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    Young carers display artwork at Gateshead Interchange

    4 February 2015
    A series of thought-provoking posters reflecting the challenges which are faced by young carers have gone on display at Gateshead Interchange. Each poster, drawn by the children themselves, details the range of emotions they face in their daily lives while caring for members of their family who are...
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    Two North East travel projects shortlisted for national awards

    4 February 2015
    Two Tyne and Wear-based travel projects have been announced as finalists in a national awards ceremony which recognises the best marketing campaigns of the year. Go Smarter, the Tyne and Wear programme that promotes sustainable travel, and Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,...
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    Metro's smart ticket system is voted the best in Europe

    29 January 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s smartcard ticketing system has been voted the best in Europe. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, along with its main contractors Ecebs and Scheidt and Bachmann, won Best Smart Ticketing Service at the 2015 Transport Ticketing Awards in London. The award...
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    Light blue colour scheme chosen for Central Station

    29 January 2015
    Metro passengers have voted in their thousands and have chosen a vibrant light blue colour scheme for the new-look Central Station in Newcastle. More than 5,000 people voted after Nexus gave passengers a chance to have their say on the new colour scheme. Nexus, which owns, manages and is...
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    Tickets gates are installed at Chichester

    16 January 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has installed automatic ticket gates at Chichester Metro station in South Tyneside. The new ticket gates have been installed over the last two weeks and will be switched on in February. It will mean that the station will be...
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    Apprentices get behind the wheel of a Metro vehicle

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has given its new apprentices the chance to get first-hand experience of operating multi-million pound railway maintenance equipment. Ten first year apprentices, who are part of the three-year Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme, got the chance to...
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    Heritage railway gets Metro level crossing lights

    15 January 2015
    Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has donated a set of level crossing stop lights to one of the North’s most well-known heritage railways. The Wensleydale Railway in North Yorkshire, which is run by volunteers, has been given a used set of red stop lights from...
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    Metro driver turns counsellor after fatal accident

    7 January 2015
    A Metro driver who was involved in a fatal collision while in the cab of his train has trained as a counsellor to help colleagues who find themselves in the same position. Alan Hudson, a Metro driver for 14 years, decided to become a counsellor as a way of coping with the trauma of an incident five...
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    New zone-by-zone prices for annual MetroSavers

    6 January 2015
    Metro passengers who buy annual MetroSavers can now buy tickets priced zone-by-zone for annual season tickets, offering cheaper travel for thousands of commuters. The zonal MetroSavers are now on sale exclusively from all Nexus Travelshops.  They will be available from all Metro station ticket...
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    Nexus looks to recruit ten new apprentices

    23 December 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has embarked on a third consecutive year of apprentice recruitment for its rail engineering section. A total of ten apprentices are being sought to join the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme in the autumn of 2015. Nexus expanded the scheme in 2013...