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  • 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...
  • Nexus apprentices lend a helping hand at St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle

    2 July 2014
    Nexus apprentices have taken a break from their training to give the gardens a makeover at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. All Nexus apprentices have to carry out a small element of work that benefits the community as part of the three-year apprentice training programme. Nexus, which has its...
  • New lift installed at Walkergate Metro station

    30 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed a major refurbishment project at Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle, including a passenger lift at the station for the first time. The new lift provides Walkergate station with vastly improved access, especially for passengers...
  • All day travel for Metro Gold Card holders in July and August

    30 June 2014
    Metro Gold Card holders will get the added benefit of all day travel in July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating last year’s special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays for two months from Tuesday 1 July....
  • New Sunday services for Sunderland's green bus to the beach

    26 June 2014
    The Sunderland Connect bus service is running to its summer timetable  – with a new Sunday service added to give families and visitors an even better way to link the city’s attractions with its spectacular coastline. From Saturday 28 June until 12 September the popular ‘700’ Sunderland Connect...

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