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Local artists chosen to bring colour to Hebburn and Bede Metro Stations
Two local artists have been chosen to work with their local communities to design new artworks for Hebburn and Bede stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro in South Tyneside. The works by Karen Atkinson and Mark Gibson will take pride of place at the stations which are currently being refurbished…
Young people’s travel on transport forum agenda
Travel for young people and plans for road safety are among the subjects to be discussed at the second meeting of the North Tyneside Transport Forum later this month. All members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which is organised by North Tyneside Council in response to  suggestions…
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Lift and escalator modernisation work on the Metro system
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started worked to replace two more passenger lifts at Jesmond and Manors Metro stations in Newcastle. The work to replace the lifts serving Platform Two at both of the respective Metro stations began today, Monday 8…
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Metro beekeeping project benefits the environment
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has boosted its eco-friendly credentials with a beekeeping project in one of the Metro system’s track-side areas. It is the first time in the history of Metro that a project of this kind has been located on Metro property. Nexus is trialling…
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Metro footbridge re-opens in North Tyneside
A Metro footbridge in North Tyneside that was closed for six weeks for repair work has now re-opened to the public - in time for the new school term. The pedestrian footbridge linking Marmion Terrace and Norham Road in Monkseaton was re-opened on Sunday, 31 August. Nexus, which owns, manages and is…
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Shields Ferry gets a clean bill of health thanks to a tiny unmanned sub
The Shields Ferry is shipshape for passenger service thanks to the efforts of a tiny unmanned submersible. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used to carry out a mandatory inspection of the hull on Spirit of the Tyne – ensuring she can remain in the water for the daily Tyne crossings. The…
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Metro bridge lights go out to mark World War One centenary
The lights on the Metro Bridge spanning the River Tyne were turned off for an hour from 10pm on Monday 4 August to mark a hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. The Nocturne project, which illuminates the QEII Metro bridge, was switched off as part of a nationwide programme of events to…
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Charities benefit from Metro lost property auction
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has raised over a thousand pounds for charity from its Metro lost property auction. A total of £1,258 has now been officially handed over to good causes, while many other unclaimed items have been recycled or donated to charities. The Metro…
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Better local bus services for Sunderland and Washington
People in Sunderland and Washington will benefit from a better local bus service thanks to improvements to two key services provided by Nexus for the town. Local councillors have welcomed the changes to the 37 and 73 routes between Washington and Sunderland which came in from Monday, 28 July. The…
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New coffee shop is just the ticket for Gateshead Interchange
A new coffee shop has opened at Gateshead Interchange, thanks to the efforts of two young entrepreneurs. The GoodBrews coffee shop is a joint start-up venture which has been set up by Anthony Dickson, 27, and his girlfriend Samantha Smallwood, 24, who gave up a job in high street retail to help run…
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Families make the most of city centre bus route
Families are making the most of an improved city centre bus route in Sunderland. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running to a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the hot weather. And there is great value, with an all-day family…
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New lighting transforms Gateshead Interchange
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a project to greatly improve the quality of the lighting at Gateshead Interchange Metro concourse. The Metro concourse, ticket hall and platforms at Gateshead have been fitted with brighter and more energy…
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Children's art brings colour to West Jesmond
Primary school pupils from Jesmond have created a colourful series of new pictures for their local Metro station, showing scenes from their vibrant local community. It has been created in a unique partnership between Newcastle art gallery The Biscuit Factory’s charitable foundation, West Jesmond…
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Better local bus services for Washington
Nexus is making changes to bus routes it provides between Washington and Sunderland to give local people a better service from the end of July. The improvements to routes 37 and 73 will give local people better and more direct links between homes and employment sites for thousands of people,…
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Metro footbridge in Monkseaton to close temporarily for repair work
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is to temporarily close a well-used Metro footbridge in North Tyneside to allow for essential repair work. The pedestrian footbridge linking Marmion Terrace and Norham Road in Monkseaton will be removed for repairs and repainting for six weeks…
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Nexus apprentices lend a helping hand at St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle
Nexus apprentices have taken a break from their training to give the gardens a makeover at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. All Nexus apprentices have to carry out a small element of work that benefits the community as part of the three-year apprentice training programme. Nexus, which has its…
