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All Metro fares are frozen for 2010
All Metro fares are to be frozen in price for 2010, including singles, returns, monthly, annual, child and student fares. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro in a programme worth more than £300 million, had its fare proposals for the coming year approved by the Tyne and Wear…
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Nexus welcomes NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland named as World Cup venues.
Nexus today welcomed the news that NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland have both been named as venues for the World Cup in 2018. St James Park and the Stadium of Light will host games should the Football Association’s bid to stage the World Cup prove successful. The announcement of the host venues…
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Transport workers hailed as ‘unsung heroes’ of winter.
Public Transport workers have been hailed as the unsung heroes of the current winter weather gripping the region by the Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority. Cllr David Wood praised the efforts of people working for bus companies and on Metro, rail and ferry for keeping the…
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Nexus invests £175,000 on new lighting for oldest Metro tunnel.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has invested £175,000 to transform the lighting in the oldest tunnel on the network. The 162 year-old North Shields tunnel, which was built by the Victorians, has been fitted with new fluorescent lighting to improve access for maintenance staff…
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Metro retains its government charter mark award for 12th successive year
Metro has retained its Government Charter Mark for the twelfth year running, with 11 areas singled out as best practice nationally, including Metro’s record breaking level of train punctuality. The Charter Mark assessor was impressed that Metro ran 96.17 percent of trains on time during the year to…
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Ad campaign shames drivers who block bus stops.
A new advertising campaign aims to shame drivers who park their cars in bus stops, getting in the way of buses and their passengers. The cheeky adverts aim to embarrass people who don’t think twice about the inconvenience caused when blocking busy stops. Using slogans such as “Parking in bus stops…
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Pink concert in Sunderland means another busy summer for Tyne and Wear Metro.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, said today it expects thousands of music fans to use the Metro system for this summer’s Pink concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Pink’s Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour arrives at the Stadium of Light on Friday June 11 at the start of the…
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Fare free zone at Cobalt Business Park
Hundreds of bus passengers at North Tyneside’s Cobalt Business Park have signed-up to the North East’s first fare free zone which allows them to travel between a number of operators, within the park zone, at no extra cost. The Cobalt FreeZone was devised by Cobalt’s two dedicated travel co-…
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Nexus launches first online forum for public transport users
The forum, reached through the website nexus.org.uk, is believed to be the first of its kind set up by a public body in North East England. It will allow public transport users to talk directly to Nexus – and to each other – about what is good or bad about the services they use, and the changes…
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