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  • Gold Card lets you travel all day in July and August

    1 July 2013
    Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, 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...
  • Smartphone app for checking Pop cards

    Checking your Metro ticket on the phone

    19 June 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has developed an app for Metro ticket inspectors to check a passenger’s Pop card with a smartphone. The app, which is uploaded to an android smartphone, allows the ticket inspectors to scan the Pop card in order to check the ticket products...
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    Buy a year's travel at any Metro station

    7 June 2013
    Pop smart card holders can now buy a range of season tickets – right up to a full annual pass – from any Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machine. The new easier way to pay is part of the Transport Revolution led by Nexus to roll-out smart travel on Metro and other local transport. To buy season tickets...
  • New bus link trialled in Hebburn

    5 June 2013
    A new bus route has been launched for a six-month trial period linking communities in Hebburn with the town centre, Gateshead and Newcastle. The 27X service is being provided through the South Tyneside Better Bus Partnership with Go North East at the request of a local councillor and in response to...
  • New bus link for Washington

    21 June 2013
    Nexus is working with local councillors and residents to improve bus services for a fast-growing suburb of Washington. Improvements to the existing bus route 73, which Nexus provides using funding from local councils, will provide new links through Teal Farm to schools and shops in Washington, as...
  • Children and young people can go smart for cheaper travel

    29 May 2013
    Children and young people with a Nexus Under-16 Pop Card are being advised to get smart to get the cheapest travel. From tomorrow Metro ticket machines will only sell the cheapest child concessionary fares – 60p single and £1.10 all day, when holders touch their Under -16 Pop card against the...
  • Major Line Closure on Metro for 27 days in August

    23 May 2013
    Nexus is to embark on one of the biggest and most complex modernisation projects in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer, meaning the busiest section of line will be closed for 27 consecutive days. The multi-million pound works involve a major line closure between Haymarket, Airport...
  • Shields Ferry cruises return for summer

    9 May 2013
    Shields Ferry passengers can enjoy some musical nostalgia this summer as another busy programme of river cruises returns to the Tyne. Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will this year be running special Sing-a-long-the-Tyne trips, giving passengers the chance to request some of their...
  • International Level Crossing Awareness Day

    7 May 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has marked International Level Crossing Awareness Day by promoting key safety messages for pedestrians and motorists. Nexus is targeting a safety leaflet drop at its busiest level crossing on the Metro system – the Kingston Park crossing in...
  • Advice for bus pass holders whose cards are about to expire

    3 May 2013
    Tyne and Wear residents whose concessionary travel card (free bus pass) expires in the next few months are being warned they need to fill out an application form to get a new one. New smart cards are issued free by Nexus, except where a change of name or photo is required, but holders must apply to...

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