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    New bus route improves links to North Tyneside Hospital

    18 March 2014
    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

    13 March 2014
    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

    10 March 2014
    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

    7 March 2014
    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

    6 March 2014
    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

    5 March 2014
    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

    26 February 2014
    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

    24 February 2014
    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

    20 February 2014
    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

    17 February 2014
    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

    4 February 2014
    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

    31 January 2014
    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

    30 January 2014
    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

    13 January 2014
    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

    9 January 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

    18 December 2013
    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

    17 December 2013
    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

    17 December 2013
    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

    12 December 2013
    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

    9 December 2013
    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

    5 December 2013
    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

    2 December 2013
    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

    28 November 2013
    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

    18 November 2013
    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

    15 November 2013
    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

    12 November 2013
    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

    7 November 2013
    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

    23 October 2013
    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

    17 October 2013
    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

    21 October 2013
    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

    10 October 2013
    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

    5 November 2013
    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

    10 September 2013
    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

    7 September 2013
    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

    5 September 2013
    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

    1 August 2013
    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

    26 January 2013
    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

    23 July 2013
    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

    4 July 2013
    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

    4 July 2013
    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

    1 July 2013
    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

    19 June 2013
    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

    7 June 2013
    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

    5 June 2013
    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

    21 June 2013
    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

    29 May 2013
    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

    23 May 2013
    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

    9 May 2013
    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

    7 May 2013
    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

    3 May 2013
    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

    2 May 2013
    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

    25 April 2013
    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

    19 April 2013
    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

    12 April 2013
    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

    12 April 2013
    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

    4 April 2013
    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

    2 April 2013
    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

    21 March 2013
    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

    19 March 2013
    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...
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    Newcastle Metro station revamp begins

    15 March 2013
    Work has started on the refurbishment of two of Newcastle’s busiest suburban Metro stations as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The twin projects at South Gosforth and West Jesmond will improve facilities for more than four million passengers who use the stations every...
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    Nexus issues over 200,000 free bus passes

    13 March 2013
    Nexus has sent more than 200,000 replacement concessionary bus passes to elderly and disabled people in Tyne and Wear whose existing cards expire at the end of this month. It is now advising people who have not yet received their replacement pass, and whose card shows an expiry date of March 2013,...
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    Nexus creates 30 new rail apprentice posts

    7 March 2013
    Nexus today announced it is to create 30 apprentice posts in a major expansion of its engineering training programme to be delivered in partnership with expert provider Gateshead College. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has unveiled its advanced engineering...
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    The Transport Revolution gathers pace

    6 March 2013
    Nexus has now issued more than 7,000 smartcards to passengers, as the Pop card transport revolution gathers pace. The Pop card will transform the way people access Metro and other local public transport services. More and more passengers are now applying for a Pop card, which will be used to...
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    Train refresh underway for North East rail passengers

    11 February 2013
    Northern Rail passengers in the North East are starting to notice the effects of a refresh project that is getting underway across the train operator’s fleet of Class 142 trains. Northern operates over 150 Class 142 vehicles or ‘pacers’ as they are commonly known in the industry. The refreshed...
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    Travel gets smarter for Newcastle University

    27 February 2013
    Students at Newcastle University will soon be able to use their campus smart card to travel around the city on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The pilot scheme launched today between the North East Smart Ticketing Initiative (NESTI) and the University will eventually reach up to 20,000 students, when it...
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    Metro encourages passengers to join the transport revolution

    26 February 2013
    Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro were today treated to a rainbow coloured revolutionary display, as the countdown to the transport revolution begins with the roll out of the new Metro Pop card to all MetroSaver customers. A group of Pop revolutionaries, complete with placards and props, came...
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    Appeal for historic Shields Ferry photos

    25 February 2013
    Nexus is appealing to the public for help in putting together a new archive of historic photos for the Shields Ferry’s new Facebook page. Nexus already owns a huge amount of old photographs of the iconic cross-Tyne ferry service from down the years, and many of these are already on display on the...
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    Free bus passes sent out by Nexus

    22 February 2013
    More than 200,000 Tyne and Wear residents are to get a new free bus pass sent to their homes over the next month. The new English National Concessionary Travel Scheme smart cards will be sent to anyone who already holds a permanent card which expires at the end of March 2013, on the grounds of age...
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    Transport Secretary sees Metro modernisation

