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Covid: New Government travel guidance starts from Monday 29 March
New guidelines for public transport users come into effect from today, Monday March 29, as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to stay at home and only travel if a journey is essential has ended, and people are being advised to minimise the number of…
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Multi-billion pound North East Transport Plan approved
The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has formally approved the North East Transport Plan, setting out a £6.8bn plan to revitalise regional transport, delivering a green transport revolution for the North East.    Today, Tuesday 16 March, the Committee has signed off the ambitious plan,…
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Families are advised plan school travel in advance
Families are being urged to plan their travel in advance for children who are returning to school next week. Bus companies and Nexus will provide extra buses to get pupils to and from schools across Tyne and Wear when they start to gradually re-open from Monday 8 March.  The extra buses are on top…
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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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