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  • Shields Ferry still going strong

    10 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, say that passenger numbers on the daily cross-Tyne service have been unaffected since the opening of the second Tyne Tunnel. Since the new tunnel was opened in November of last year Nexus has recorded a zero percent fall in the number of people...
  • Weekend Metro line closures as modernisation work continues

    2 February 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is carrying out its first major modernisation work of the year, strengthening bridges and embankments that are more than 150 years-old on Metro lines in North Tyneside. The modernisation work will involve a series of five weekend line closures on...
  • Metro Gold Card price frozen for 2012

    26 January 2012
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has frozen the cost of Metro Gold Cards at £25 in 2012 along with the cost of child concessionary tickets. The revised prices for concessionary Metro travel in 2012 were agreed by the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) at a meeting today. Gold...
  • Nexus welcomes Transport Minister to see Metro modernisation work

    17 January 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, today welcomed Transport Minister Norman Baker MP to see at first hand the progress of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. Nexus is modernising the 30 year-old Metro system over the next 11 years with funding...
  • Community leaders discuss bus plans

    5 March 2012
    Business and community leaders in Tyne and Wear have been invited to a series of meetings to hear more about proposals to change the way bus services are planned and delivered. Nexus organised the Bus Strategy engagement meetings on behalf of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA)...
  • Warning for passengers who hold open Metro train doors

    11 January 2012
    Metro is urging passengers to remember it is a safety issue and breach of Metro regulations for members of the public to hold open the doors of a Metro train. The issue of holding the doors open is a persistent issue for Metro as a small minority of passengers believe it is acceptable behaviour....
  • Free local bus service for Asda supermarket in Byker

    9 January 2012
    Asda is providing a free local bus service to its recently-opened supermarket in Fossway, Byker. The bus service was required by Newcastle City Council as a condition of the enlarged store opening late last year. There are three different local routes, all running Monday to Saturday. For full...
  • Nexus welcomes air support in the fight against cable theft

    4 January 2012
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has welcomed the help of the Northumbria Police helicopter in the battle against theft. The Force’s North East Air Support Unit is being deployed to fly regular patrols over Metro lines, using infra-red detection equipment to spot intruders....
  • Metro at Tynemouth Station

    Metro fare increases capped in 2012

    19 December 2011
      Tyne and Wear Metro fare increases for 2012 have been capped at a lower level following lobbying by the Integrated Transport Authority to win one-off additional support from the Government.   This means that all Metro single tickets will rise by just 10p, instead of 20p, from January 1. The...
  • New timetable restores 'missing' stop

    15 December 2011
    A new timetable for Metro services between Sunderland and South Hylton stations has restored a ‘missing’ stop at Millfield station in Sunderland that has existed for the past two years. The 11th December timetable change affects only service between Sunderland and South Hylton. Some trains are re-...