    20 February 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has welcomed a visit from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin who was given an update on the £385m Metro all change modernisation programme. The Minister travelled on a refurbished Metro train from Newcastle Airport into Newcastle city centre. He got to...
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    Funding boost for Metro

    8 February 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is to benefit from a £23 million funding boost, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker confirmed today. The Department for Transport has confirmed that it has awarded Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, a total of £93m which is the maximum possible funding...
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    Old Metro ticket machine to go in a museum

    6 February 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Metro system, has donated one of its 30 year-old old Metro ticket machines to Tyne and Wear Musuems to keep for posterity. The old Metro ticket Metro machines are in the process of being replaced as part of the £385m Metro all change modernisation...
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    Bus lane bollards trialled in Gateshead

    4 February 2013
    Plastic bollards are being installed on roads in Gateshead to stop drivers ignoring the markings for bus lanes. They will be placed on the solid white bus lane line and are intended to deter motorists from cutting into the lane early or ignoring them completely. They are being trialled on the A184...
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    Smart ticket machines for North Tyneside

    29 January 2013
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has successfully completed work on the installation of new smart ticket machines at all of the Metro stations in North Tyneside. The new ticket machines are at the heart of a £25m project to update the ticketing system on Metro...
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    Major line closure: Byker-North Shields

    28 January 2013
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to carry out a six-day Major Line Closure in North Tyneside in February, as part of the £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme. The work is the last in a series of major line closures to replace 30-year-old Metro tracks and track...
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    Metro Gold Card price freeze

    24 January 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to freeze the cost of Metro Gold Cards at £25 for the second year running. The Gold Card offers holders unlimited travel on Metro for just 50 pence a week. It can also be used to travel on the Shields Ferry service. Gold Cards were...
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    Councillors review progress towards a better bus service

    23 January 2013
    Changing the way local buses are planned and provided could see cheaper fares for young people, protect against cuts to services and give the taxpayer greater value for money, councillors will be told this week. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will be told at itys meeting on 24...
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    Smart ticket machines for Sunderland

    16 January 2013
    The Sunderland section of the Tyne and Wear Metro has become first part the system to see new smart ticket machines fitted at all of the stations. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has installed smart ticket machines at the 12 Metro stations on the Sunderland line, with St Peter’...
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    Metro stations host crime consultation

    9 January 2013
    Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has taken her Police and Crime Plan consultation to passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. When elected, Ms Baird stated that she wanted to involve all communities in the formation of her Police and Crime Plan – which will direct the...
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    New parking spaces at East Boldon

    9 January 2013
    Work starts next week on a £25,000 project to add 13 extra free parking spaces at East Boldon Metro station. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro is adding spaces within the existing station car park. The work, which starts on January 14 and will last about three weeks, will see the...
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    Monument Metro station evening closures

    11 January 2013
    Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre is to undergo a series of early evening closures starting from this Sunday, 13 January, to install new smart ticket machines and electronic ticket gates. The closures will take place from 8pm in the evening until the end of Metro services from Sunday...
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    Monument gets new ticket machines and gates

    27 December 2012
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is starting work on new ticket machines and electronic ticket gates for its busiest Metro stop – Monument Metro station in Newcastle city centre. Monument is one of the ten busiest railway stations in the English regions, with more than ten...
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    The Shields Ferry launches on Facebook

    21 December 2012
    The Shields Ferry has launched its own Facebook page to keep passengers up to date with the iconic cross-Tyne service. Nexus, which owns and operates the Ferry, is using Facebook as a fresh channel for communicating with customers. The Shields Ferry crossing, which links North Shields and South...
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    New Metro ticket machines for Airport

    13 December 2012
    The multi-million pound modernisation of the Tyne and Wear Metro system has arrived at Newcastle International, with the airport’s Metro terminus kitted out with new ticket machines and automatic gates. The arrival of the new technology at the airport, a vital gateway into the region, is a major...
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    Winter travel advice for bus passengers

    19 January 2013
    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. If severe weather does hit the region bus is the safest way to travel – but some delays and...
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    Metro and Shields Ferry fares for 2013

    3 January 2013
    The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed a Nexus proposal for Metro fares that will see an average increase of 4.1 percent from 6 January 2013. But the revised fares will see the peak Metro DaySaver tickets withdrawn in favour of cheaper off-peak tickets, to benefit commuters and...
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    New Metro park and ride scheme underway

