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Shields Ferry features in TV advert
The Shields Ferry has featured in a TV advert promoting South Tyneside. The advert, which aired on ITV Tyne Tees in June and is also available to view online, was produced as part of a campaign to promote the borough of South Tyneside as a great place to live, work and visit. The cross-Tyne Shields…
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Nexus invites operators to help develop plans for local bus services
Nexus has today asked local bus operators to help it develop a system of bus franchising, known as a Quality Contracts Scheme, for Tyne and Wear. Nexus is exploring the possibility of bus franchising, known as a Quality Contracts Scheme on behalf of the Integrated Transport Authority, alongside the…
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Metro makes holiday travel easy
Approximately 50,000 customers flew to and from Newcastle International Airport during the first weekend of the school summer holidays – marking the start of one of the busiest times of year for the region’s biggest airport. Around 300 flights arrive and depart over each weekend during the summer…
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Fun bus proves popular with youngsters
Nexus is running a fun bus complete with its own on-board soft play area to keep youngsters occupied during the school holidays. The fun bus, which is free, has been based at locations across Tyneside and Wearside and the play facilities have proved popular with the children. Nexus has laid on the…
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Metro teams up with local lifeguards
Tyne and Wear Metro and The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have teamed up to urge people to spare a thought for safety. Around two-thirds of people in the region go to the seaside at least once a year and many of the beach-going public in Newcastle are expected to make the most of the…
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Child concessionary fares rise from September 2012
Child concessionary fares for public transport in Tyne and Wear are to rise by 10p from 1st September 2012 – the first change in price for four years. The single fare will rise from 50p to 60p and the ‘CAT’ Child Allday Ticket will rise from £1 to £1.10. Child Concessionary fares are provided by…
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Sunderland Connect is the greener way to the coast this summer
The Sunderland Connect bus service begins its summer timetable this weekend – linking the city’s visitor attractions with is spectacular coastline. From Saturday 28 July the popular ‘700’ Sunderland Connect route will link Harbour View and Marine Walk to the city centre. Sunderland Connect, which…
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Free parking at Metro stations all summer
Free summer parking at Metro car parks across Tyne and Wear has started – making travel cheaper for thousands of Metro passengers going to work or summer events. Nexus has made all the Metro car parks it manages free of charge from Wednesday 18 July until 31 August – creating an extra 1,500 free…
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Changes to local buses in South Tyneside
Nexus is making changes to bus routes it provides in some parts of South Tyneside to better reflect local demand for services. The changes, from 29th July, will open up new travel opportunities and a better balance with services run by commercial operators Stagecoach and Go North East in the…
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Tyne and Wear pupils 'Suss The Bus'
Around 1,000 11-year-olds are getting lessons in how to make the most out of bus travel before they move to secondary school.   A record number of children from Year Six in Tyne and Wear are being given the passenger-friendly introduction to bus travel between 21 May and 6 July this year. The ‘Suss…
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