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  • Under 16 Pop Card

    Parents urged to replace Nexus Under 16 travel cards before deadline

    4 July 2011
    Parents are being urged to make sure their children have the new Under 16 Pop Card before the end of July. Failing to get the new card could mean children missing out on cheaper concessionary travel on public transport in Tyne and Wear. The new Pop smartcard has replaced the old Under 16 Card as a...
  • New bus and transport managers

    Stagecoach launches £7m eco-bus fleet

    4 July 2011
    Local bus operator, Stagecoach North East, is launching a £7.2million fleet of hybrid electric buses in Newcastle. The investment in the 26 new buses followed an award of £2.2million from the Government’s Green Bus Fund, with Stagecoach North East funding the balance of £5millon. The award from the...
  • Gold card users with grandchildren

    Metro Gold Card users to get all-day travel this summer

    30 June 2011
    Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August, Nexus has announced. Nexus is repeating last year’s scheme by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the pass before 9.30am on weekdays for the next two months. Gold...
  • Police patrol Metro

    Fighting Metro cable theft

    22 June 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has acted to reassure Metro users it is doing all it can to combat the problem of cable theft and has apologised for the delays it caused. Nexus engineers worked across the weekend and in the early hours of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to repair...
  • Passengers on ferry

    Tyne cruises on the Shields Ferry are up and running

    21 June 2011
    Nexus has embarked on its summer programme of nostalgic Tyne river cruises on the Shields Ferry, with tickets still on sale for a wide range of trips over the next four months. Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, has a busy schedule of river cruises from now to October. Tickets remain...
  • New Benton Metro Station Footbridge

    New footbridge and lifts open at Benton

    30 June 2011
    NEW FOOTBRIDGE AND PASSENGER LIFTS OPEN AT BENTON METRO STATION Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, officially opened the new footbridge and lifts at Benton Metro station opened on Friday 17 June. The £1m development will dramatically improve access for passengers travelling from...
  • Haymarket bus station

    Haymarket and Four Lane Ends diversions

    13 June 2011
    Passengers using Haymarket and Four Lane Ends bus stations are being warned of stand changes during the latest phases of rebuilding works. Bus stands will change at Haymarket on Thursday, 16 June, in the latest phase of building works. Coast Road services will continue to use stops in St Mary's...
  • Metro train clean

    Video: How Metro keeps its trains clean for passengers

    9 June 2011
    This latest video highlights the efforts that go into keeping Metro clean for the thousands of passengers who use the service. DBTW, who operate Metro on behalf of Nexus, has a stringent cleaning programme in place for Metro’s 90-strong fleet of trains. A dedicated team of cleaning staff work round...
  • Nexus' Phil Kirkland and Cllr Ed Hodson

    Putting old railway sleepers to good use

    10 June 2011
    Nexus aids footpath conservation in North Tyneside Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is putting used railway sleepers to good use in North Tyneside. Nexus, which is carrying out the £385M Metro: all change modernisation programme, is donating dozens of used sleepers to North...
  • Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside and Cllr Tom Hanson

    More dates for Fish & Chip Trips on the Shields Ferry this summer!

    6 June 2011
    This year's new Fish & Chip Trips on the Shields ferry have been a sell out so Nexus have added more dates for September to make sure people don't miss out.  The trips take in some of the Tyne's most iconic views and extra dates are now available for Fridays 2 and 16 September.  They two new...