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Teenagers to get cheaper Metro travel
Up to 12,000 teenagers will get much cheaper Metro travel from September thanks to changes designed to help those in vocational training and doing apprenticeships. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, which sets fares on Metro, has backed a Nexus proposal to widen eligibility for the…
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£5million boost to beat traffic hotspots in Tyne and Wear
Bus passengers and other road users in Tyne and Wear are to benefit from a package of measures that will save them up to one million hours a year from shorter journey times and reduced delays. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has been awarded almost £5 million from the Government’s…
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Nexus strengthens local bus links in Whitley Bay
Nexus is creating new local bus links to local shops, services and health facilities in Whitley Bay and North Shields from Monday 26 March.   There is a brand new W7 route linking South Wellfield and Earsdon directly to North Tyneside General Hospital and Percy Main, for connections by Route 19 bus…
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Stay safe on level crossings
Nexus has launched a new campaign to promote the safe use of Metro level crossings, with guides sent to 28,000 homes reminding people of key safety guidelines for drivers and pedestrians. Nexus wants to reduce the number of incidents of misuse. There has not been an actual collision on a Metro…
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One third of all Metro stations with new machines
One in three Metro stations now have new machines letting passengers pay with credit/debit cards and bank notes as well as coins – and the number will rise further this week. Bank Foot, Longbenton and Seaburn have been added to the list of stations where passengers can benefit from using the new…
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First midweek evening line closures for Metro modernisation
A Metro line is to be closed after 9pm on mid-week evenings on eight nights this month in order to carry out important modernisation work. Nexus which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is trialling the late evening closures because they will affect fewer passengers than weekend closures. The…
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Nexus apprentices train with the Royal Navy
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has been putting its new rail engineering apprentices through their paces on a ‘boot camp’ style training course with the Royal Navy. The four apprentices have been learning their trades on a residential course at HMS Sultan in Gosport, on the…
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New Metro ticket machines in at Cullercoats
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed more new ticket machines in North Tyneside, with Cullercoats the latest Metro stop to get the new technology. The work at Cullercoats station makes it one of the first Metro stations in North Tyneside to get new ticket machines.…
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New ticket machines
New ticket machines are coming to your station soon, they'll let you: Pay by coins, notes or credit/debit card  Buy weekly MetroSaver Buy multiple tickets at once if you are travelling as a group   The following Metro stations have new ticket machines installed: Byker Bede Brockley Whins Callerton…
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Refurbished Metrocars enter service
The first train of refurbished Tyne and Wear Metrocars has entered service at Sunderland station, starting a run to Newcastle International Airport, Nexus has announced. The first modernised train, made up of two refurbished Metrocars, boasts a completely new interior and sleek metallic grey and…
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