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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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Monument Metro station evening closures
Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre is to undergo a series of early evening closures starting from this Sunday, 13 January, to install new smart ticket machines and electronic ticket gates. The closures will take place from 8pm in the evening until the end of Metro services from Sunday…
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Monument gets new ticket machines and gates
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is starting work on new ticket machines and electronic ticket gates for its busiest Metro stop – Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre. Monument is one of the ten busiest railway stations in the English regions, with more than ten…
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The Shields Ferry launches on Facebook
The Shields Ferry has launched its own Facebook page to keep passengers up to date with the iconic cross-Tyne service. Nexus, which owns and operates the Ferry, is using Facebook as a fresh channel for communicating with customers. The Shields Ferry crossing, which links North Shields and South…
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