The Shields Ferry mid Tyne
Shields Ferry service to be suspended for one week
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service is to close for one week to allow for the completion of essential maintenance work on the South Shields landing. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, is to suspend ferry services from Monday 25 February until Sunday 3 March. Services…
Ferry next to Tynemouth lifeboat
Ferry training exercise tests response to major incident
A training exercise has tested the response to a major incident on the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on the River Tyne this morning, Wednesday 6 February, gave emergency services the chance to practice their response to a collision between the ferry and another vessel. The Shields…
Nexus female engineers Morgan Saville and Sam Davenport
Nexus campaigns to get more women into transport careers
Nexus, the public body that delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, is championing the campaign to encourage more women to work in the transport industry. Figures show that women remain under represented in the transport sector, accounting for only 20 percent* of workers. At a launch…
Ferry crew with Guide Dog Snowdog sculpture at the ferry landing waiting room in Siouth Shields
Snowdogs go back on public display
The Great North Snowdog sculptures have made a triumphant return to Tyneside’s public transport system. Two of the Snowdogs from the 2016 trail – Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event which raised £260,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice – have gone on public display on the Metro…
Performance poets at Monument Metro station
Metro marked National Poetry Day in a very different way
The Tyne and Wear Metro has celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of poetry performances across the transport system. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, teamed up with the Poetry Book Society to host the event on Thursday October 4. There were pop-up poetry performances on…
South Shields Marine School students at the ferry landing with Spirit of the Tyne
Students from India get a taste of life on the Shields Ferry
Engineering students from India have been on a fact finding mission to the Shields Ferry. The students, who are enrolled at South Shields Marine School and begin their studies this week, got the chance to see how the iconic cross-Tyne service is operated. They are studying for HNDs in marine…
Nexus apprentices
New recruits join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services in Tyne and Wear, has taken eight new recruits on its apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who started work on Monday 17 September, have begun training across a range of Nexus departments, including the Shields Ferry, the Tyne and…
Artist Jay Smith with her art work on the Spirit of the Tyne
Shields Ferry artwork raises awareness of plastics problem
A new photo artwork on the Shields Ferry brings home the topical issue of plastics in our oceans. Clean Up Isle Sea by photographer Jay Smith contrasts the stunning and beautiful seascapes of the  North East coast with the discarded plastics lurking just below the surface. The images she has…
A pensioner on a Metro
Use your Metro Gold Card all day in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders can enjoy Metro travel at any time of the day this summer. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has opened the system to Gold Card holders before 9.30am on weekdays throughout July and August. Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “There is so much to see and…
Carers Week team on the Ferry with crew
Shields Ferry plays a part in supporting Carers' Week
The Shields Ferry has played a part in supporting Carers’ Week 2018. Staff from the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre set up an information stand on board the ferry and took time to speak to passengers about Carers’ Week and the support available to them from both North and South Tyneside. CEO, Claire…