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  • Christmas shopping

    Nexus helps elderly get to Christmas shops

    19 November 2010
    Nexus has stepped in to make sure a Christmas shopping evening for elderly and disabled people goes ahead. It is meeting the cost of 12 mini-buses which will carry more than 150 people into the heart of Sunderland for the annual shopping treat. The event on Thursday, 2 December 2010 is organised by...
  • Washington Bus Station

    Bus takes a new route through Washington village

    4 November 2010
    Nexus has diverted a bus route through the heart of a Washington village to give passengers a smoother ride. Route 23, which runs hourly between Washington and Birtley, will from 1st November serve Knoulberry Road in Blackfell. The bus has until now run round the outside of the village on Blackfell...
  • Contract signing.

    Nexus awards framework contracts for Metro modernisation.

    1 November 2010
    Nexus has awarded framework agreements with five major construction companies to deliver its £385m all change programme for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The light rail system, used by 41 million passengers a year, will be modernised over the next 11 years, with tracks, power lines, signalling, stations...
  • Gateshead artwork.

    Art success is a feather in cap for Lisa

    19 October 2010
    Gateshead College student, Lisa Johnson’s peacock design was chosen to feature in Gateshead Interchange following an appeal by Nexus for a piece of art to liven up the entrance and welcome travellers. Lisa’s design was chosen out of 30 ideas submitted by Gateshead College students and will feature...
  • bridge

    Metro bridge renewal works start in North Tyneside

    19 October 2010
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has announced plans to carry out the replacement of a Metro footbridge in North Tyneside in just a single weekend in order to minimise disruption to people living nearby. The footbridge that crosses the Metro lines at Deneholm and Relton Terrace...
  • Councillors with 530 bus

    New bus links Luke's Lane and Hebburn.

    14 October 2010
    A new bus service has started linking the Luke’s Lane estate with the Hebburn quay area and Hebburn town centre. The 530 will run every 30 minutes and is being funded by Nexus for a six month trial period. Local Councillors who worked with Nexus to set up the route are urging local people to use...
  • Engineering work on Metro

    Nexus announces major engineering programme for Metro.

    12 October 2010
    NEXUS ANNOUNCES MAJOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMME FOR METRO Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, today announced details of major engineering works over the next six months. The work is part of the Metro: all change modernisation programme, which will see Nexus invest £385m into the...
  • Haymarket Metro Platform

    Metro wins Project of the Year and Best Customer Initiative Awards.

    8 October 2010
    Success at 2010 UK Light Rail Awards for Haymarket station transformation and 100 days Clean Up campaign The Tyne and Wear Metro was honoured this week at the annual UK Light Rail Awards, winning Project of the Year and Best Customer Initiative categories. The annual ceremony, held in London...
  • User group

    New user group for public transport launched.

    5 October 2010
    A new independent voice for public transport is being launched later this month. The Tyne and Wear Public Transport User Group will hold a first meeting on Thursday, 21 October, at Gateshead Civic Centre at 7pm. The group is entirely independent of Nexus, but Nexus has offered to help the...