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  • Nexus to improve facilities at Heworth Interchange

    20 August 2012
    Work starts this week on a £200,000 project by Nexus to improve facilities for bus passengers at Heworth Interchange. The project will see bus shelters replaced and upgraded, with environmentally-friendly LED lighting and better seating installed between August and November. The project, funded...
  • Nexus offers new fare offers to under 19s from September

    15 August 2012
    Nexus is making travel for thousands of under-19s simpler and cheaper this September with new fare offers on Metro and on dedicated school bus services. From next month the Metro 16-18 Card season ticket is being extended to cover all passengers in the age group, not just those enrolled at schools...
  • Artist brings Beethoven piano piece to bus station

    15 August 2012
    An artist has created a unique musical performance in Newcastle’s busiest bus station – with the help of a grand piano and passing passengers. On Friday, 17 August, video artist Anton Hecht played a concert piano at Stand T in Haymarket Bus Station, used by three million people every year....
  • Shields Ferry features in TV advert

    6 August 2012
    The Shields Ferry has featured in a TV advert promoting South Tyneside. The advert, which aired on ITV Tyne Tees in June and is also available to view online, was produced as part of a campaign to promote the borough of South Tyneside as a great place to live, work and visit. The cross-Tyne Shields...
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    Nexus invites operators to help develop plans for local bus services

    3 August 2012
    Nexus has today asked local bus operators to help it develop a system of bus franchising, known as a Quality Contracts Scheme, for Tyne and Wear. Nexus is exploring the possibility of bus franchising, known as a Quality Contracts Scheme on behalf of the Integrated Transport Authority, alongside the...
  • Metro makes holiday travel easy

    2 August 2012
    Approximately 50,000 customers flew to and from Newcastle International Airport during the first weekend of the school summer holidays – marking the start of one of the busiest times of year for the region’s biggest airport. Around 300 flights arrive and depart over each weekend during the summer...
  • Fun bus proves popular with youngsters

    1 August 2012
    Nexus is running a fun bus complete with its own on-board soft play area to keep youngsters occupied during the school holidays. The fun bus, which is free, has been based at locations across Tyneside and Wearside and the play facilities have proved popular with the children. Nexus has laid on the...
  • Metro teams up with local lifeguards

    30 July 2012
    Tyne and Wear Metro and The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have teamed up to urge people to spare a thought for safety. Around two-thirds of people in the region go to the seaside at least once a year and many of the beach-going public in Newcastle are expected to make the most of the...
  • Child concessionary fares rise from September 2012

    27 July 2012
    Child concessionary fares for public transport in Tyne and Wear are to rise by 10p from 1st September 2012 – the first change in price for four years. The single fare will rise from 50p to 60p and the ‘CAT’ Child Allday Ticket will rise from £1 to £1.10. Child Concessionary fares are provided by...
  • Sunderland Connect is the greener way to the coast this summer

    25 July 2012
    The Sunderland Connect bus service begins its summer timetable this weekend – linking the city’s visitor attractions with is spectacular coastline. From Saturday 28 July the popular ‘700’ Sunderland Connect route will link Harbour View and Marine Walk to the city centre. Sunderland Connect, which...