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Children make a million more journeys by bus and Metro.
Children under 16 have made almost a million extra journeys on bus and Metro in Tyne and Wear since a new simpler fare was introduced last September. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority and Nexus introduced the subsidised ‘Cat’ £1 Child Allday Ticket and 50p single at all times to make…
The launch of the new service.
Nexus extends Sunderland local bus service.
A local bus service launched by Nexus in Sunderland is doing so well the route is to be extended. Nexus started the 8X between South Hylton and Pennywell last year after a commercial operator withdrew its evening and Sunday service in the area. It is now being extended to take in the South Hylton…
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Mystery shoppers give thumbs up to East Gateshead buses
A ‘mystery shopper’ survey of bus services in East Gateshead has found a high standard of vehicle quality, facilities and information. The survey found that 100% of buses in the area were low floor ‘easy access’ vehicles and all of them had on-board CCTV cameras. The buses also scored highly for on…
The award winners.
Nexus wins national award for disabled travel initiatives
Nexus has won a prestigious national award for the work it does to help disabled people live and work independently. Nexus won the Accessible Travel category at the UK Independent Living Awards, beating competition from across the country. The award recognises a wide range of initiatives by Nexus,…
Brian Lightfoot, a Nexus Maintainer, Victoria Browning, Commercial Manager, Prob
Beating unpleasant odours on Metro
Nexus is using a revolutionary product developed by a local company to remove unpleasant odours from the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro in a £300 million programme, has trialled AiroPure in selected areas particularly prone to becoming impregnated by…
Academy pupils with their new passes.
Academy pupils sign up for cheaper travel
More than 130 pupils at Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy have signed up for cheaper travel at a special event organised by Nexus. Nexus staff visited the Academy in Scotswood to help pupils who did not already have one apply for a Nexus Under 16 Card. The card entitles the holder to buy 50p single and…
The photo shows Mayor of South Tyneside Cllr John Anglin and his wife.
New 70-space car park to open at Hebburn Metro station on Friday
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, will be opening an extended 70-space free car park at Hebburn Metro station in South Tyneside this Friday, March 26. The Metro station car park was built by housing developer Taylor Wimpey North East as part of the planning permission for the 220…
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Mystery shoppers give thumbs up to East Gateshead buses
A ‘mystery shopper’ survey of bus services in East Gateshead has found a high standard of vehicle quality, facilities and information. The survey found that 100% of buses in the area were low floor ‘easy access’ vehicles and all of them had on-board CCTV cameras. The buses also scored highly for on…
Metro apprentices.
Apprentices to learn their trade at the Metro depot
Two new apprentices are all set to learn their trade at the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train fleet depot in South Gosforth in Newcastle. Jessica Roberts, of Gateshead, and Jack Fawcett, from South Shields, both aged 17, have been accepted on a four year advanced modern apprenticeship with the Metro…
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Public transport use rises in Tyne and Wear
The number of journeys made by public transport in Tyne and Wear rose by 7.1 million last year to more than 183 million, prompted by improvements to services and rising fuel prices. Nexus figures for the 2008/9 financial year show that 91% of the growth was in bus use, where journeys by adult fare-…
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