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  • Older couple on shields ferry

    Metro Gold Card holders advised they can now use them on the Shields Ferry

    15 March 2011
    Metro Gold Card holders can now use the pass to get unlimited free travel on board the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service. The Gold Card scheme, which already offers pensioners and disabled people unlimited travel on Metro for just over £2 a month, was extended to cover the Shields Ferry from...
  • line of buses

    Bus fleet arrives for Major Line Closure

    11 March 2011
    A fleet of more than 20 modern low-floor buses will be running when the Metro line is closed between Byker and Tynemouth.   The buses, a fleet of red double-deckers which have been brought up from London specially, will be running frequent services between Byker and Tynemouth, from normal first to...
  • Architect impression of Chillingham Road Metro Station

    Nexus reveals plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro Station

    10 March 2011
    NEXUS REVEALS PLANS FOR THE MODERNISATION OF CHILLINGHAM ROAD METRO STATION Nexus has today revealed plans for the modernisation of Chillingham Road Metro station, giving an insight into what the redeveloped station will look like. Refurbishment of the station will start on Saturday, 12 March 2011...
  • Rebecca Ditchburn talks to Whitehouse Primary School

    Getting the safety message across to schools

    9 March 2011
    Pupils at 18 schools near Metro are getting special lessons on safety ahead of the Major Line Closure between Byker and Tynemouth. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is targeting the schools in Newcastle and North Tyneside with the message: ‘stay off the tracks to stay safe’. Rebecca Ditchburn,...
  • Old North Shields BR Station

    Oldest commuter railway in the world

    9 March 2011
    The Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields can claim to be the oldest dedicated commuter railway anywhere in the world. It was first opened to trains in June 1839 – 172 years ago – by the Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company, creating a route from the growing coastal towns...
  • 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...