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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...