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  • Royal visit for Tynemouth Station

    2 July 2012
    The restored Tynemouth Station got the royal seal of approval when it was officially re-opened by HRH The Princess Royal. During a visit to North Tyneside Princess Anne viewed the restoration of the historic station before unveiling a plaque to mark the completion of the work. Tynemouth Station is...
  • Family group on Metro train

    Gold Card users get all-day travel this summer

    2 July 2012
    Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August. Nexus is repeating last year’s scheme by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the pass before 9.30am on weekdays for the next two months - on both Metro and Ferry....
  • Nexus uses solar power to light bus shelters

    28 June 2012
    Nexus has harnessed solar power to illuminate bus shelters with a source of renewable energy. Nexus, the public body that manages local bus infrastructure, including stops and interchanges, has invested £250,000 in solar powered lighting at its bus shelters to reduce electricity costs and cut...
  • Whitley Bay bus routes improved

    27 June 2012
    Local minibus routes in Whitley Bay are changing from Monday, 9 July. All local bus services paid for by Nexus are reviewed on a regular basis to make sure they meet the needs of local people and provide good value for money. We have received a lot of feedback on changes we made to Whitley Bay...
  • Drop-in sessions for Major Line Closure

    27 June 2012
    Nexus is to hold a series of drop-in sessions in North Tyneside for the public to find out more about the 23-day Major Line Closure between Wallsend and Tynemouth this August. This will give people the chance to discuss the impact of the line closure, August 11 to September 3, and the modernisation...
  • Community Mural at Byker Metro station

    Big picture unveiled at Byker Metro station

    12 June 2012
    A stunning new community mural, in the shape of one of the North East’s most iconic buildings, has been revealed at Byker Metro Station, thanks to budding local photographers who took part in a recent Tyne and Wear Metro photo competition. The mural, which has been designed in the shape of The Sage...
  • Shields Ferry earns environmental award

    11 June 2012
    The Shields Ferry has gained an internationally recognised award for its commitment to the environment. The popular cross-Tyne service has been recognised by the Lloyd’s Register Group, one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards....
  • Nexus staff talking to local resident

    Local bus links in West Newcastle

    21 May 2012
    Nexus has completed a consultation with local residents on plans it believes will improve local bus services in West Newcastle. The plans are aimed at providing faster and more direct link from Walbottle, Newburn and Throckley to West Denton Shops, as well as a new direct link from Blucher Village...
  • Nexus backs new campaign to target metal thieves

    21 May 2012
    Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today launching a pilot campaign to tackle the issue of metal theft across Northumbria which costs the UK economy around £770 million per year. The Charity is supported by Nexus, and the charity aims to fight the number of incidents occurring in the...
  • New Metro ticket machines arrive in Sunderland

    21 May 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed new ticket machines at University Metro station in Sunderland, the first station in the centre of the city to get the new technology. The new ticket machines were unveiled at University Metro station by Sunderland City Council...