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Bus and Metro passenger numbers reach new highs.
Research by Nexus showed that one million extra journeys were made on public transport in the four weeks to December 19, an increase of 6.4% on the year before. Rising fuel prices, more bus travel by children and people choosing public transport for shopping and the party season are behind the rise…
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Web sessions help improve service.
Go North East’s Open Line live web chat sessions have helped more than 500 people find out more about using buses and helped provide valuable information which the company has used to improve its services over the years. First introduced in 2007, the Open Line sessions provide an opportunity for…
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Flash-mob orchestra performs at eldon square bus station
Film of what happened when a ‘flash mob’ orchestra played Ravel’s Bolero at a city centre bus station is being broadcast on YouTube. The busy Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle was brought to a momentary stand still as 40 amateur musicians combined to perform the piece made famous by Torvill and…
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Sunderland youngsters learn the consequences of antisocial behaviour
School children from Sunderland are taking part in a series of workshops to highlight the consequences of anti-social behaviour. The It’s Your Choice project will involve nearly 200 kids from the Sunderland area learning about the impact of crime and vandalism on their local community. Fire, road…
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Nexus has its eye on antisocial behaviour
This is the first phase of a £100,000 installation programme that forms part of the Nexus Bus Strategy, a three year action plan to improve bus services. Nexus plans to install a further 60 cameras at bus shelters next year. Whilst the cameras have only been installed less than a month, they have…
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