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New lift installed at Walkergate Metro station
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed a major refurbishment project at Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle, including a passenger lift at the station for the first time. The new lift provides Walkergate station with vastly improved access, especially for passengers…
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All day travel for Metro Gold Card holders in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders will get the added benefit of all day travel in July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating last year’s special offer by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the Gold Card before 9.30am on weekdays for two months from Tuesday 1 July.…
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New Sunday services for Sunderland's green bus to the beach
The Sunderland Connect bus service is running to its summer timetable  – with a new Sunday service added to give families and visitors an even better way to link the city’s attractions with its spectacular coastline. From Saturday 28 June until 12 September the popular ‘700’ Sunderland Connect…
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Passenger lifts at Jesmond and Manors Metro stations are to be replaced
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to replace the passenger lifts at Manors and Jesmond Metro stations in Newcastle as part of its £389m modernisation programme. A total of four new lifts will be installed in a phased programme starting from Monday June 23.…
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Nexus starts modernising essential cable troughing on Metro's busiest line
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has commenced a programme of work to modernise essential cable troughing on the busiest section of the Metro system - but it won’t cause any disruption to services. The work, which is taking place between Jesmond and South Gosforth, involves the…
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Giant new artwork celebrates the heroes of Byker
Singer Cheryl Cole, a Hong Kong civil rights activist and the inventor of reinforced concrete star in a giant new artwork celebrating the people who have emerged from the East end of Newcastle to make their mark on the world. Also featured in Heroes of Byker are playwright Lee Hall, Victorian world…
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Metro lost property auction to raise money for charity
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has put thousands of items of Metro lost property under the hammer to raise money for charity. The Metro Lost Property Auction – the first one to be held by Nexus since 2009 – took place at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland on Thursday 19…
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Nexus invests £6.4m in a new digital radio system on Metro
Nexus, the public body which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £6.4m in a new digital radio system for its fleet of Metro trains. The new radio system is being installed in the driver’s cabs on Metro’s fleet of 90 trains and in the Metro Control Room at South…
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Residents views canvassed on transport issues
A new forum will be held for the first time next week to give North Tyneside residents an opportunity to  share their ideas on public transport. Each year people in North Tyneside make over 11 million bus journeys and more than seven  million trips on Metro while many more use local taxi services…
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Jarrow, Hebburn and Bede Metro stations undergo modernisation work
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has started refurbishing three Metro stations in South Tyneside in a project which will greatly improve access for disabled passengers. The work at Jarrow, Hebburn and Bede stations will see the stations given a fresh new look, with improved…
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Shields Ferry river cruises are back for the summer
The Shields Ferry is gearing up for another bumper summer of river cruises, with a growing number of tourists flocking to the region to see the sights of the Tyne. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, will be running a busy schedule of river cruises, starting in June…
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Passenger fined £300 for obstructing a Metro train's doors
A man has been fined £300 for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, causing a delay to the service. Stephen Cullen, 55, of Buttermere Grove in Oldham has pleaded guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train, at Byker station on March 2, 2014. He appeared at Court on April 16 and was fined £…
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Tributes to the man who built the Metro system
Nexus has paid tribute to a former director general who oversaw the construction and opening of the Metro system in the late 70s and early 1980s. Desmond Fletcher, who was from Whitley Bay, headed up the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) for seven years, from 1976 to 1983.  He died…
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Metro Gold Card price cut prompts increased sales
A cut in the cost of Metro travel for elderly and disabled passengers has sparked an increase in sales. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been inundated with thousands of applications for Metro Gold Cards following the introduction of a price cut from April 1. The cost of a…
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Metro travel is now being sold at over 400 shops across the region
Tyne and Wear Metro travel is now available to buy from over 400 retail outlets across the region using a smartcard. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has announced a tie up with the consumer payments network, Payzone. This means that Metro customers can buy Metro season tickets using a Pop card…
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Nexus begins supplemental consultation on Quality Contracts Scheme proposal
