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  • North Shields fully open for Christmas

    2 December 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has fully re-opened North Shields Metro station for the busy Christmas period. The station, which is being completely rebuilt, will remain fully open during and December and into January following a series of platform closures. Platform one at...
  • Arty shot of bus station

    Major change proposals for local bus services

    1 December 2011
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has voted to begin a process that could lead to major changes in how local bus services used by 140 million passengers a year are planned and delivered.  The Authority has begun work to develop a Quality Contract Scheme (QCS), which would represent...
  • Metro and Ferry fares for 2012

    24 November 2011
    Metro fares are to rise from 1 January 2012, but passengers will still be able to get bigger discounts by buying tickets online. Metro season ticket prices have discounts of ten percent for people who opt to renew their tickets on the Nexus website, And 16-18 year-old students...
  • Carly Foster

    Nexus graduate trainee wins national award for presentation skills

    21 November 2011
    A Nexus graduate trainee has wowed a panel of judges with her presentation skills to scoop a top national award. Carly Foster, 23, of Gateshead, beat off strong competition from other young professionals to win the Presentation Award from the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT...
  • Hard-hitting poster warns against cable theft

    27 November 2011
    Nexus has joined forces with North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police to launch a hard hitting poster campaign to warn of the dangers and consequences of cable theft from Metro lines. The campaign, which is being rolled out across Tyne and Wear, uses graphic images of a man with electric burns...
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    Making Metro and bikes work better together

    14 November 2011
    Cycling initiatives prioritised at conference Delegates from leading cycling organisations have been given the chance to discuss ways to improve integration with the Tyne and Wear Metro at the rail system’s annual stakeholder conference. The conference was a chance for senior managers at Nexus,...
  • New Metro ticket machine

    The new generation of Metro ticket machines has arrived

    7 November 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has officially launched its new generation of Metro ticket machines, transforming the way that passengers can access the network. The new machines are at the heart of a £25m project to update the ticketing system on Metro. Nexus is replacing 225...
  • Refurbished Metrocar 4041

    First refurbished Metro train re-dedicated

    31 October 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has officially unveiled its new look Metro trains following a multi-million pound refurbishment programme. The first modernised train, with its plush new interior and sleek light metallic grey and black colour scheme, has been officially unveiled...
  • Tyne and Wear Metro are presented with Safer Tram Stop accreditation

    Tyne and Wear Metro receives Safer Tram Stop Award

    31 October 2011
    Eleven Tyne and Wear Metro stations have been awarded the prestigious Safer Tram Stop accreditation by Secured by Design. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates Metro stations and trains on behalf of Nexus, has been working with the British Transport Police (BTP) to meet the complex criteria...
  • Nick Brown and Cllr David Wood at Chillingham Road

    Modernisation complete at Chillingham Road Metro

    25 October 2011
    Nexus, which owns manages and is modernising Metro, has completed the transformation of Chillingham Road Metro station in Newcastle. Chillingham Road station has been upgraded as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation programme, which will see stations and trains transformed over the next...