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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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First new ticket machines in Newcastle
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is stepping up the installation of its new ticket machines during February and March, with Byker among the first Metro stations to be upgraded in Newcastle. The new ticket machines were officially unveiled by Newcastle East MP Nick Brown and…
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Shields Ferry still going strong
Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, say that passenger numbers on the daily cross-Tyne service have been unaffected since the opening of the second Tyne Tunnel. Since the new tunnel was opened in November of last year Nexus has recorded a zero percent fall in the number of people…
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Weekend Metro line closures as modernisation work continues
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is carrying out its first major modernisation work of the year, strengthening bridges and embankments that are more than 150 years-old on Metro lines in North Tyneside. The modernisation work will involve a series of five weekend line closures on…
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Metro Gold Card price frozen for 2012
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has frozen the cost of Metro Gold Cards at £25 in 2012 along with the cost of child concessionary tickets. The revised prices for concessionary Metro travel in 2012 were agreed by the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) at a meeting today. Gold…
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Nexus welcomes Transport Minister to see Metro modernisation work
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, today welcomed Transport Minister Norman Baker MP to see at first hand the progress of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. Nexus is modernising the 30 year-old Metro system over the next 11 years with funding…
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Community leaders discuss bus plans
Business and community leaders in Tyne and Wear have been invited to a series of meetings to hear more about proposals to change the way bus services are planned and delivered. Nexus organised the Bus Strategy engagement meetings on behalf of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA)…
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Warning for passengers who hold open Metro train doors
Metro is urging passengers to remember it is a safety issue and breach of Metro regulations for members of the public to hold open the doors of a Metro train. The issue of holding the doors open is a persistent issue for Metro as a small minority of passengers believe it is acceptable behaviour.…
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