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PCC Kim McGuinness at Gateshead Interchange with council leaders and transport chiefs
Funding bid to make public transport safer is announced
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has submitted a bid to the Government’s Safer Streets fund, which includes measures to tackle crime on public transport networks. Based on the findings of her recent survey, the commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and…
Martijn Gilbert from Go North East and Cllr Martin Gannon at Gateshead Inbterchange with the branded bus
Join the Big Bus Conversation – the chance to have your say
Regional transport leaders have launched the Big Bus Conversation – a new region-wide campaign to gather feedback ahead of a bid to access a national £3bn funding pot with the aim of persuading people to switch sustainably to the bus.  Following the publication of the government’s ‘Bus Back Better…
Metro trains
Covid: Face coverings must still be worn on public transport
Face coverings must still be worn in busy indoor settings including on public transport under new Government advice which came into effect from today, Monday 19 July.  The Government says it ‘expects and recommends people to wear face coverings in crowded areas such as shops and public transport’.…
Nexus and Wallsend Chamber members at the map
New map highlights Wallsend attractions
An empty display board at Wallsend Metro Station has been given a new lease of life by Nexus and Wallsend Chamber of Commerce. The unit now displays a detailed map of Wallsend town centre, highlighting attractions and amenities, walking distances and points of interest. Segedunum Roman Fort and…
Operators announce Network One on Pop card with a giant Pop card at Gateshead Interchange
Network One tickets can now be purchased on a Pop card
Network One - the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry - can now be purchased on a Pop card. This means that people can use one smartcard for All Zone multi-modal travel across the region regardless of which operators they are travelling with. And a new All Zone Plus ticket has…
Picture shows, left to right: Simon Tate (Elmtronics), Paul Davison (Northumbrian Water), Councillor John McElroy (Gateshead Council)
New electric vehicle charging points for Heworth interchange
Four new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now active in the car park of a busy Tyneside transport hub, thanks to a donation by Northumbrian Water. The charge points have been installed by EV charger experts Elmtronics in the long stay car park at Heworth Interchange in Gateshesd. This…
New art at Gateshead Interchange - from Baltic
Gateshead Interchange gets new art work from BALTIC
New artwork showcasing an exhibition at BALTIC has gone on display at Gateshead transport interchange. And it is just the ticket for the many bus and Metro passengers who use the facility every day as lockdown eases, brightening up walls that were previously blank with thought provoking pieces of…
A Metro cube
Covid: New Government travel advice comes into effect
New guidelines for public transport users have come into effect as part of the latest stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The Government’s instruction to minimise travel ended from today, Monday 17 May. Passengers are being advised to travel safely and follow covid-secure guidelines…
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