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Bus routes are kept open after £400m Government bailout
England’s buses will continue to serve those who rely on them thanks to a funding boost totalling £397 million for vital bus operators, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today, Friday 3 April 2020. The package, agreed jointly with the bus industry, will keep key routes running to…
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Political leaders urge Government support for buses
Political leaders in North East England have written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warning the local bus network is in danger of collapse without urgent Government financial assistance. The letter from Cllr Martin Gannon, leader of Gateshead Council and chair of the North East Joint Transport…
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Key Metro car parks reserved for NHS staff
Two of the biggest car parks on the Tyne and Wear Metro are to be reserved for NHS staff from Saturday, 21 March. To help support those working for NHS Newcastle Hospitals Trust, all staff from the trust will be allowed to park at Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre car parks for free. The move by…
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Restrictions on concessionary bus and Metro passes to be lifted
Nexus has agreed to lift current restrictions preventing free travel in Tyne and Wear for some passengers before 9:30am. Senior citizens and people with some disabilities are entitled to free off-peak travel on buses with a concessionary pass or a discounted Metro Gold Card. Huw Lewis, Customer…
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Have your say on bus services 18 and 32/32A
Nexus knows that Stagecoach services 18 and 32/32A provide local residents with some important links. We have entered into two new contracts with Stagecoach and provided some additional funding to ensure that these services can continue to run – keeping their current routes and timetables. Nexus is…
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Join our Insight Panel and have your say on public transport services
Nexus is encouraging more people to give them their views on local transport services. The Nexus Insight Panel is a way for residents of Tyne and Wear to have their say on bus and Metro services - and a range of other connected topics. Nexus is aiming to increase the numbers of people who can give…
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Nexus appoints Martin Kearney as its new Chief Operating Officer
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, who is swapping Australia for North East England to take on the job. Martin Kearney, who runs transport services in the cities of Sydney and Auckland, will direct all of the day-to-…
Nexus and Metro staff at the Hate Crime Awareness Week Walk of Solidarity with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuiness
Nexus supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. A walk of solidarity in the west end of Newcastle marked the start of a series events that will encourage people to “spread love not hate”. Nexus staff joined with the walk of…
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