot has been successfully completed.  The last sections of the former maintenance sheds and the office block have been pulled down, paving the way for new sidings that will provide the storage space for the new Stadler Metro…
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