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  • Architect view of West Jesmond Metro Station

    West Jesmond and South Gosforth stations to be upgraded

    23 April 2012
    West Jesmond and South Gosforth are to be upgraded to staffed Metro stations, with refurbishment work starting this summer. The two stations, used by around three million people a year between them, are the latest to benefit through the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. You can find...
  • Nexus installs new Metro train wash

    19 April 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has invested almost a million pounds in a new train wash for its fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. The new train wash has been installed as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme, which will see...
  • Shields Ferry cruises back for summer

    10 April 2012
    Shields Ferry river cruises are all set to return this summer, with the hugely successful Fish and Chip Trips coming back by popular demand after a successful debut last year. Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will once again be offering passengers a tasty portion of great British...
  • CCTV image of man on railway line

    Cable thief caught in the act

    29 March 2012
     A Sunderland man has been banned from entering any railway station in England and Wales for the next three years after stealing essential railway equipment from Tyne and Wear Metro.  Joseph Carolan (47) of Exeter Street in Pallion, Sunderland, was sentenced yesterday (Monday, 26 March) at...
  • Metro train at Pelaw

    Happy Birthday Sunderland line!

    30 March 2012
    The Sunderland line of the Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 10th birthday, having carried more than 40 million passengers since opening. Opened to the public on March 31st 2002, the line transformed travel between the two biggest cities in the North East, and continues to do so today. The...
  • grandparents and children on Metro

    Gold Card holders reminded to renew from 3 April

    26 March 2012
    Nexus is reminding Metro Gold Card holders whose cards expire on April 30 that they will be able to renew them from April 3 at any Nexus TravelShop with the price frozen at £25. When Metro Gold Cards have been renewed they will be valid for a period of exactly 365 days from the day after the expiry...
  • Teenagers to get cheaper Metro travel

    26 March 2012
    Up to 12,000 teenagers will get much cheaper Metro travel from September thanks to changes designed to help those in vocational training and doing apprenticeships. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, which sets fares on Metro, has backed a Nexus proposal to widen eligibility for the...
  • £5million boost to beat traffic hotspots in Tyne and Wear

    23 March 2012
    Bus passengers and other road users in Tyne and Wear are to benefit from a package of measures that will save them up to one million hours a year from shorter journey times and reduced delays. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has been awarded almost £5 million from the Government’s...
  • Nexus strengthens local bus links in Whitley Bay

    19 March 2012
    Nexus is creating new local bus links to local shops, services and health facilities in Whitley Bay and North Shields from Monday 26 March. There is a brand new W7 route linking South Wellfield and Earsdon directly to North Tyneside General Hospital and Percy Main, for connections by Route 19 bus...
  • People standing at a level crossing

    Stay safe on level crossings

    16 March 2012
    Nexus has launched a new campaign to promote the safe use of Metro level crossings, with guides sent to 28,000 homes reminding people of key safety guidelines for drivers and pedestrians. Nexus wants to reduce the number of incidents of misuse. There has not been an actual collision on a Metro...