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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...
  • 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...

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