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  • 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...
  • Free parking at Metro stations all summer

    18 July 2012
    Free summer parking at Metro car parks across Tyne and Wear has started – making travel cheaper for thousands of Metro passengers going to work or summer events. Nexus has made all the Metro car parks it manages free of charge from Wednesday 18 July until 31 August – creating an extra 1,500 free...
  • Changes to local buses in South Tyneside

    13 July 2012
    Nexus is making changes to bus routes it provides in some parts of South Tyneside to better reflect local demand for services. The changes, from 29th July, will open up new travel opportunities and a better balance with services run by commercial operators Stagecoach and Go North East in the...
  • Pupils from St Mary's RC Primary School, Whickham

    Tyne and Wear pupils 'Suss The Bus'

    10 July 2012
    Around 1,000 11-year-olds are getting lessons in how to make the most out of bus travel before they move to secondary school. A record number of children from Year Six in Tyne and Wear are being given the passenger-friendly introduction to bus travel between 21 May and 6 July this year. The ‘Suss...
  • Special offer on Day Rover tickets

    9 July 2012
    Bus and Metro users are being offered a special offer on Day Rover tickets on local public transport as the region gears up for a busy summer of events that include the London 2012 Olympics in Newcastle. The Day Rover, which allows unlimited all-day travel on Metro, the Shields Ferry, buses and...
  • Extra bus and Metro for Olympic Football

    6 July 2012
    Transport Minister Theresa Villiers MP today unveiled extra bus and Metro services that will make public transport the easiest and best way to get to London 2012 events at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Nexus and Newcastle City Council have worked alongside Games organisers to provide extra transport...
  • New passenger lifts for Heworth and Four Lane Ends

    4 July 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is starting work this week on the replacement of the passenger lifts at Heworth and Four Lane Ends interchanges. The work will see the passenger lift cars replaced with brighter, cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient technology. The work...
  • 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...