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Special offer on Day Rover tickets
Bus and Metro users are being offered a special offer on Day Rover tickets on local public transport as the region gears up for a busy summer of events that include the London 2012 Olympics in Newcastle. The Day Rover, which allows unlimited all-day travel on Metro, the Shields Ferry, buses and…
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Extra bus and Metro for Olympic Football
Transport Minister Theresa Villiers MP today unveiled extra bus and Metro services that will make public transport the easiest and best way to get to London 2012 events at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Nexus and Newcastle City Council have worked alongside Games organisers to provide extra transport…
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New passenger lifts for Heworth and Four Lane Ends
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is starting work this week on the replacement of the passenger lifts at Heworth and Four Lane Ends interchanges. The work will see the passenger lift cars replaced with brighter, cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient technology. The work…
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Royal visit for Tynemouth Station
The restored Tynemouth Station got the royal seal of approval when it was officially re-opened by HRH The Princess Royal. During a visit to North Tyneside Princess Anne viewed the restoration of the historic station before unveiling a plaque to mark the completion of the work. Tynemouth Station is…
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Gold Card users get all-day travel this summer
Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August. Nexus is repeating last year’s scheme by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the pass before 9.30am on weekdays for the next two months - on both Metro and Ferry.…
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Nexus uses solar power to light bus shelters
Nexus has harnessed solar power to illuminate bus shelters with a source of renewable energy. Nexus, the public body that manages local bus infrastructure, including stops and interchanges, has invested £250,000 in solar powered lighting at its bus shelters to reduce electricity costs and cut…
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Whitley Bay bus routes improved
Local minibus routes in Whitley Bay are changing from Monday, 9 July. All local bus services paid for by Nexus are reviewed on a regular basis to make sure they meet the needs of local people and provide good value for money. We have received a lot of feedback on changes we made to Whitley Bay…
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Drop-in sessions for Major Line Closure
Nexus is to hold a series of drop-in sessions in North Tyneside for the public to find out more about the 23-day Major Line Closure between Wallsend and Tynemouth this August. This will give people the chance to discuss the impact of the line closure, August 11 to September 3, and the modernisation…
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Big picture unveiled at Byker Metro station
A stunning new community mural, in the shape of one of the North East’s most iconic buildings, has been revealed at Byker Metro Station, thanks to budding local photographers who took part in a recent Tyne and Wear Metro photo competition. The mural, which has been designed in the shape of The Sage…
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Shields Ferry earns environmental award
The Shields Ferry has gained an internationally recognised award for its commitment to the environment. The popular cross-Tyne service has been recognised by the Lloyd’s Register Group, one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards.…
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