Nexus has today (9 April) opened a short period of supplemental consultation as it moves to complete a proposal for the UK’s first bus Quality Contracts Scheme. The Quality Contracts Scheme proposal is aimed at halting a long-term decline in the number of people using local buses and protecting…
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Fines for two men who obstructed Metro train doors
Two people have been fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, causing a delay to the service. Steven Richardson, 32 of Holly Avenue, Wallsend, and Glenn Smith, 26, of Ridley Terrace, Gateshead, have both been proven guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train, at Wallsend on January…
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Nexus begins trialling Pay As You Go Metro travel
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro system, has begun trialling the Metro’s first ever Pay As You Go smart ticket products. The ‘Pay As You Go’ pilot was launched by the Chairman of the Tyne and Wear ITA, Cllr David Wood on Tuesday 25 March. A new-look purple Pop…
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Nexus launches a new travel safe guide for young people
Nexus has launched a new travel safe guide to help young people develop the confidence to use the public transport network, including Metros and buses. The guide book, which is to become an educational tool for all schools to use, has been designed by children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome…
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Metro Gold Card holders reminded that the price cut starts on 1 April
Metro Gold Card holders are being reminded that the price will be reduced from £25 to £12 for anyone buying the ticket from Tuesday 1 April 2014. The new price, which comes into effect in just under two weeks, reflects the fact that the Metro Gold Cards are much easier to buy and use. The new Gold…
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New bus route improves links to North Tyneside Hospital
A new bus route in North Tyneside starts on Monday, 24 March, to restore important links to the local hospital. Nexus has funded the new 359 service to connect neighbourhoods including West Allotment and the Marden Estate in Cullercoats with North Tyneside General Hospital. Residents in both areas…
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Nexus unveils its new £2.3m rail maintenance vehicle
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has invested £2.3m in a state-of-the-art new rail maintenance vehicle to ensure Tyne and Wear Metro tracks are kept up to scratch for many decades to come. The new vehicle has been bought as part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation…
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Metro provides one of the best airport links in the country
The Tyne and Wear Metro provides one of the best airport links in the country, according to a Which? Report by the influential Consumers Association. With five trains an hour, the quick and convenient Metro service to Newcastle International Airport beat dedicated non-stop services to Heathrow and…
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Bus service changes in Newcastle
Nexus is making a change to bus services in the west of Newcastle this month, with a new local route launched next month. The new 71A will connect Throckley, Newburn, Walbottle, Chapel Park, Westerhope and Newbiggin Hall with Kingston Park. From Sunday, 23 March, it will run every hour on evenings…
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Nexus wins a national award for its staff training schemes
Nexus, which owns, manages and the Tyne and Metro, has marked National Apprentice Week by scooping a top award for its outstanding commitment to staff training. Nexus was named best in the UK rail industry for training and development at the Rail Business Awards in London, beating off competition…
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Families get smart travel advice direct to their sofa
More than 108,000 families are to get personal travel advice sent to their homes – using smart phone technology to let them see next bus times without leaving the sofa. The largest personal travel planning campaign ever mounted in the region is part of a £5m investment programme by local…
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The £30m refurbishment of Metro's train fleet reaches the halfway mark
The £30m modernisation of Tyne and Wear Metro trains has reached the halfway mark, with the project on schedule to be completely finished by May 2015. Extensive refurbishment work has been completed on a total of 43 Metro cars, which are now back in service, with a further 43 set to be ready by…
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Cost of Metro Gold Card to be cut from £25 to £12 from April 1
The price of a Metro Gold Card is to be reduced, from £25 to £12 for anyone buying the ticket from 1 April 2014. The new price reflects the fact that the Metro Gold Cards are much easier to buy and use. The Gold Card is now being sold as a smartcard product which can be uploaded directly on to a…
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Court sentences man for attacking Nexus employee
Nexus said today that attacks against members of its staff will not be tolerated, after a man was sentenced by the courts for assaulting a public transport researcher while they were on duty. The attack, which took place on board a bus in Newcastle on 25 August last year, saw a Nexus worker…
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Metro investment reaches £150m milestone
More than £150m has now been put into modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro since the ‘all change’ investment programme began in 2010. Cllr David Wood, Chairman of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, this week marked the milestone by meeting Nexus engineers and contractors carrying out…
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Nexus up for four national rail awards
Nexus has been shortlisted in a record four categories at this month’s prestigious UK Rail Business Awards, recognising its commitment to innovation, investment in staff and a good relationship with local people. The public body, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been recognised…
