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  • 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...
  • 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...