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  • New warning lights for Metro level crossings

    17 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed an £800,000 project to improve safety at Metro level crossings – including the introduction of warning lights for pedestrians. Five level crossings, which are maintained by Nexus, have received a series of safety...
  • Record sales for Metro's corporate travel scheme

    15 December 2014
    Employers are signing up for a staff travel scheme on Tyne and Wear Metro in record numbers after the Corporate MetroSaver ticket scheme was extended earlier this year, allowing smaller companies with fewer staff to sign up. As a result, Nexus has seen a rise in the number of enquiries and...
  • Nexus sets the standard in good financial management

    15 December 2014
    Nexus is in the top 1% of public bodies when it comes to managing its accounts efficiently, it has been announced. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been marked out for praise by the Government-appointed Audit Commission for the speed with which it was able to publish fully...
  • Art at Byker lifts lid on the secret etiquette of travel

    11 December 2014
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a striking new light on the etiquette of travelling by public transport. The work by Cecilia Stenbom, Unspoken, explores the personal preferences and hang-ups we all have when using buses and Metro.  The finished 11-metre long work weaves the...
  • Extra Metro services in the build up to Christmas

    10 December 2014
    Tyne and Wear Metro is running extra trains during December to help passengers make the most of the festive season. The additional Metro services will be in operation from Thursday 11 December until Tuesday 23 December, to ensure shoppers, families and party-goers can get around the network during...
  • Shields Ferry unveils a new Tyne heritage display

    10 December 2014
    The Shields Ferry has unveiled a vibrant new display which celebrates the heritage of the River Tyne. Nexus, which owns and manages the cross-Tyne ferry service, has installed the new display board in the passenger waiting room at the South Shields ferry landing. The colourful display, which...
  • Public transport information for the festive period

    2 December 2014
    Public transport including Metro, bus and Shields Ferry services will be running throughout the 2014 festive period, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day*. A guide to the Christmas services can be downloaded here. Details of specific services and useful links appear below. Metro...
  • Nexus to cover 26 bus routes on Boxing Day

    1 December 2014
    Nexus is stepping in to cover 26 bus routes in Tyne and Wear on Boxing Day, ensuring people can get about and keep in touch with family and friends at Christmas. The public body will use funding from the North East Combined Authority to pay bus companies to operate routes that would otherwise not...
  • A new Transport Operations Director is appointed

    27 November 2014
    The North East Combined Authority today announced the appointment of its first Managing Director for Transport Operations, to deliver high quality, integrated public transport services across the region. Tobyn Hughes, previously Deputy Director General of Nexus, will take on the new role...
  • Jarrow bus station refurbished in £120,000 programme

    26 November 2014
    Jarrow bus station is being refurbished in a £120,000 project to improve waiting areas, lighting and security. Nexus, which manages the station, is installing five new modern shelters at Jarrow to replace the two 20-year-old ‘tunnels’ that make up the current station. Cllr Allan West, South...

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