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Funding boost for Metro
The Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit from a £23 million funding boost, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker confirmed today. The Department for Transport has confirmed that it has awarded Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, a total of £93m which is the maximum possible funding…
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Old Metro ticket machine to go in a museum
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Metro system, has donated one of its 30 year-old old Metro ticket machines to Tyne and Wear Musuems to keep for posterity. The old Metro ticket Metro machines are in the process of being replaced as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation…
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Bus lane bollards trialled in Gateshead
Plastic bollards are being installed on roads in Gateshead to stop drivers ignoring the markings for bus lanes. They will be placed on the solid white bus lane line and are intended to deter motorists from cutting into the lane early or ignoring them completely. They are being trialled on the A184…
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Smart ticket machines for North Tyneside
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed work on the installation of new smart ticket machines at all of the Metro stations in North Tyneside. The new ticket machines are at the heart of a £25m project to update the ticketing system on Metro…
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Major line closure: Byker-North Shields
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a six-day Major Line Closure in North Tyneside in February, as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The work is the last in a series of major line closures to replace 30-year-old Metro tracks and track…
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Metro Gold Card price freeze
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to freeze the cost of Metro Gold Cards at £25 for the second year running. The Gold Card offers holders unlimited travel on Metro for just 50 pence a week. It can also be used to travel on the Shields Ferry service. Gold Cards were…
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Councillors review progress towards a better bus service
Changing the way local buses are planned and provided could see cheaper fares for young people, protect against cuts to services and give the taxpayer greater value for money, councillors will be told this week. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will be told at itys meeting on 24…
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Smart ticket machines for Sunderland
The Sunderland section of the Tyne and Wear Metro has become first part the system to see new smart ticket machines fitted at all of the stations. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed smart ticket machines at the 12 Metro stations on the Sunderland line, with St Peter’…
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Metro stations host crime consultation
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has taken her Police and Crime Plan consultation to passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. When elected, Ms Baird stated that she wanted to involve all communities in the formation of her Police and Crime Plan – which will direct the…
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New parking spaces at East Boldon
Work starts next week on a £25,000 project to add 13 extra free parking spaces at East Boldon Metro station. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro is adding spaces within the existing station car park. The work, which starts on January 14 and will last about three weeks, will see the…
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