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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…
Bus at Park Lane, pic taken pre-Covid era
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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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…
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Coronavirus: Transport chiefs issue a new call for Government support
An urgent request for continued emergency revenue funding to support the North East’s public transport network and to sustain services has been sent to the Transport Secretary ahead of the expiry date of 4 August for existing support packages.   Cllr Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council and…
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Nexus workers raise over £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
Nexus workers have raised over £12,000 to help people in our region who are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society will benefit from the donation, following a year of fundraising efforts. A range of events were held in support of the charity, from heritage tours on Metro to cake sales, raffles…
The food bank collection and cheque presentation at South Shields interchange
Generous donations swell food bank coffers in South Shields
Generous donations for a local food bank have been officially handed over after a collection at South Shields Transport Interchange. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran the food bank collection point at the interchange from July 6 – 10 to help people who are struggling to make…
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Social distancing reduces to one metre from Saturday 4 July
Metro customers can feel comfortable and confident on their journey as social distancing reduces to one metre, thanks to action taken by operator Nexus to keep the system Covid-secure. The two-metre social distancing rule is to be cut to ‘one metre plus’ from Saturday 4 July, the Government has…
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Passengers are largely following the new face coverings rule, say Nexus
Passengers have largely been following the new rule and wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro, operator Nexus has confirmed. The Government has made face coverings compulsory on all modes of public transport from today, Monday June 15, in the interests of public health. The new rule for…
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North east bus stations made Covid-secure, with extra staff on duty
Newcastle’s busiest bus station is to become ‘boarding only’ for passengers as part of actions to make the city centre and its public transport covid secure. Haymarket Bus Station will, from Monday, 15 June, be reserved for passengers boarding buses, with numbers expected to grow in the weeks ahead…
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Face coverings on public transport: Your questions answered
What has been announced by the Government? Face coverings are now compulsory on all public transport.  What do I need to do? Everyone must wear a face covering when making a journey, except if they have an exemption for health reasons (see below for more information), and this is a condition of…
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