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  • Metro launches train door safety campaign

    23 October 2013
    Metro has launched a safety campaign encouraging passengers not to obstruct the doors of a train, and in the process improve services. The initiative includes a specially commissioned animation titled 'Use your brain near a train'. The satirical film features cartoon characters who receive a range...
  • Ticket gates for Byker and Chichester Metro stations

    17 October 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to install the final two Metro stations with automatic ticket gates as part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme. Byker Metro station in Newcastle and Chichester Metro station in South Tyneside will both have...
  • Haymarket named among best stations in Europe

    21 October 2013
    A busy station on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been named among the best in Europe. Haymarket station in Newcastle City Centre, used by more than six million passengers a year, has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious European Rail Congress next month. The station was completely rebuilt...
  • Fares people would pay in ‘better buses’ proposal

    10 October 2013
    Adverts in local newspapers today (10th October) give people a clear indication what they would pay under the proposed Quality Contracts Scheme for local buses. The adverts by Nexus and the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority also address the misleading claim that council taxes would need...
  • Refurbishment works starts at Walkergate Metro station

    5 November 2013
    Work has started to refurbish Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle, including the installation of a new passenger lift for the first time. It is the 11th station since 2010 to see major refurbishment delivered by Nexus as part of the £389m Metro: all change refurbishment programme. At the same...
  • Passengers benefit from Metro's summer of modernisation work

    10 September 2013
    The successful delivery of this summer’s Metro modernisation projects means that passengers can look forward to an autumn and winter almost entirely free of disruptive engineering works, Nexus confirmed today. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, in a £385m programme, has announced...
  • Gateshead escalator replacement complete

    7 September 2013
    New escalators at Gateshead’s busy Metro station came into service today - a week ahead of schedule after a four month replacement programme. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed the replacement of the four escalators inside the station as planned ahead of the Great...
  • Washington shoppers urged to Go Smarter

    5 September 2013
    Washington Galleries Shopping Centre is hosting an environmental week promoting cheaper, healthier and more sustainable ways of travelling. Sunderland City Council's 'Go Smarter to Work' campaign team is staging the event to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport when...
  • Pinhole images create new artwork at Byker Metro

    1 August 2013
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station unveiled today, Thursday 1 August, lets passengers view the Newcastle suburb in a whole new light. The work by local artist Judy Thomas, Byker: Seen and Unseen, is made up of pinhole camera images captured by local people during a community project. The...
  • ITA agrees plan to improve local buses

    26 January 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to move forward with plans aimed at providing better bus services while reducing the cost to local taxpayers by £70m. Key features of a proposal it is now opening to consultation include capping future price rises, making travel cheaper...

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