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Under 16 Pop Card
Parents urged to replace Nexus Under 16 travel cards before deadline
Parents are being urged to make sure their children have the new Under 16 Pop Card before the end of July. Failing to get the new card could mean children missing out on cheaper concessionary travel on public transport in Tyne and Wear. The new Pop smartcard has replaced the old Under 16 Card as a…
Gold card users with grandchildren
Metro Gold Card users to get all-day travel this summer
Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August, Nexus has announced. Nexus 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 months. Gold…
Police patrol Metro
Fighting Metro cable theft
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has acted to reassure Metro users it is doing all it can to combat the problem of cable theft and has apologised for the delays it caused. Nexus engineers worked across the weekend and in the early hours of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to repair…
Passengers on ferry
Tyne cruises on the Shields Ferry are up and running
Nexus has embarked on its summer programme of nostalgic Tyne river cruises on the Shields Ferry, with tickets still on sale for a wide range of trips over the next four months. Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, has a busy schedule of river cruises from now to October. Tickets remain…
New Benton Metro Station Footbridge
New footbridge and lifts open at Benton
NEW FOOTBRIDGE AND PASSENGER LIFTS OPEN AT BENTON METRO STATION Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, officially opened the new footbridge and lifts at Benton Metro station opened on Friday 17 June. The £1m development will dramatically improve access for passengers travelling from…
Haymarket bus station
Haymarket and Four Lane Ends diversions
Passengers using Haymarket and Four Lane Ends bus stations are being warned of stand changes during the latest phases of rebuilding works. Bus stands will change at Haymarket on Thursday, 16 June, in the latest phase of building works. Coast Road services will continue to use stops in St Mary's…
Metro train clean
Video: How Metro keeps its trains clean for passengers
This latest video highlights the efforts that go into keeping Metro clean for the thousands of passengers who use the service. DBTW, who operate Metro on behalf of Nexus, has a stringent cleaning programme in place for Metro’s 90-strong fleet of trains. A dedicated team of cleaning staff work round…
Nexus' Phil Kirkland and Cllr Ed Hodson
Putting old railway sleepers to good use
Nexus aids footpath conservation in North Tyneside Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is putting used railway sleepers to good use in North Tyneside. Nexus, which is carrying out the £385M Metro: all change modernisation programme, is donating dozens of used sleepers to North…
People meeting at bus station
New Network one ticket prices
The Network One range of travel tickets will be going up in price from Sunday, May 8. Network One tickets are travel passes that allow travel on all modes of public transport in Tyne and Wear. This is the first price increase since these tickets were rebranded last year. It has become necessary due…
Sunderland Station
Second major award for Sunderland
The ‘inspirational’ £7 million modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a second major design award. The project was Highly Commended in the Design and Innovation Category at the 2011 North East Renaissance awards, held by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in…
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