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Nexus invests an extra £100,000 to prevent low rail adhesion
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing an extra £100,000 in the clearance of trackside vegetation across the system in a bid to reduce incidents of low rail adhesion in autumn 2014. The extra resources will be ploughed into cutting back more trees and shrubbery…
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Better bus shelters for North Shields town centre
People catching a bus from North Shields are feeling the benefit of investment by Nexus to improve shelters in the town centre, including better lighting and CCTV security. A new 23-metre shelter for the busy bus stops in Bedford Street meets the standard seen at town centre bus stations in Tyne…
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Metro passengers feel the benefit of contactless payment
More than 20,000 Metro passengers are enjoying the benefit of contactless card payment at ticket machines, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, introduced Paywave contactless technology to its 225 new ticket machines earlier this year. And it has proved a hit with…
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Nexus to invest £35m in Metro modernisation in 2014
Nexus plans to invest £35m in Metro modernisation work in 2014, but passengers will not see any major line closures planned on weekdays. The bulk of the modernisation work next year will be carried out at weekends and during the night, meaning less disruption for commuters. There will not be a…
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Metro's smart ticketing system grows in use
The Tyne and Wear Metro’s £25m smart ticketing system – including automatic ticket gates and validators – has seen 10,000 passengers touching in every day using smartcards after just a month of being in operation. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, says that more and more Metro…
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Discover the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro
A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a colourful new light on the Newcastle suburb. The work by Patrick Murphy, Love My Byker, captures local landmarks in and around the main shopping street of Shields Road. The finished 11-metre long work blows the images up to a huge scale across one…
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Students and young people to pay less for Metro travel
Students and young people can look forward to paying less for the cost of Metro travel in 2014. The reduced prices will come into effect from Thursday 2 January as part of the annual review of Metro fares. A four week all zone student MetroSaver is coming down from £53.25 to £48. The inner zone…
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Nexus sets the standard in good financial management
Nexus is in the top 1% of public bodies when it comes to managing its accounts efficiently. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has been marked out for praise by the Government-appointed Audit Commission for the speed with which it was able to publish fully audited accounts with…
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More trains call at Dunston and Blaydon
Many more trains will be calling at Dunston and Blaydon stations in west Gateshead as Northern Rail improves local services. Customers will really start to notice the difference between Newcastle and Hexham/Carlisle, when a more regular service will call at Dunston and Blaydon stations, seven days…
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Public awareness campaign for Metro smart ticketing system
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is running a public awareness campaign across the Metro system to promote its new smart ticketing system, including the new automatic ticket gates and validators. The campaign aims to show Metro customers how easy it is to use the new ticketing…
Disabled groups find out more about Metro smart ticketing
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has carried out a series of familiarisation events to help disabled people get used to Metro’s new smart ticketing system. Nexus staff have been working closely with locally-based disability groups to show them how to use Metro’s smartcard…
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Metro and Shields Ferry fares for 2014
Fares on the Tyne and Wear Metro are to be increased by an average of 2.5% in the New Year, well below the average fare rises in the UK railway industry. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has had a proposal agreed that Metro fares go up by less than the current rate of inflation, and well below …
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Passenger who obstructed Metro train doors is fined
A man has been prosecuted and fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, a few weeks after a safety campaign was launched to remind passengers how dangerous this can be. John Adams, 28, of Kyloe Place, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, was found guilty of obstructing the doors of a train in his…
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Nexus consults on possible changes to 59 bus in North Tyneside
Nexus is consulting on possible changes to a bus service it provides in North Tyneside. It wants to hear local views on whether the route of the 59 should be altered following recent changes to commercial services in the area. Residents and councillors in West Allotment and the Marden Estate had…
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Nexus teams up with Girlguiding to promote rail safety
Nexus has launched a pilot project with Girlguiding to promote railway safety on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The initiative saw Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, team up with Girlguiding’s 1st Forest Hall Guides in North Tyneside to teach them key transport safety messages. Nexus has introduced its…
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Metro passengers asked to touch in and out with smart cards
Metro passengers can look forward to a new and more modern way of accessing the system as Metro’s new smart functionality – including automatic ticket gates and validators - is activated. This is believed to be the largest scale implementation of a smartcard system using gatelines in the UK outside…
