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A passenger opens a ticket gate with a smart phone
Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Metro customers can now use a smartphone to pay for their travel and open ticket gates on the network, in a unique partnership between Google Pay and Nexus, the public body which runs the system. Nexus is working with Google Pay and other tech partners on a project, it says, will transform how…
School students on bus
Families urged to plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning for the new school term. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear as the new term starts. The extra buses, supported by Government funding, are on…
Metro on QE2 bridge
Metro timetable reduced to reflect coronavirus spread
Metro services are operating to a reduced timetable as part of measures to reflect the spread of coronavirus. All additional peak hour services between Pelaw and Monkseaton or South Gosforth will be cancelled until further notice.  In addition there may be additional core train services cancelled…
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A million Metro journeys are made using Pop blue
Young people have made a million journeys with a smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, to make Metro travel more affordable for young people. Over 11,000 young people aged 16 to 18…
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Join our Insight Panel and have your say on public transport services
Nexus is encouraging more people to give them their views on local transport services. The Nexus Insight Panel is a way for residents of Tyne and Wear to have their say on bus and Metro services - and a range of other connected topics. Nexus is aiming to increase the numbers of people who can give…
South Shields Bus and Metro Interchange
Greggs to open new shop at South Shields £21m Interchange
Greggs is to open a new shop at South Shields’ £21m transport interchange. The popular food-to-go chain, which has outlets across the UK, has taken the principle unit in the new interchange building as it continues to focus on transport locations, including motorways and trains stations. South…
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More than a 250,000 journeys are made using a Pop blue smart card
Young people have made more than a quarter of a million journeys with a smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, one year ago in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young…
Pupils at Metro ticket machines topping up a Pop blue smartcard
Young people make 100,000 more affordable journeys with Pop blue
Young people have made more than 100,000 cheaper journeys with a new smartcard that gives them single trips on the Tyne and Wear Metro for £1. Pop blue was introduced by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, on 2 January in order to make Metro travel more affordable for young people…
Newcastle College students
Metro showcases students' Pop Blue videos
Tyne and Wear Metro is showcasing the work of creative Newcastle College students who they challenged to help promote Pop blue – which gives young people aged 18 and under £1 single trips on Metro. The Pop blue card was introduced earlier this year to make Metro travel more affordable for young…
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