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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…
Pop Blue card
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…
Nexus staff and Mind staff with travel pass holder at Haymarket Bus station
Pop card holders on sale in aid of mental health charity Mind
Staff in Nexus travel shops are doing their bit to raise money for the mental health charity Tyneside and Northumberland Mind by selling a new range of branded Pop card holders. Inside each pass holder is a leaflet outlining six ways to promote mental health and wellbeing. The scheme was the…
Newcastle College students
Metro teams up with Newcastle College to promote Pop blue
Tyne and Wear Metro is challenging creative Newcastle College students 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 people across the network. Anyone…
A bus on a snow-covered road
Winter travel advice for bus passengers
Nexus, bus companies and local councils are working together to give you the best possible bus service this winter. We’re sharing information, co-ordinating gritting, and planning ahead to keep on the road.  Weather conditions in our region are unstable and can vary within a few miles, making it…
A Pop card
Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro
A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price…
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