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Bus station Beethoven sonata is online hit
A film of passengers playing Beethoven in a Newcastle city centre bus station is becoming a surprise internet phenomenon. The film by video artist Anton Hecht has racked up more than 150,000 views on YouTube in less than a week and been featured by major online sites MSN and CBS news in the USA.…
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School kids star in bus safety DVD
Nexus has given secondary school pupils the chance to star in their own DVD to promote safety on bus services in Tyne and Wear. Nexus asked pupils from Heaton Manor Secondary School in Newcastle to appear in the short safety film, which will be used as a teaching aid across the region. The children…
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Tynemouth station wins Heritage Award
Tynemouth station has won an English Heritage award after an extensive battle to rescue the listed Victorian station. Owner Station Development Ltd was presented with the ‘Angel Award for the Best Craftsmanship Employed on a Heritage Rescue,’ for work at Tynemouth station. The majority of work…
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City Metro stations get new smart ticket machines and gates
Nexus has started installing new smart ticket machines at its Metro stations in Newcastle city centre – and work is underway on the electronic ticket gates that will transform the way passengers access the system. Nexus has already upgraded 45 of its 60 Metro stations with smart ticket machines…
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Safety cameras for Metro level crossings
Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has fitted special cameras at two Metro level crossings to catch drivers who run through the red ‘stop’ lights when trains are approaching. The camera units have been installed at the Kingston Park and Bank Foot Metro level crossings in Newcastle. They are…
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Bus pass holders asked to update details
Nexus is asking free bus pass holders in Tyne and Wear who have moved or changed name in the five years since their last pass was issued to get in touch. Those people who have an English National Concessionary Travel Pass that expires on 31 March 2013 who have changed personal details need to let…
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New more frequent journeys on Sunderland's green bus
A popular city centre bus route has been boosted with a new ‘green’ vehicle and more frequent services. Sunderland Connect was launched a year ago to link the main attractions, destinations and University halls and campuses around the city centre with new environmentally-friendly hybrid buses.…
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Drivers fined for contravening bus lane
Over 170 drivers have been fined for using bus lanes in Washington. Since the beginning of May, police have handed out a total of 178 fixed penalty £30 fines to motorists flouting the law by driving on bus only routes. The action comes as part of Operation Effect, set up to combat concerns raised…
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Metro highly commended at UK Light Rail Awards
Nexus has been highly commended for its huge efforts to repair the Metro system after June’s devastating storms and flooding. The commendation was given to Nexus in the team of the year category at the Light Rail awards in London. DBTW, which operates Metro on behalf of Nexus, was highly commended…
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Emergency shuttle bus for Newburn
An emergency shuttle bus for the Newburn area is running to help people left without public transport in the area. The bus, provided by Nexus, will run every 20 minutes from 7am until 8pm between Newburn village and Throckley, allowing residents of Newburn to reach the local supermarket, other…
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