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Metro launches train door safety campaign
Metro has launched a safety campaign encouraging passengers not to obstruct the doors of a train, and in the process improve services. The initiative includes a specially commissioned animation titled 'Use your brain near a train'. The satirical film features cartoon characters who receive a range…
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Ticket gates for Byker and Chichester Metro stations
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to install the final two Metro stations with automatic ticket gates as part of the £389m Metro all change modernisation programme. Byker Metro station in Newcastle and Chichester Metro station in South Tyneside will both have…
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Haymarket named among best stations in Europe
A busy station on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been named among the best in Europe. Haymarket station in Newcastle City Centre, used by more than six million passengers a year, has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious European Rail Congress next month. The station was completely rebuilt…
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Fares people would pay in ‘better buses’ proposal
Adverts in local newspapers today (10th October) give people a clear indication what they would pay under the proposed Quality Contracts Scheme for local buses. The adverts by Nexus and the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority also address the misleading claim that council taxes would need…
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Refurbishment works starts at Walkergate Metro station
Work has started to refurbish Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle, including the installation of a new passenger lift for the first time. It is the 11th station since 2010 to see major refurbishment delivered by Nexus as part of the £389m Metro: all change refurbishment programme. At the same…
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Passengers benefit from Metro's summer of modernisation work
The successful delivery of this summer’s Metro modernisation projects means that passengers can look forward to an autumn and winter almost entirely free of disruptive engineering works, Nexus confirmed today. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, in a £385m programme, has announced…
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Gateshead escalator replacement complete
New escalators at Gateshead’s busy Metro station came into service today - a week ahead of schedule after a four month replacement programme. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed the replacement of the four escalators inside the station as planned ahead of the Great…
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Washington shoppers urged to Go Smarter
Washington Galleries Shopping Centre is hosting an environmental week promoting cheaper, healthier and more sustainable ways of travelling. Sunderland City Council's 'Go Smarter to Work' campaign team is staging the event to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport when…
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Pinhole images create new artwork at Byker Metro
A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station unveiled today, Thursday 1 August, lets passengers view the Newcastle suburb in a whole new light. The work by local artist Judy Thomas, Byker: Seen and Unseen, is made up of pinhole camera images captured by local people during a community project. The…
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ITA agrees plan to improve local buses
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to move forward with plans aimed at providing better bus services while reducing the cost to local taxpayers by £70m. Key features of a proposal it is now opening to consultation include capping future price rises, making travel cheaper…
Sunderland Airshow travel information
Public transport information for this weekend’s Sunderland International Airshow. Metro services will be running between Sunderland and Newcastle city centres and Seaburn Metro station. The seafront is only a 15 minute walk from Seaburn station. Extra staff will be on duty to provide passengers…
Take the bus to the beach in Sunderland
Sunderland’s popular green bus has moved to its summer route – linking the city’s visitor attractions with its spectacular coastline. And a new range of tickets has been launched to offer great value to families and regular users. From July until mid-September, the Sunderland Connect 700 will link…
Major Line Closure: less than two weeks to go
Nexus is less than two weeks away from starting the biggest and most complex modernisation projects in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro, meaning the busiest section of line will be closed for 27 consecutive days. From Sunday 4 August until Friday August 30 there will be a major line closure…
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Gold Card lets you travel all day in July and August
Metro Gold Card holders will once again this year get the added benefit of all-day-travel throughout July and August. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is repeating last year’s scheme by lifting the restriction which prevents holders using the pass before 9.30am on weekdays for the next two…
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Checking your Metro ticket on the phone
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has developed an app for Metro ticket inspectors to check a passenger’s Pop card with a smartphone. The app, which is uploaded to an android smartphone, allows the ticket inspectors to scan the Pop card in order to check the ticket products…
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Buy a year's travel at any Metro station
Pop smart card holders can now buy a range of season tickets – right up to a full annual pass – from any Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machine. The new easier way to pay is part of the Transport Revolution led by Nexus to roll-out smart travel on Metro and other local transport. To buy season tickets…
