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  • 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...
  • Fines for two men who obstructed Metro train doors

    7 April 2014
    Two people have been fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, causing a delay to the service. Steven Richardson, 32 of Holly Avenue, Wallsend, and Glenn Smith, 26, of Ridley Terrace, Gateshead, have both been proven guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train, at Wallsend on January...
  • Nexus begins trialling Pay As You Go Metro travel

    26 March 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro system, has begun trialling the Metro’s first ever Pay As You Go smart ticket products. The ‘Pay As You Go’ pilot was launched by the Chairman of the Tyne and Wear ITA, Cllr David Wood on Tuesday 25 March. A new-look purple Pop...
  • Nexus launches a new travel safe guide for young people

    21 March 2014
    Nexus has launched a new travel safe guide to help young people develop the confidence to use the public transport network, including Metros and buses. The guide book, which is to become an educational tool for all schools to use, has been designed by children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome...
  • Metro Gold Card holders reminded that the price cut starts on 1 April

    21 March 2014
    Metro Gold Card holders are being reminded that the price will be reduced from £25 to £12 for anyone buying the ticket from Tuesday 1 April 2014. The new price, which comes into effect in just under two weeks, reflects the fact that the Metro Gold Cards are much easier to buy and use. The new Gold...
  • New bus route improves links to North Tyneside Hospital

    18 March 2014
    A new bus route in North Tyneside starts on Monday, 24 March, to restore important links to the local hospital. Nexus has funded the new 359 service to connect neighbourhoods including West Allotment and the Marden Estate in Cullercoats with North Tyneside General Hospital. Residents in both areas...
  • Nexus unveils its new £2.3m rail maintenance vehicle

    13 March 2014
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has invested £2.3m in a state-of-the-art new rail maintenance vehicle to ensure Tyne and Wear Metro tracks are kept up to scratch for many decades to come. The new vehicle has been bought as part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation...
  • Metro provides one of the best airport links in the country

    10 March 2014
    The Tyne and Wear Metro provides one of the best airport links in the country, according to a Which? Report by the influential Consumers Association. With five trains an hour, the quick and convenient Metro service to Newcastle International Airport beat dedicated non-stop services to Heathrow and...

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