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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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Metro supports Clap for Carers campaign
The Tyne and Wear Metro is supporting the Clap for Carers campaign, which will bring together the nation tonight to thank NHS workers who are tirelessly battling the coronavirus pandemic. Information screens at 60 stations on the Metro network have a special message displayed on them to promote the…
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Further reductions to Metro services due to coronavirus
The Tyne and Wear Metro is now running a further reduced timetable due to the coronavirus pandemic. Metro services have been reduced to a 24-minute frequency from today, Monday 23 March, which means a train every 12 minutes between Pelaw and South Gosforth. No additional peak time services are…
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Metro passenger warning: Only travel if it's essential
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is today urging the public not to make journeys on the system unless it is absolutely essential – a key measure in reducing the spread of coronavirus. Passengers should not be using any modes of public transport unless they are…
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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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Further changes to Metro services expected
Metro services are currently operating to a reduced timetable as part of measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and services may be reduced further next week. All additional peak hour services between Pelaw and Monkseaton or South Gosforth have already been cancelled until further notice.…
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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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Shields Ferry operation reduced as crew members isolate
The Shields Ferry service will operate a reduced timetable from Monday, 23 March as crew members isolate in response to Public Health advice on the Coronavirus. The Ferry will operate a regular timetable from 07:15am to 06:30pm Monday to Saturday until further notice. Later evening crossings…
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