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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...
  • artwork at Byker Metro

    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...
  • Nexus Director John Fenwick

    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...