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Nexus announces details of Metro: all change modernisation programme.
Metro passengers can look forward to a step change in travel over the next three years thanks to detailed modernisation plans unveiled by the system’s owner today. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is on the verge of securing a funding package from Government expected to be…
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Red Kite buses scoop green award.
Go North East has scooped the Green Marketing award for its Red Kite bus service in New Transit Magazine’s inaugural Green Transport Awards. This is the third award for the Red Kite buses in just over a year, having previously won the Business Award in the 2008 Northumberland Wildlife Trust Awards…
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Nexus completes £1m Metro lift replacement project.
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has successfully completed a £1m project to replace six ageing passengers lifts at stations across the system. The lifts, some of which were more than 30 years-old, have been replaced with cleaner, quieter and greener lift cars, with CCTV…
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Local bus services in the spotlight.
A major new review of bus services in Tyne and Wear will make sure the network meets the needs of residents. Nexus, which plans and promotes public transport in Tyne and Wear, is working with local councils on the Accessible Bus Network Design Project. It is examining the routes it subsidises…
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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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