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Buy a year's travel at any Metro station
Pop smart card holders can now buy a range of season tickets – right up to a full annual pass – from any Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machine. The new easier way to pay is part of the Transport Revolution led by Nexus to roll-out smart travel on Metro and other local transport. To buy season tickets…
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New bus link trialled in Hebburn
A new bus route has been launched for a six-month trial period linking communities in Hebburn with the town centre, Gateshead and Newcastle. The 27X service is being provided through the South Tyneside Better Bus Partnership with Go North East at the request of a local councillor and in response to…
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New bus link for Washington
Nexus is working with local councillors and residents to improve bus services for a fast-growing suburb of Washington. Improvements to the existing bus route 73, which Nexus provides using funding from local councils, will provide new links through Teal Farm to schools and shops in Washington, as…
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Children and young people can go smart for cheaper travel
Children and young people with a Nexus Under-16 Pop Card are being advised to get smart to get the cheapest travel. From tomorrow Metro ticket machines will only sell the cheapest child concessionary fares – 60p single and £1.10 all day, when holders touch their Under -16 Pop card against the…
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Major Line Closure on Metro for 27 days in August
Nexus is to embark on one of the biggest and most complex modernisation projects in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer, meaning the busiest section of line will be closed for 27 consecutive days. The multi-million pound works involve a major line closure between Haymarket, Airport…
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Shields Ferry cruises return for summer
Shields Ferry passengers can enjoy some musical nostalgia this summer as another busy programme of river cruises returns to the Tyne. Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will this year be running special Sing-a-long-the-Tyne trips, giving passengers the chance to request some of their…
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International Level Crossing Awareness Day
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has marked International Level Crossing Awareness Day by promoting key safety messages for pedestrians and motorists. Nexus is targeting a safety leaflet drop at its busiest level crossing on the Metro system – the Kingston Park crossing in…
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Advice for bus pass holders whose cards are about to expire
Tyne and Wear residents whose concessionary travel card (free bus pass) expires in the next few months are being warned they need to fill out an application form to get a new one. New smart cards are issued free by Nexus, except where a change of name or photo is required, but holders must apply to…
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Giant new artwork for Byker Metro
A giant new artwork at Byker Metro station takes people on a tour of the hidden treasures of the surrounding area. The 11 metre-wide ‘Byker Barcodes’ artwork Trails and Treasures captures everyday and overlooked features, patterns and detail from the streets of East Newcastle and weaves them into a…
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Smart ticket machines prompt growth in card payments
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has seen a major growth in the number of passengers paying for journeys using debit and credit cards following the installation of smart ticket machines. Over 100,000 card transactions are being taken every month on Metro, with…
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