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  • Combined Authority wins benefits for local people from new rail franchises

    27 February 2015
    The North East Combined Authority has welcomed ‘Invitations to Tender’ for the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises published today, promising a better deal for passengers, additional journeys across the region and new local accountability for how services are delivered. The neca has...
  • Metro bosses welcome Chancellor’s support for new trains

    27 February 2015
    Transport bosses in the North East have welcomed support from the Chancellor George Osborne as they develop plans for an essential new Metro train fleet. Mr Osborne, who was visiting the region today, said:  “We are inviting local authorities to present a business case for future investment in the...
  • Passengers enjoy some 1950s nostalgia in Gateshead

    18 February 2015
    Passengers at Gateshead Interchange have taken a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s, thanks to Beamish Museum. A replica living room from a typical semi-detached 1950s home was set up in the bus concourse at Gateshead. Beamish is asking people who live in 1950s semi-detached houses across the region...
  • Price cut boosts Metro Gold Card sales

    17 February 2015
    Metro Gold Card sales have almost doubled since the price was cut from £25 to £12. The cost of a Gold Card, which offers discounted Metro travel to pensioners and people with disabilities, was halved from 1 April last year. The new price has prompted an extra 24,000 sales over the last nine months...
  • Gateshead Interchange hosts World War I exhibit

    16 February 2015
    Gateshead Interchange hosting to a digital art installation which provides a contemporary insight into the effect of the First World War on the people of Tyne and Wear. Parade Ground, by the digital artist Guy Schofield, is a large-scale video exhibit projected on to a set of temporary hoardings,...
  • Metro modernisation: South Gosforth to Haymarket

    11 February 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a series of modernisation works on Metro’s busiest section of line between South Gosforth and Haymarket in Newcastle. The work, which forms part of the £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme, will see a...
  • Young carers display artwork at Gateshead Interchange

    4 February 2015
    A series of thought-provoking posters reflecting the challenges which are faced by young carers have gone on display at Gateshead Interchange. Each poster, drawn by the children themselves, details the range of emotions they face in their daily lives while caring for members of their family who are...
  • Two North East travel projects shortlisted for national awards

    4 February 2015
    Two Tyne and Wear-based travel projects have been announced as finalists in a national awards ceremony which recognises the best marketing campaigns of the year. Go Smarter, the Tyne and Wear programme that promotes sustainable travel, and Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,...
  • Metro's smart ticket system is voted the best in Europe

    29 January 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s smartcard ticketing system has been voted the best in Europe. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, along with its main contractors Ecebs and Scheidt and Bachmann, won Best Smart Ticketing Service at the 2015 Transport Ticketing Awards in London. The award...
  • Light blue colour scheme chosen for Central Station

    29 January 2015
    Metro passengers have voted in their thousands and have chosen a vibrant light blue colour scheme for the new-look Central Station in Newcastle. More than 5,000 people voted after Nexus gave passengers a chance to have their say on the new colour scheme. Nexus, which owns, manages and is...