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QuayLink bus at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Brand new QuayLink fleet takes to the road
A brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly QuayLink buses started service on 10 August, alongside big improvements to the popular Newcastle-Gateshead city centre service. Go North East, which has won a five year contract from the QuayLink partnership of Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council…
Nexus staff replacing the timbers at a Metro station
Bridge upgrade means better services to South Shields
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has successfully completed a complex railway bridge upgrade at Bede Metro station in South Tyneside, which will allow for quicker train services between Pelaw and South Shields. The bridge work, which involved the closure of line for 29 hours…
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Buses are getting better in Blaydon, Ryton and the Tyne Valley
 Bus services between Newcastle, Blaydon, Ryton and Tyne Valley towns get a major overhaul this weekend.   Go North East is changing services from Sunday, 8th August, with improved frequencies and new vehicles.   For full details of the changes go to http://www.simplygo.com/news/tyne-valley-bus-…
Sunderland Airshow plane and spectators
Extra public transport services for the Sunderland Airshow 2010
Extra public transport services including buses and Metro and a park and ride facility will be in operation for the Sunderland Airshow on Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25. Anyone travelling to the Airshow on public transport can obtain further details by logging on to www.nexus.org.uk or by…
Question time public meeting.
Metro Question Time – the full debate
Nexus and the Keep Metro Public campaign group came together in May 2010 to stage a unique question time event for public transport users at Newcastle’s Centre For Life. Here is an edited transcript of the questions asked and answers given during a lively two-hour debate, chaired by former MP Jim…
Steve Harper at St James Metro station
United goalkeeper Harper joins ‘hall of fame’
Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has become the latest Magpie legend to be immortalised at St James Metro station, in a ceremony on Thursday 15 July. Harper, who has been with United 17 years, had his handprints permanently cast at the station, putting him alongside famous names including…
town centre with shoppers
Nexus video made for Local Government Association Annual Conference 2010
The future of any city-region depends on the best transport networks to allow its people to move around easily, to smooth the wheels of business and to let the streets breath. In Tyne and Wear, the transport network is undergoing major changes and massive investment to enhance people’s lives,…
St Peter's after clean up
All cleaned up: the 100 day clean up is complete
The Metro – time to ‘Dig It’ 100 Days Clean Up campaign is now complete and the improvements can be seen throughout the network. Here is a round-up of what the Metro deep clean team has achieved since 1st April: Metrocars The entire fleet of Metrocars received a super valet.  All walls, ceilings,…
Aiden and Steve
Metro arranges special birthday treat for little boy with autism
On Sunday, 4th July 2010, Metro hosted a very special birthday treat for Aiden Scott, an 11 year-old local boy with severe Autism. Aiden has always loved trains, particularly Metro, so on Sunday, Metro staff ensured he had a magical day as he was taken on a VIP tour of Metro’s Gosforth depot. Aiden…
Passengers on Metro
A new voice for public transport users
Public transport users are being urged to come to a meeting on Thursday, 22 July aimed at setting up a passengers’ group for Tyne and Wear. The new group would act as a voice for passengers with bus companies and Nexus, and lobby for improvements to public transport. The meeting takes place from 7.…
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