Bus passengers
First electric buses for North East England
Electric buses will be appearing on the streets of North East England for the first time thanks to a successful funding bid by Nexus and Go North East. Buses minister Nusrat Ghani MP has announced funding for nine full electric zero emission buses which will operate between Newcastle and Gateshead…
Satekeholders with the new look Sunderland Connect 700 bus
Flagship Sunderland bus link gets a makeover
A flagship Sunderland bus route that links the city’s main visitor attractions is to get new buses and a new colour scheme that celebrates the city’s heritage. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, has three new low emission buses - with the iconic Wearmouth Bridge on the side as part of a new look…
New interchange site
New time-lapse video captures work on £21m transport interchange
New time-lapse video has captured the latest construction work on the £21m transport interchange in South Shields. The video shows the build from early demolition through to the present. Initially it shows foundations and the ground floor slab being cast followed by the steel structure being…
What the new South Shields interchange will look like
Time lapse video captures South Shields' new transport interchange works
Construction of the new transport interchange in South Shields has been captured in fascinating footage. Time lapse video shows the first six months of the build, which forms the second phase of the £100 million 365 town centre regeneration masterplan. The recording begins when work started on site…
Project leaders inside the new building
The roof is on at South Shields' new interchange
A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new £21m bus and Metro interchange in the centre of South Shields. The roof of the new transport interchange has now been installed. The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station. The…
Staff at Haymarket bus station with Ken Loach
Ken Loach shoots scenes for his new film at Haymarket bus station
Veteran filmmaker Ken Loach has shot scenes for his latest movie at Haymarket bus station in the centre of Newcastle. The 82 year-old director is currently on Tyneside shooting his new film, titled ‘Sorry We Missed You’, and a city centre bus station was chosen for some of the scenes. Filming at…
Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
Cllr Iain Malcolm and workers next to the new steel work of the new bus and Metro interchange
South Shields' £21m transport interchange starts to take shape
The new £21m transport interchange in South Shields town centre is starting to take shape. The steel skeleton of the new facility, which will house a modern bus station and relocated Metro station to the south of Keppel Street, is now in place. Construction of the interchange, which forms Phase Two…
The art stop bus shelter at Fiddler's Green in North Shields
North Shields bus shelter is transformed by art work
Passengers can now enjoy some unique art while they wait for their bus as part of a welcome makeover of North Shields Fish Quay. The new bus shelter at Fiddler’s Green is billed as the latest gallery for professional artists and writers in North Tyneside. The North Shields Fish Quay Coastal…