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    Shields Ferry stars in a new BBC documentary series

    22 January 2016
    The Shields Ferry service is to star on national television in a new documentary series for the BBC. The Ferry and its crew will feature in the fly-on-the-wall documentary called Sea City, about everyday life on the river Tyne, which is to be aired nationally in a primetime slot on BBC Two on...
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    Pop Pay As You Go is on sale at Payzone stores

    21 January 2016
    Pay As You Go smart travel on Metro has gone on sale at a range of retail outlets across Tyne and Wear. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has an agreement with the consumer payments network Payzone to sell its purple Pop Pay As You Go cards. Pop Pay As You Go, which was launched in November, can...
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    Pop Pay As You Go users pass 2,000 mark

    18 January 2016
    More than 2,000 Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have switched to Pop Pay As You Go smart travel in the last two months alone. Metro became the first rail system outside London to offer the convenience of pay as you go smart travel on the iconic Pop card, which can also be used on a growing number of...
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    Price cut for commuters on the Shields Ferry

    7 January 2016
    Commuter fares on the Shields Ferry have been cut for 2016, as part of a new price package announced by operator Nexus. Single fares are also down and child fares have been frozen on the iconic service connecting North and South Shields. The new commuter fares, approved by the North East Combined...
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    Evening closures resume at Metro Central Station

    30 December 2015
    The early evening closures of Central Station’s Metro ticket concourse and platforms have resumed. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has resumed the 8pm, closures, Sundays to Thursdays, to allow for modernisation work. The evening closures had been temporarily halted over the...
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    Metro bridge works completed in South Tyneside

    17 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a £1.1m project to strengthen and protect three Metro bridges in South Tyneside. The project has seen new crash barriers installed to prevent the bridges from sustaining structural damage if any are hit by a car or...
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    Flagship Sunderland bus route gets AV technology

    17 December 2015
    A flagship city bus service in Sunderland has been fitted with audio visual technology to benefit passengers with disabilities. The Sunderland Connect 700/701 service has had audio visual displays installed on all three buses to aid passengers with visual and hearing impairments. It will also be of...
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    New contractor to deliver Metro modernisation works

    17 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed TXM Rail to carry out a range of large scale Metro modernisation projects over the next four years. TXM, a division of TXM Plant, has won the tender to deliver major track replacement schemes on the Metro system as part of the on-...
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    Metro brand features in £14m airport redevelopment

    16 December 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro’s iconic yellow livery is a striking new feature of a £14m redevelopment of the departure lounge at Newcastle International Airport. The new-look departure lounge has a range of new shops, cafes, restaurants and bar areas – and one of the designs has been inspired by Metro’s...
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    Pupils create level crossing safety posters

    11 December 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has given local school children the chance to design a series of level crossing safety posters which have been published in an eye-catching new calendar. Two schools located near to Metro level crossings in Newcastle and North Tyneside have...
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    North East passengers to benefit from rail deal

    9 December 2015
    Rail passengers in the North East will feel the benefit from new trains, more frequent services and smart ticket travel as part of a franchise deal between local councils and the Department for Transport announced today. The deal will also bring greater local powers to hold train companies to...
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    Nexus accountant is honoured by his profession

    30 November 2015
    A young accountant at Nexus has been honoured by his profession for his work on a project to improve local bus services. Tom Clarke received an award from the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public finance and...
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    Metro and Shields Ferry fares for 2016 are agreed

    24 November 2015
    Metro fares are to include savings on the price of single tickets in 2016. The cost of standard adult single Metro tickets will be reduced by 10p from January 2 next year. Pop Pay As You Go will remain the cheapest way to pay for single and daily Metro travel. A 60% discount for young people aged...
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    Green light for new Metro and bus interchange

    23 November 2015
    Plans for a new Transport Interchange for South Shields have been given the go-ahead. Members of South Tyneside Council's Planning Committee approved the application from the Council, Muse Developments Ltd and Nexus, which form part of the next phase of the South Shields 365 Town Centre masterplan...
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    View our latest newsletter for stakeholders

    16 November 2015
    Click on the link below to view the latest copy of Nexus Matters, our stakeholder newsletter. Discover the new way to travel with Pop Pay As You Go smart cards Meet our new apprentices See the impact of Metro: all change modernisation in graphics and pictures
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    Works completed at Gateshead Stadium and Felling

    13 November 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has completed a programme of modernisation work at Felling and Gateshead Stadium Metro stations. The work, which forms part of the £389m, Metro: all change modernisation programme, has seen both Metro stations given a fresh new...
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    The Shields Ferry's has its first female crew member

