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Shields Ferry unveils a new Tyne heritage display
The Shields Ferry has unveiled a vibrant new display which celebrates the heritage of the River Tyne. Nexus, which owns and manages the cross-Tyne ferry service, has installed the new display board in the passenger waiting room at the South Shields ferry landing. The colourful display, which…
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A new Transport Operations Director is appointed
The North East Combined Authority today announced the appointment of its first Managing Director for Transport Operations, to deliver high quality, integrated public transport services across the region. Tobyn Hughes, previously Deputy Director General of Nexus, will take on the new role…
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Jarrow bus station refurbished in £120,000 programme
Jarrow bus station is being refurbished in a £120,000 project to improve waiting areas, lighting and security. Nexus, which manages the station, is installing five new modern shelters at Jarrow to replace the two 20-year-old ‘tunnels’ that make up the current station. Cllr Allan West, South…
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New ticket gates for Byker Metro station
Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the installation of automatic ticket gates at Byker Metro station in Newcastle. Byker will be the twelfth Metro station to have gatelines, with the work to install them getting underway this week. Chichester…
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Metro fares for 2015 include new season ticket options
Metro and Shields Ferry fare changes for 2015 include price reductions for young people and a price freeze for pensioners and people with disabilities. There will also be more flexible ways for passengers to pay for their travel rolled out over the course of next year. Nexus, the public body which…
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Metro shows its support for the Poppy Appeal
Two of the busiest Metro stations have been decorated with a stunning display of poppies ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance Services. The displays, which feature large vinyl poppies mounted on to vitreous enamel panels, have been installed at Monument Metro station in Newcastle and at the Park…
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Metro art paints a bright future for young women
Metro has teamed up with a community group to help support vulnerable young women across South Tyneside through art. DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, has unveiled the two pieces of artwork produced by 35 young women of the Bright Futures group, at Chichester…
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North East bus plans set for independent review
A plan to improve bus services in Tyne and Wear while providing savings for local taxpayers has been submitted to an independent panel of experts for review. The North East Combined Authority (neca) approved the plan to establish local council control of bus services, through a Quality Contracts…
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Courts issue fines for disorderly conduct on Metro
Six people have been found guilty and fined for disorderly conduct on the Metro system. All of the following cases were heard at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on 8 October 2014. Thomas Quinn, of Grace Street, Byker, was found guilty of disorderly behaviour at Monument station on 10 July 2014 and…
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North East bus shake-up gets the green light
In a move which could signal the biggest changes to the way buses operate across the region since de-regulation in the 1980s, members of the North East Combined Authority (neca) have today agreed to submit proposals for the introduction of a Quality Contracts Scheme (QCS) for consideration by a…