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  • Free bus passes sent out by Nexus

    22 February 2013
    More than 200,000 Tyne and Wear residents are to get a new free bus pass sent to their homes over the next month. The new English National Concessionary Travel Scheme smart cards will be sent to anyone who already holds a permanent card which expires at the end of March 2013, on the grounds of age...
  • Transport Secretary sees Metro modernisation

    20 February 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has welcomed a visit from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin who was given an update on the £385m Metro all change modernisation programme. The Minister travelled on a refurbished Metro train from Newcastle Airport into Newcastle city centre. He got to...
  • Funding boost for Metro

    8 February 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit from a £23 million funding boost, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker confirmed today. The Department for Transport has confirmed that it has awarded Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, a total of £93m which is the maximum possible funding...
  • Old Metro ticket machine to go in a museum

    6 February 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Metro system, has donated one of its 30 year-old old Metro ticket machines to Tyne and Wear Musuems to keep for posterity. The old Metro ticket Metro machines are in the process of being replaced as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation...
  • Bus lane bollards trialled in Gateshead

    4 February 2013
    Plastic bollards are being installed on roads in Gateshead to stop drivers ignoring the markings for bus lanes. They will be placed on the solid white bus lane line and are intended to deter motorists from cutting into the lane early or ignoring them completely. They are being trialled on the A184...
  • Smart ticket machines for North Tyneside

    29 January 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed work on the installation of new smart ticket machines at all of the Metro stations in North Tyneside. The new ticket machines are at the heart of a £25m project to update the ticketing system on Metro...
  • Major line closure: Byker-North Shields

    28 January 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a six-day Major Line Closure in North Tyneside in February, as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The work is the last in a series of major line closures to replace 30-year-old Metro tracks and track...
  • Metro Gold Card price freeze

    24 January 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to freeze the cost of Metro Gold Cards at £25 for the second year running. The Gold Card offers holders unlimited travel on Metro for just 50 pence a week. It can also be used to travel on the Shields Ferry service. Gold Cards were...
  • Typical local bus

    Councillors review progress towards a better bus service

    23 January 2013
    Changing the way local buses are planned and provided could see cheaper fares for young people, protect against cuts to services and give the taxpayer greater value for money, councillors will be told this week. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will be told at itys meeting on 24...
  • Metro services during severe weather

    Metro services during severe weather

    17 January 2013
    Metro aims to run a close to normal service this afternoon after recovering from problems caused by extremely low temperatures overnight.   With further freezing conditions forecast tonight Metro is pledging to provide the normal ‘core’ service with a train every 12 minutes to all parts of the line...