    14 November 2012
    A new scheme of parking charges at Metro park and ride sites, including free parking after 5pm and free parking on Sundays, has come into effect. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, is lowering the cost of parking to £1 at all the Metro park rides it manages. Parking will be free all day on...
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    New info screens for Metrocentre rail station

    12 November 2012
    Passengers travelling by train from the Metrocentre now have access to real time updates thanks to new customer information screens on the platforms and in the Public Transport Interchange. The new screens along each platform have been jointly funded by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Executive...
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    ITA hears partnership offer from bus companies

    13 November 2012
    Members of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority have heard details of a partnership proposal aimed at improving local bus services. The ITA last year asked bus companies to form a collective association and put together a proposal, based on a series of meetings and joint working between...
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    Invitation to Tyne and Wear User Group Annual Meeting

    6 November 2012
    Tyne and Wear Public Transport Users Group is having their second Annual General Meeting of the year on Monday 26th November 2012. The group invites public transport users to join them for discussions regarding priorities and improvements to Public Transport in Tyne and Wear. The meeting will be...
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    Bus station Beethoven sonata is online hit

    31 October 2012
    A film of passengers playing Beethoven in a Newcastle city centre bus station is becoming a surprise internet phenomenon. The film by video artist Anton Hecht has racked up more than 150,000 views on YouTube in less than a week and been featured by major online sites MSN and CBS news in the USA....
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    School kids star in bus safety DVD

    7 November 2012
    Nexus has given secondary school pupils the chance to star in their own DVD to promote safety on bus services in Tyne and Wear. Nexus asked pupils from Heaton Manor Secondary School in Newcastle to appear in the short safety film, which will be used as a teaching aid across the region. The children...
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    Tynemouth station wins Heritage Award

    23 October 2012
    Tynemouth station has won an English Heritage award after an extensive battle to rescue the listed Victorian station. Owner Station Development Ltd was presented with the ‘Angel Award for the Best Craftsmanship Employed on a Heritage Rescue,’ for work at Tynemouth station. The majority of work...
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    City Metro stations get new smart ticket machines and gates

    22 October 2012
    Nexus has started installing new smart ticket machines at its Metro stations in Newcastle city centre – and work is underway on the electronic ticket gates that will transform the way passengers access the system. Nexus has already upgraded 45 of its 60 Metro stations with smart ticket machines...
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    Safety cameras for Metro level crossings

    16 October 2012
    Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has fitted special cameras at two Metro level crossings to catch drivers who run through the red ‘stop’ lights when trains are approaching. The camera units have been installed at the Kingston Park and Bank Foot Metro level crossings in Newcastle. They are...
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    Bus pass holders asked to update details

    11 October 2012
    Nexus is asking free bus pass holders in Tyne and Wear who have moved or changed name in the five years since their last pass was issued to get in touch. Those people who have an English National Concessionary Travel Pass that expires on 31 March 2013 who have changed personal details need to let...
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    New more frequent journeys on Sunderland's green bus

    10 October 2012
    A popular city centre bus route has been boosted with a new ‘green’ vehicle and more frequent services. Sunderland Connect was launched a year ago to link the main attractions, destinations and University halls and campuses around the city centre with new environmentally-friendly hybrid buses....
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    Drivers fined for contravening bus lane

    9 October 2012
    Over 170 drivers have been fined for using bus lanes in Washington. Since the beginning of May, police have handed out a total of 178 fixed penalty £30 fines to motorists flouting the law by driving on bus only routes. The action comes as part of Operation Effect, set up to combat concerns raised...
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    Metro highly commended at UK Light Rail Awards

    8 October 2012
    Nexus has been highly commended for its huge efforts to repair the Metro system after June’s devastating storms and flooding. The commendation was given to Nexus in the team of the year category at the Light Rail awards in London. DBTW, which operates Metro on behalf of Nexus, was highly commended...
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    Emergency shuttle bus for Newburn

    28 September 2012
    An emergency shuttle bus for the Newburn area is running to help people left without public transport in the area. The bus, provided by Nexus, will run every 20 minutes from 7am until 8pm between Newburn village and Throckley, allowing residents of Newburn to reach the local supermarket, other...

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