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Two thirds of stations have new ticket machines
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has installed new ticket machines at more than two thirds of the stations on the Metro network. A total of 42 Metro stations now have new ticket machines fitted, with the rebuilt Metro station at North Shields, which has fully…
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£5m boost for sustainable transport
Commuters across Tyne and Wear are to benefit from £5m of Government money that will make their trips to and from work easier and greener, following a successful funding bid from the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA). The funding, from the Department for Transport's Local…
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Can you do business without a car?
Tom Bailey, a senior surveyor with GVA, decided to put sustainable transport in and around Tyne and Wear to the test. Could he fulfil a busy diary of business meetings and site visits using a bicycle, bus and Metro rather than a car? Find out how he got on through this link to his diary, published…
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Improved bus routes for west Newcastle
Nexus is launching two new bus routes to improve links between West Newcastle, the city centre and the MetroCentre. The 84 and the 84A are being introduced from Monday 17 September, providing hourly, Monday to Saturday, daytime links from the heart of Newcastle to western suburbs of the city. The…
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'Behind the scenes' film looks at escalator replacement project
Nexus has made a short film giving a ‘behind the scenes’ look at its major project to replace escalators at Central and Monument stations. Each escalator takes several months to replace as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme, with the whole project lasting into 2013. A total…
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Metro line re-opens Wallsend-Tynemouth
Metro services have resumed in full between Wallsend and Tynemouth after a 23 day Major Line Closure. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed the work on time and train services resumed on Monday 3 September. And the newly refurbished North Shields Metro…
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New fares for under 16s from 1 September
New child concessionary fares for under 16s come into force on 1 September, with child single and CAT tickets available with a Pop Card on bus and Metro in Tyne and Wear rising by 10p each. Parents are being advised by Nexus to make sure children have enough for their fares as the new school term…
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Nexus to improve facilities at Heworth Interchange
Work starts this week on a £200,000 project by Nexus to improve facilities for bus passengers at Heworth Interchange. The project will see bus shelters replaced and upgraded, with environmentally-friendly LED lighting and better seating installed between August and November. The project, funded…
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Nexus offers new fare offers to under 19s from September
Nexus is making travel for thousands of under-19s simpler and cheaper this September with new fare offers on Metro and on dedicated school bus services. From next month the Metro 16-18 Card season ticket is being extended to cover all passengers in the age group, not just those enrolled at schools…
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Artist brings Beethoven piano piece to bus station
An artist has created a unique musical performance in Newcastle’s busiest bus station – with the help of a grand piano and passing passengers. On Friday, 17 August, video artist Anton Hecht played a concert piano at Stand T in Haymarket Bus Station, used by three million people every year.…
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