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Government urged to provide further support for public transport
The Government has been urged to provide further financial support for local bus and Metro services in North East England while they continue to recover from the impact of lockdown. Leaders of city-regions across the country have written a joint letter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve…
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Extra patrols to promote face coverings rule on the bus network
A new initiative has been launched to encourage compliance with the face coverings rule on the local bus network. Extra staff have been deployed by Nexus to ensure that customers are wearing masks on their journeys, unless they are legally exempt.  Northumbria Police will be supporting the…
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Three Shuttle buses to serve Sunderland’s mass vaccination centre
Three shuttle bus have been launched to get people to the mass vaccination centre at Sunderland’s NHS Nightingale Hospital.  Specially branded ConnectorShuttle buses are already running from Concord bus station in Washington and from today, Thursday 28 January, MetroShuttle buses will operate from…
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Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres
Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am if they are going to or from a coronavirus vaccination appointment. Nexus has confirmed that older and eligible disabled customers can travel on local buses in Tyne and Wear – and Metro if they have a Metro Gold…
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Doors open for new recruits
Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, is looking for ten new apprentices for positions across their business. Seven new recruits are being sought to work in Metro Infrastructure, including in signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operational roles…
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Changes to bus timetables during the latest lockdown
People using local buses in North East England are being advised to check with operators before travel as some services will be running to a reduced frequency during the current lockdown. All bus routes in the region will continue to run, but frequencies will be stepped down where demand is very…
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Heworth transport interchange is fitted with a defibrillator
A busy public transport hub in Gateshead has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. Heworth interchange has had the defibrillator installed thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The device, known as a defib, is there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators…
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Covid: Travel advice under Tier 3 restrictions
People in North East England are advised they can still use public transport services during Tier 3 Covid restrictions, but where possible should reduce the number journey that they make. Residents can continue to travel for work and for education, and other journeys which are essential, such as…
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The region's first electric buses are launched in Newcastle and Gateshead
The region’s first fully electric buses which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge have entered service in Newcastle Gateshead.  Bus operator, Go North East, has unveiled nine high-tech zero-emission buses as part of a £3.7million joint-funded project. Voltra is being…
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Region-wide consultation launches on multi-billion strategy for transport 
A public consultation has launched to secure feedback on the region’s first Transport Plan - an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major improvements across the North East up to 2035.  The North East Transport Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transformative projects, an…
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