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  • Pop card validators at Metro stations are put through their paces

    21 March 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, has begun testing its new station validators which passengers will soon be using to access the system using smartcards. Validators, automatic gates and smart Metro ticket machines are being installed as part of the roll out of the new smart travel...
  • Monkseaton bridge works are completed

    19 March 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed a complex programme of bridge renewal at Monkseaton Metro station in North Tyneside. Major works to replace the bridge and to modernise gas, electricity, phone and water supplies that run through it have now been finished. The set...
  • Newcastle Metro station revamp begins

    15 March 2013
    Work has started on the refurbishment of two of Newcastle’s busiest suburban Metro stations as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The twin projects at South Gosforth and West Jesmond will improve facilities for more than four million passengers who use the stations every...
  • Nexus issues over 200,000 free bus passes

    13 March 2013
    Nexus has sent more than 200,000 replacement concessionary bus passes to elderly and disabled people in Tyne and Wear whose existing cards expire at the end of this month. It is now advising people who have not yet received their replacement pass, and whose card shows an expiry date of March 2013,...
  • Nexus staff celebrate jobs announcement

    Nexus creates 30 new rail apprentice posts

    7 March 2013
    Nexus today announced it is to create 30 apprentice posts in a major expansion of its engineering training programme to be delivered in partnership with expert provider Gateshead College. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has unveiled its advanced engineering...
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    The Transport Revolution gathers pace

    6 March 2013
    Nexus has now issued more than 7,000 smartcards to passengers, as the Pop card transport revolution gathers pace. The Pop card will transform the way people access Metro and other local public transport services. More and more passengers are now applying for a Pop card, which will be used to...
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    Train refresh underway for North East rail passengers

    11 February 2013
    Northern Rail passengers in the North East are starting to notice the effects of a refresh project that is getting underway across the train operator’s fleet of Class 142 trains. Northern operates over 150 Class 142 vehicles or ‘pacers’ as they are commonly known in the industry. The refreshed...
  • Travel gets smarter for Newcastle University

    27 February 2013
    Students at Newcastle University will soon be able to use their campus smart card to travel around the city on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The pilot scheme launched today between the North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) and the University will eventually reach up to 20,000 students, when it...
  • Metro encourages passengers to join the transport revolution

    26 February 2013
    Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro were today treated to a rainbow coloured revolutionary display, as the countdown to the transport revolution begins with the roll out of the new Metro Pop card to all MetroSaver customers. A group of Pop revolutionaries, complete with placards and props, came...
  • Appeal for historic Shields Ferry photos

    25 February 2013
    Nexus is appealing to the public for help in putting together a new archive of historic photos for the Shields Ferry’s new Facebook page. Nexus already owns a huge amount of old photographs of the iconic cross-Tyne ferry service from down the years, and many of these are already on display on the...

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