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  • 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...
  • New ticket gates for Byker Metro station

    25 November 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the installation of automatic ticket gates at Byker Metro station in Newcastle. Byker will be the twelfth Metro station to have gatelines, with the work to install them getting underway this week. Chichester...
  • Metro fares for 2015 include new season ticket options

    13 November 2014
    Metro and Shields Ferry fare changes for 2015 include price reductions for young people and a price freeze for pensioners and people with disabilities. There will also be more flexible ways for passengers to pay for their travel rolled out over the course of next year. Nexus, the public body which...
  • Metro shows its support for the Poppy Appeal

    7 November 2014
    Two of the busiest Metro stations have been decorated with a stunning display of poppies ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance Services. The displays, which feature large vinyl poppies mounted on to vitreous enamel panels, have been installed at Monument Metro station in Newcastle and at the Park...
  • Metro art paints a bright future for young women

    7 November 2014
    Metro has teamed up with a community group to help support vulnerable young women across South Tyneside through art. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has unveiled the two pieces of artwork produced by 35 young women of the Bright Futures group, at Chichester...
  • North East bus plans set for independent review

    27 October 2014
    A plan to improve bus services in Tyne and Wear while providing savings for local taxpayers has been submitted to an independent panel of experts for review. The North East Combined Authority (neca) approved the plan to establish local council control of bus services, through a Quality Contracts...
  • Courts issue fines for disorderly conduct on Metro

    24 October 2014
    Six people have been found guilty and fined for disorderly conduct on the Metro system. All of the following cases were heard at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on 8 October 2014. Thomas Quinn, of Grace Street, Byker, was found guilty of disorderly behaviour at Monument station on 10 July 2014 and...
  • North East bus shake-up gets the green light

    21 October 2014
    In a move which could signal the biggest changes to the way buses operate across the region since de-regulation in the 1980s, members of the North East Combined Authority (neca) have today agreed to submit proposals for the introduction of a Quality Contracts Scheme (QCS) for consideration by a...
  • Metro Help Points are to be modernised

    16 October 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing half a million pounds on the modernisation of passenger help points on the Metro system. The work will vastly improve the quality and reliability of the help points, switching them from an analogue to a digital...