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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...