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  • CCTV camera at station

    High security for Metro sites

    9 March 2011
    A ring of security patrols, mobile CCTV and police operations will protect Metro during the Major Line Closure. The measures will keep the 11km of track between Byker and Tynemouth secure from trespassers and cable thieves. Ken Mackay, Nexus Director of Rail and Infrastructure explained: “The...
  • Passengers boarding bus

    Local bus services are changing

    1 March 2011
    Nexus is making big changes to the local bus services it provides in Newcastle and North Tyneside using funds from local authorities. More than a dozen new or improved routes will be launched from Sunday 27 March, improving local links to shops, health services and places of work. The new services...
  • Artist impression of new Howdon Metro Station

    Drop-in session for residents in Howdon

    28 February 2011
    NEXUS TO HOST PUBLIC DROP-IN SESSION ABOUT MODERNISATION WORKS AT HOWDON IN NORTH TYNESIDE Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is holding a drop-in session for residents of Howdon to find out more about plans to modernise Howdon Metro station and works taking place there during the...
  • new bridge at Benton

    Nexus installs new footbridge at Benton

    3 March 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, installed the new footbridge at Benton Metro station in the early hours of Thursday, 3 March. Work will now take place over the coming weeks to install cabling, lighting and build a second lift tower before the bridge can be opened at the end of...
  • Pop card - under 16 design

    Parents warned: Don't miss out on Under 16 Card renewal

    22 February 2011
    Parents are being warned they have just a few days left to renew their children’s Nexus Under 16 travel card for free. Nexus is replacing around 60,000 Under 16 Cards in Tyne and Wear to new Pop smart cards. The deadline for free renewal in Monday, 28 February – after this date parents will be...
  • Nexus' Director General, Bernard Garner with Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

    Nexus scores double success at the UK Rail Awards

    21 February 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has scooped two prizes at the prestigious UK Rail Business Awards in London. Nexus won in the station excellence category for the £20m Haymarket redevelopment in the centre of Newcastle and in the PR category for the campaign to...
  • Pop Card

    Young people urged to be the first to get smart with Pop Card

    15 February 2011
    Parents are being given a final reminder to send back their children’s Nexus Under 16 renewal forms before Monday, 28 February. Nexus is replacing around 60,000 Under 16 Cards in Tyne and Wear to new Pop smart cards, launched this week. All the parents of holders (apart from those in their final...
  • Launch of Pop Card

    Nexus launches Pop - a new smartcard for Tyne and Wear

    14 February 2011
    Popping onto Metro or bus is about to get much easier with the launch of the biggest smartcard initiative outside London. Pop is the name of the new travel smartcard from Nexus set to be rolled out across the Tyne & Wear region this year. Nexus bosses unveiled the Pop card brand on a Metro...
  • Street dancers encourage youngsters to get smart

    14 February 2011
    A troupe of break dancers toured Metro stations encouraging school pupils to ‘get street smart’ and sign up for their new Pop smartcard from Nexus. As part of its roll-out of smart ticketing Nexus is asking all holders of its existing Under 16 Card to return an application form posted to them – and...
  • Light shows and flash mobs herald the arrival of Pop cards

    14 February 2011
    Shoppers, partygoers and football fans were left scratching their head at the meaning of light shows proclaiming ‘Power to the People’. The light shows have appeared all over Tyne and Wear in the last two weeks – and the mystery grew deeper as flash mob choirs popped up in busy locations to sing...

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