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  • Giant new artwork for Byker Metro

    2 May 2013
    A giant new artwork at Byker Metro station takes people on a tour of the hidden treasures of the surrounding area. The 11 metre-wide ‘Byker Barcodes’ artwork Trails and Treasures captures everyday and overlooked features, patterns and detail from the streets of East Newcastle and weaves them into a...
  • Smart ticket machines prompt growth in card payments

    25 April 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has seen a major growth in the number of passengers paying for journeys using debit and credit cards following the installation of smart ticket machines. Over 100,000 card transactions are being taken every month on Metro, with...
  • New escalators for Gateshead Metro station

    19 April 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is investing in six new escalators at its busiest station in Gateshead as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The work is taking place at Gateshead Metro station, which is used by 3.6 million passengers a year and is the...
  • A woman enjoys the new artwork at Wallsend

    Metro's 'Roman' station has a modern new feel

    12 April 2013
    A new artwork celebrating Wallsend’s Roman heritage is being unveiled by local MP Mary Glindon to mark the refurbishment of the town’s Metro station. The artwork takes the 1.5 million people who use the station every year on a photographic journey along Hadrian’s Wall, from nearby Segedunum Fort...
  • Smart travel for the Shields Ferry

    12 April 2013
    The Shields Ferry service has joined the Pop card transport revolution, with smart travel now available on the cross-Tyne service. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, has fitted smartcard validators on board the Ferry and a new four-week FerrySaver ticket is available as a smart...
  • Emirates sponsor Metro trains

    4 April 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is delighted to welcome the airline Emirates in a year-long sponsorship of Tyne and Wear Metro trains. Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has branded two Metro trains with its company logo, displaying travel inspiration to Newcastle...
  • Metro Gold Card holders get smart travel

    2 April 2013
    Tens of thousands of Metro Gold Card holders will switch to smart travel as they renew their annual passes this month. Gold Card, which allows off-peak travel for older and disabled people, is now being sold as a ‘smart’ ticket by Nexus, added electronically to customers’ concessionary bus passes....
  • 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...

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