    12 November 2015
    The Shields Ferry has recruited its first ever female crew member. Nicola Peach has made history by becoming the first woman to take the controls of the historic cross-Tyne service. Nicola, 37, of Marsden in South Shields, started work on November 2 and is unfazed by joining the Ferry’s all male...
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    Pop Pay As You Go sells well in its first week

    6 November 2015
    Pay As You Go smart travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro has sold well during its first week of operation. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, has sold 120 purple Pop Pay As You Go cards in the first two days alone since the product launched on Monday 2 November. Close to 300 Pop Pay As You Go...
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    Metro carries an extra 250,000 passengers at Rugby World Cup

    4 November 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro saw a quarter of a million more journeys over the ten days that Newcastle hosted the Rugby World Cup, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said that during the three Rugby World Cup games at St James’ Park, and the Fan Zone events from...
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    Pop Pay As You Go smart travel is officially launched

    2 November 2015
    Passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro can now enjoy the convenience and value of Pay As You Go smart travel using the Pop card. Transport Minister Andrew Jones and Cllr Nick Forbes, lead member for transport on the North East Combined Authority, met at Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle on Monday...
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    Metro passenger numbers rise to 39 million

    22 October 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has achieved its highest passenger figures for five years, with the number of journeys on the system passing 39 million. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, puts the growth down to keeping ticket prices low and the introduction of smart ticketing, which offers passengers...
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    Choirs invited to perform Christmas carols on Metro

    21 October 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is calling upon North East choirs of all ages and backgrounds, to take part in a month of Christmas Carols at stations across the network, in a bid to raise money for charity this coming festive season. Each participating group will be able to choose the local or national...
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    Customers encouraged to pay for their travel online

    20 October 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is encouraging Metro season ticket holders to pay for their travel using a new online click and collect service. Metro’s 25,000 season ticket holders can pay online and then collect their MetroSavers by touching in with their Pop card at any...
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    Metro modernisation reaches the halfway stage

    30 September 2015
    A striking new infographic tells the story so far behind the £389m modernisation of the Tyne and Wear Metro system. Nexus, which owns Metro and is delivering modernisation on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, has published the graphic to help explain the benefits to passengers, the...
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    Ten new apprentice engineers join Nexus

    25 September 2015
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has taken on ten new apprentices, including its first female apprentices in more than two decades. The female recruits – Morgan Saville, 18, from East Boldon in South Tyneside and Sam Davenport, 17, from Fulwell in Sunderland – have joined the...
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    Travel information for Rugby World Cup

    24 September 2015
    Public transport information for Rugby World Cup: Newcastle will be hosting three Rugby World Cup matches at St James’ Park. • Saturday 3 October: South Africa play Scotland, 4.45pm kick off • Friday 9 October: New Zealand play Tonga, 8pm kick off • Saturday 10 October: Samoa play Scotland, 2.30pm...
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    Join us at the North Tyneside Transport Forum

    23 September 2015
    Smart ticketing is on the agenda as North Tyneside residents and local groups prepare to share their ideas on public transport at September’s meeting of the North Tyneside Transport Forum. All members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which is an opportunity to share constructive...
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    Robson Green's missing Metro video is finally found

    18 September 2015
    A long lost video of Robson Green promoting the Tyne and Wear Metro has been discovered more than two decades after it went missing. The educational video, which the Geordie actor appeared in before he shot to fame on British TV, was commissioned in the mid-1980s to deter anti-social behaviour on...
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    £6m revamp of Central Station Metro gets underway

    7 September 2015
    Nexus has begun a £6m scheme to revamp the Metro ticket hall and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle as part of an ongoing programme of station modernisation work right across the Metro system. The work forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, which has already seen...
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    Shields Ferry hosts busking festival

    1 September 2015
    Shields Ferry passengers were entertained by buskers on their River Tyne crossings over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Crossing the Tyne Festival saw a busker’s pitch erected on board the Shields Ferry, as well as at both of the ferry landings. There was also a series of busking events at venues...
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    Former Tyne Ferry is transformed into a houseboat

    11 August 2015
    A former Shields Ferry that was facing the scrap yard has been lovingly transformed into a houseboat. The Shieldsman, which was retired in 2007 after 31 years of service on the River Tyne, has undergone a makeover at her new home on the South Coast. The project was a labour of love for the vessel’s...
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    Metro celebrates its 35th year of service

    10 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating 35 years of service. Metro, which carries 38.1 million passenger journeys a year, first opened to the public on August 11, 1980. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, says the system remains one of the most significant infrastructure projects in...
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    Student Metro travel is on the increase

