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  • 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...
  • Sunderland Airshow travel information

    23 July 2013
    Public transport information for this weekend’s Sunderland International Airshow. Metro services will be running between Sunderland and Newcastle city centres and Seaburn Metro station. The seafront is only a 15 minute walk from Seaburn station. Extra staff will be on duty to provide passengers...
  • Take the bus to the beach in Sunderland

    4 July 2013
    Sunderland’s popular green bus has moved to its summer route – linking the city’s visitor attractions with its spectacular coastline. And a new range of tickets has been launched to offer great value to families and regular users. From July until mid-September, the Sunderland Connect 700 will link...
  • Major Line Closure: less than two weeks to go

    4 July 2013
    Nexus is less than two weeks away from starting the biggest and most complex modernisation projects in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro, meaning the busiest section of line will be closed for 27 consecutive days. From Sunday 4 August until Friday August 30 there will be a major line closure...
  • 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...
  • councillors hold up a calendar emerging from a ticket machine (publicity shot)

    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...

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