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  • New Shields Ferry prices for 2011

    28 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, is increasing the fares from February 28, but Metro Gold Card holders will be able to use the pass to travel for free on the cross-Tyne service.The revised prices were agreed by the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) at a meeting...
  • Grandparents and grandkids use the Metro

    Metro Gold Cards £25 from 1 February

    27 January 2011
    Nexus is increasing the cost of Metro Gold Cards from £12 to £25 from Tuesday February 1, but has frozen the cost of child concessionary tickets. The revised prices for concessionary Metro travel in 2011 were agreed by the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) at a meeting today,...
  • Architect's image of North Shields Station

    Find out more about our plans for North Shields station

    26 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is holding a drop in session on Tuesday February 1 to give local residents the chance to learn more about multi-million pound plans to rebuild North Shields Metro station. The drop in session, which will be attended by Nexus staff and staff from...
  • Some young people

    Parents asked to renew Under 16 Cards

    26 January 2011
    Around 50,000 young people in Tyne and Wear are being asked to renew their Under 16 travel cards – and get set for smart travel. Nexus is this week writing to parents of Under 16 Card holders, apart from those in their final school year whose cards expire this summer. It is asking holders to send...
  • ballast train

    £22m Metro modernisation between Byker and Tynemouth

    19 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to spend more than £22m in the comprehensive modernisation of the route between Byker and Tynemouth in spring 2011. This huge programme will mean a Major Line Closure of 23 days from Saturday March 12 to Sunday April 3, plus a series of...
  • Architext view of new bridge

    Benton Metro footbridge removed

    5 January 2011
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is replacing the footbridge which crosses the lines at Benton Metro station this Sunday, January 9, as part of its plans to modernise the station. The plans for Benton include the dismantling of the old footbridge linking the north and south...
  • Bill Jackson

    Nexus says farewell to popular Shields Ferry manager

    29 December 2010
    Nexus has said farewell to a former shipyard worker who for 15 years has taken charge of maintaining the iconic cross-Tyne Shields Ferry Service. Bill Jackson, the Chief Fitter on board the Shields Ferry, has retired and got a terrific send off from fellow crew members when he left. Bill has been...
  • BTP Sunderland

    Christmas crackdown on anti-social behaviour on the railways in North East.

    13 December 2010
    British Transport Police have launched an operation to combat anti-social behaviour in railway stations and on trains throughout the festive season, and to mark the launch are undertaking a night of action across stations in the North East. Operation Garland is a region-wide initiative which will...