    5 August 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has seen a rise in student travel, new figures reveal. Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, say there has been a 48% increase in the sale of student MetroSaver tickets in the year to March 2015. In the last financial year Nexus sold 23,000 student MetroSavers, compared to 15...
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    Cullercoats Metro footbridge to close for six weeks

    4 August 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to close the footbridge at Cullercoats Metro station for six weeks to allow for important strengthening work to be carried out. The footbridge will be closed to the public for six weeks from Monday, August 24. The essential...
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    Metro train fleet refurbishment is completed

    30 July 2015
    The £30m refurbishment of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s train fleet has been successfully completed, five months ahead of schedule. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, the light rail operator which runs the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has delivered the work as part of the Metro fleet’s ‘three-quarter life’...
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    New stands for your bus at Gateshead Interchange

    24 July 2015
    From 26th July 2015 passengers using Gateshead Interchange will be re-directed to new stand allocations for some of their bus services. Gateshead Interchange is one of the busiest bus stations in the North of England with more than five million people and hundreds of buses passing through every day...
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    Sunderland Connect bus service begins summer timetable

    23 July 2015
    A flagship Sunderland bus service has been praised for providing an excellent transport link for great days out across the city this summer. The Sunderland Connect service, 700, is now running a summer timetable, which offers greater options for families heading for Roker Beach to enjoy the summer...
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    Click and collect service for Pop card holders

    22 July 2015
    Metro’s 25,000 season ticket customers can now use a new ‘click and collect’ service to buy online and pick up at any station with a Pop smartcard. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has launched the new website which makes it even easier for Pop card holders to pay for travel....
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    Metro safety message as school summer break begins

    22 July 2015
    Play safe – stay Safe. Keep off the Metro tracks. That is the message Nexus is putting out to parents and children over the school summer holidays. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has issued the safety warning as the summer break gets underway The school...
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    Children take a literary journey on Metro

    20 July 2015
    Children travelling by Metro during the school summer holidays will be able to go on a journey of literary discovery, thanks to a new series of posters. Travelling Tales is a collection of specially designed prints on display at five stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The posters were...
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    Favourite journeys inspire Metro station makeover

    20 July 2015
    A busy station on the Tyne and Wear Metro system has had an artistic makeover thanks to the imagination of talented local schoolchildren. Longbenton Metro station in North Tyneside was given the facelift when five new pieces of artwork were installed, representing the collective creativity of...
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    Metro logo is brought to life for the school holidays

    15 July 2015
    The iconic Metro logo has been transformed into a cartoon character to promote travel on the system on days out during the school summer holidays. The world famous yellow Metro cube has become a cute and cuddly Metro mascot, featuring in a new TV advertising campaign for Metro and at a range of...
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    Public transport information for the Sunderland Airshow

    15 July 2015
    Public transport services for the 2015 Sunderland Airshow. The Sunderland Airshow takes place on the Roker sea front on Friday 24 July, Saturday 25 July and Sunday 26 July. Metro: Additional Metro trains will be running on Saturday and Sunday between Sunderland and Newcastle city centres and...
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    Keep cool and stay hydrated on Metro this summer

    13 July 2015
    Metro customers are being encouraged to keep cool and stay hydrated when travelling on the system this summer. With hot and humid temperatures set to continue into the school holidays, Metro has released useful well-being advice to remind customers, especially commuters, to take good care of...
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    Metro passengers make 2.5m smart journeys

    7 July 2015
    Tyne and Wear Metro passengers have made more than 2.5 million journeys using smart cards since the start of April, new figures show. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, estimates that about 80,000 adults and students now hold their season tickets on smart cards, making 35,000...
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    Metro stars in its very own television advert

    3 July 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro is starring in its own TV advert as the service looks to build on growing passenger numbers. An all-star cast of popular local visitor attractions feature in the advert, part of a new campaign to inspire summer days out travelling by Metro. The advert hit television screens...
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    All day Metro travel for Gold Card holders

    2 July 2015
    Metro Gold Card holders 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 Wednesday, 1 July, as...
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    Metro among best modern structures in the North East

    29 June 2015
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has been named among the best modern buildings in the North East by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Buildings. Metro won the award for the best new construction project between 1965 and 1995, pipping the Byker Wall and Newcastle Quayside to the honour. The awards...
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    Nexus invests £1.1m in a more reliable Metro service in South Tyneside

    26 June 2015
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, is investing £1.1m to strengthen and protect three Metro bridges in South Tyneside. The project will see new crash barriers installed to prevent structural damage if any of the bridges are hit by a car or a lorry. This will help...