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New bus link trialled in Hebburn
A new bus route has been launched for a six-month trial period linking communities in Hebburn with the town centre, Gateshead and Newcastle. The 27X service is being provided through the South Tyneside Better Bus Partnership with Go North East at the request of a local councillor and in response to…
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New bus link for Washington
Nexus is working with local councillors and residents to improve bus services for a fast-growing suburb of Washington. Improvements to the existing bus route 73, which Nexus provides using funding from local councils, will provide new links through Teal Farm to schools and shops in Washington, as…
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Children and young people can go smart for cheaper travel
Children and young people with a Nexus Under-16 Pop Card are being advised to get smart to get the cheapest travel. From tomorrow Metro ticket machines will only sell the cheapest child concessionary fares – 60p single and £1.10 all day, when holders touch their Under -16 Pop card against the…
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Major Line Closure on Metro for 27 days in August
Nexus is to embark on one of the biggest and most complex modernisation projects in the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer, meaning the busiest section of line will be closed for 27 consecutive days. The multi-million pound works involve a major line closure between Haymarket, Airport…
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Shields Ferry cruises return for summer
Shields Ferry passengers can enjoy some musical nostalgia this summer as another busy programme of river cruises returns to the Tyne. Nexus, which operates the Shields Ferry service, will this year be running special Sing-a-long-the-Tyne trips, giving passengers the chance to request some of their…
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International Level Crossing Awareness Day
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has marked International Level Crossing Awareness Day by promoting key safety messages for pedestrians and motorists. Nexus is targeting a safety leaflet drop at its busiest level crossing on the Metro system – the Kingston Park crossing in…
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Advice for bus pass holders whose cards are about to expire
Tyne and Wear residents whose concessionary travel card (free bus pass) expires in the next few months are being warned they need to fill out an application form to get a new one. New smart cards are issued free by Nexus, except where a change of name or photo is required, but holders must apply to…
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Giant new artwork for Byker Metro
A giant new artwork at Byker Metro station takes people on a tour of the hidden treasures of the surrounding area. The 11 metre-wide ‘Byker Barcodes’ artwork Trails and Treasures captures everyday and overlooked features, patterns and detail from the streets of East Newcastle and weaves them into a…
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Smart ticket machines prompt growth in card payments
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has seen a major growth in the number of passengers paying for journeys using debit and credit cards following the installation of smart ticket machines. Over 100,000 card transactions are being taken every month on Metro, with…
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New escalators for Gateshead Metro station
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is investing in six new escalators at its busiest station in Gateshead as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The work is taking place at Gateshead Metro station, which is used by 3.6 million passengers a year and is the…
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Metro's 'Roman' station has a modern new feel
A new artwork celebrating Wallsend’s Roman heritage is being unveiled by local MP Mary Glindon to mark the refurbishment of the town’s Metro station. The artwork takes the 1.5 million people who use the station every year on a photographic journey along Hadrian’s Wall, from nearby Segedunum Fort…
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Smart travel for the Shields Ferry
The Shields Ferry service has joined the Pop card transport revolution, with smart travel now available on the cross-Tyne service. Nexus, which owns and operates the cross-Tyne service, has fitted smartcard validators on board the Ferry and a new four-week FerrySaver ticket is available as a smart…
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Emirates sponsor Metro trains
Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is delighted to welcome the airline Emirates in a year-long sponsorship of Tyne and Wear Metro trains. Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has branded two Metro trains with its company logo, displaying travel inspiration to Newcastle…
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Metro Gold Card holders get smart travel
Tens of thousands of Metro Gold Card holders will switch to smart travel as they renew their annual passes this month. Gold Card, which allows off-peak travel for older and disabled people, is now being sold as a ‘smart’ ticket by Nexus, added electronically to customers’ concessionary bus passes.…
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Pop card validators at Metro stations are put through their paces
Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, has begun testing its new station validators which passengers will soon be using to access the system using smartcards. Validators, automatic gates and smart Metro ticket machines are being installed as part of the roll out of the new smart travel…
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Monkseaton bridge works are completed
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has completed a complex programme of bridge renewal at Monkseaton Metro station in North Tyneside. Major works to replace the bridge and to modernise gas, electricity, phone and water supplies that run through it have now been finished. The set…