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Nexus carries out its biggest ever transport survey
Nexus, the public body which delivers public transport services, is to conduct its biggest ever survey to find out how people get around in Tyne and Wear. Nexus is contacting 200,000 households from today, Monday 19 March, with its big survey, which can be filled in online here. The feedback will…
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Metro teams up with Newcastle College to promote Pop blue
Tyne and Wear Metro is challenging creative Newcastle College students to help promote Pop blue – which gives young people aged 18 and under £1 single trips on Metro. The Pop blue card was introduced earlier this year to make Metro travel more affordable for young people across the network. Anyone…
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Card only ticket machines are trialled on Metro
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and wear Metro, is trialling card only payments at some Metro ticket machines, prompted by the increasing number of customers who are opting for cashless transactions. Three of the eight ticket machines at Central Station in Newcastle city…
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Winter travel advice for bus passengers
Nexus, bus companies and local councils are working together to give you the best possible bus service this winter. We’re sharing information, co-ordinating gritting, and planning ahead to keep on the road.  Weather conditions in our region are unstable and can vary within a few miles, making it…
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North Tyneside Metro stations are to undergo refurbishments
Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out major refurbishment at three historic Metro stations in North Tyneside, improving access for passengers with disabilities. The £700,000 project, starting at the end of February, will see Cullercoats, Monkseaton…
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Metro's all set to host an Elmer the Elephant public art trail
Metro is to host the North East’s next major public art trail, building on the success of the Great North Snowdogs event in 2016. The iconic children’s storybook character Elmer the Elephant is the theme for a second, similar public arts trail, which will raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s…
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Record numbers switch to Pop card smart travel on Metro
A record 2,394 new Pop cards were acquired by Metro passengers in January, as more people recognise they can save money and time with smart card travel. Nexus, the public body which owns and operates Metro, said the figure was six times higher than the same time last year, boosted by a bigger price…
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Shields Ferry undergoes its annual inspection
An iconic Tyne ferry is in dry dock for its annual inspection. The Shields Ferry, Pride of the Tyne, is undergoing its yearly health check by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Pride, which was built at the Swan Hunter shipyard in 1993, can only undergo the work by being taken out of the…
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Ten family trips you can do with Metro this half term
Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during February half term to visit some of the region’s free attractions. By jumping on board a Metro families can visit a range of places easily across Tyne and Wear including the Great North Museum: Hancock, Bill Quay Community Farm…
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Metro cycle trial expanded to evenings and weekends
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is expanding a trial which allows customers to travel with bikes on board Metro trains. From today, Monday 29 January, bikes will be allowed on trains between Jesmond to Callerton Parkway, at the following times:  10am-3pm…