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  • Residents views canvassed on transport issues

    5 June 2014
    A new forum will be held for the first time next week to give North Tyneside residents an opportunity to  share their ideas on public transport. Each year people in North Tyneside make over 11 million bus journeys and more than seven  million trips on Metro while many more use local taxi services...
  • Jarrow, Hebburn and Bede Metro stations undergo modernisation work

    3 June 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has started refurbishing three Metro stations in South Tyneside in a project which will greatly improve access for disabled passengers. The work at Jarrow, Hebburn and Bede stations will see the stations given a fresh new look, with improved...
  • Shields Ferry river cruises are back for the summer

    15 May 2014
    The Shields Ferry is gearing up for another bumper summer of river cruises, with a growing number of tourists flocking to the region to see the sights of the Tyne. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, will be running a busy schedule of river cruises, starting in June...
  • Passenger fined £300 for obstructing a Metro train's doors

    24 April 2014
    A man has been fined £300 for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, causing a delay to the service. Stephen Cullen, 55, of Buttermere Grove in Oldham has pleaded guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train, at Byker station on March 2, 2014. He appeared at Court on April 16 and was fined £...
  • Tributes to the man who built the Metro system

    22 April 2014
    Nexus has paid tribute to a former director general who oversaw the construction and opening of the Metro system in the late 70s and early 1980s. Desmond Fletcher, who was from Whitley Bay, headed up the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) for seven years, from 1976 to 1983.  He died...
  • Metro Gold Card price cut prompts increased sales

    16 April 2014
    A cut in the cost of Metro travel for elderly and disabled passengers has sparked an increase in sales. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been inundated with thousands of applications for Metro Gold Cards following the introduction of a price cut from April 1. The cost of a...
  • Metro travel is now being sold at over 400 shops across the region

    14 April 2014
    Tyne and Wear Metro travel is now available to buy from over 400 retail outlets across the region using a smartcard. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has announced a tie up with the consumer payments network, Payzone. This means that Metro customers can buy Metro season tickets using a Pop card...
  • Nexus begins supplemental consultation on Quality Contracts Scheme proposal

    9 April 2014
    Nexus has today (9 April) opened a short period of supplemental consultation as it moves to complete a proposal for the UK’s first bus Quality Contracts Scheme. The Quality Contracts Scheme proposal is aimed at halting a long-term decline in the number of people using local buses and protecting...

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