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  • National Fraud Initiative 2014/15

    20 August 2014
    The Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) is required by law under Section 6 and part 24 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to participate in the National Fraud Initiative’s data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.   This includes supplying data about concessionary...
  • Metro bridge lights go out to mark World War One centenary

    4 August 2014
    The lights on the Metro Bridge spanning the River Tyne were turned off for an hour from 10pm on Monday 4 August to mark a hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. The Nocturne project, which illuminates the QEII Metro bridge, was switched off as part of a nationwide programme of events to...
  • Charities benefit from Metro lost property auction

    30 July 2014
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has raised over a thousand pounds for charity from its Metro lost property auction. A total of £1,258 has now been officially handed over to good causes, while many other unclaimed items have been recycled or donated to charities. The Metro...
  • Better local bus services for Sunderland and Washington

    29 July 2014
    People in Sunderland and Washington will benefit from a better local bus service thanks to improvements to two key services provided by Nexus for the town. Local councillors have welcomed the changes to the 37 and 73 routes between Washington and Sunderland which came in from Monday, 28 July. The...
  • New coffee shop is just the ticket for Gateshead Interchange

    23 July 2014
    A new coffee shop has opened at Gateshead Interchange, thanks to the efforts of two young entrepreneurs. The GoodBrews coffee shop is a joint start-up venture which has been set up by Anthony Dickson, 27, and his girlfriend Samantha Smallwood, 24, who gave up a job in high street retail to help run...
  • Families make the most of city centre bus route

    22 July 2014
    Families are making the most of an improved city centre bus route in Sunderland. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running to a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the hot weather. And there is great value, with an all-day family...
  • New lighting transforms Gateshead Interchange

    21 July 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a project to greatly improve the quality of the lighting at Gateshead Interchange Metro concourse. The Metro concourse, ticket hall and platforms at Gateshead have been fitted with brighter and more energy...
  • Children's art brings colour to West Jesmond

    18 July 2014
    Primary school pupils from Jesmond have created a colourful series of new pictures for their local Metro station, showing scenes from their vibrant local community. It has been created in a unique partnership between Newcastle art gallery The Biscuit Factory’s charitable foundation, West Jesmond...
  • Better local bus services for Washington

    17 July 2014
    Nexus is making changes to bus routes it provides between Washington and Sunderland to give local people a better service from the end of July. The improvements to routes 37 and 73 will give local people better and more direct links between homes and employment sites for thousands of people,...
  • Metro footbridge in Monkseaton to close temporarily for repair work

    9 July 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is to temporarily close a well-used Metro footbridge in North Tyneside to allow for essential repair work. The pedestrian footbridge linking Marmion Terrace and Norham Road in Monkseaton will be removed for repairs and repainting for six weeks...

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