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    Fare free zone at Cobalt Business Park

    26 January 2010
    Hundreds of bus passengers at North Tyneside’s Cobalt Business Park have signed-up to the North East’s first fare free zone which allows them to travel between a number of operators, within the park zone, at no extra cost. The Cobalt FreeZone was devised by Cobalt’s two dedicated travel co-...
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    Nexus launches first online forum for public transport users

    9 February 2010
    The forum, reached through the website, is believed to be the first of its kind set up by a public body in North East England. It will allow public transport users to talk directly to Nexus – and to each other – about what is good or bad about the services they use, and the changes...
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    £580 million funding gives Metro a world-class future.

    3 February 2010
    The Government has confirmed today it will award Nexus around £580 million to modernise and operate the Tyne and Wear Metro. Most of the money, up to £350 million pounds, will be spent on the Metro: all change modernisation programme over the next 11 years. A further £230 million will support Metro...
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    Nexus reveals plans to improve local bus links

    16 March 2010
    Nexus today unveiled plans to completely overhaul bus routes it pays for in Tyne and Wear, improving local links in the city and its suburbs. It has launched a consultation to ask local residents, businesses and public bodies to give their views on a major review of bus services, aimed at improving...
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    Neighbourhood police officers visit Park Lane interchange in Sunderland.

    16 February 2010
    Nexus and Northumbria Police are holding a series of events to give people in Sunderland valuable crime prevention advice. The community engagement sessions will give the public a chance to raise any concerns that they have about crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Sergeant Paul Whittle, of...
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    White Mare Pool Bridge Works

    17 February 2010
    From Monday 22 February 2010, work commences on the bridge replacement at White Mare Pool A184 flyover, which is expected to take until November 2010. Whilst these works are taking place, the Wardley Bus Gate on the A184 will be taken out of use. The following Go North East services will be...
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    Nexus bus marketing campaign wins national prize.

    18 February 2010
    Nexus has won a national marketing award for its Buses Are Getting Better promotion in Tyne and Wear. The campaign was named best UK Transport Campaign at the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards in London, beating rivals Northern Trains, Merseytravel and Publicis Modem for EasyJet. Buses Are Getting...
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    Bus and Metro passenger numbers reach new highs.

    22 February 2010
    Research by Nexus showed that one million extra journeys were made on public transport in the four weeks to December 19, an increase of 6.4% on the year before. Rising fuel prices, more bus travel by children and people choosing public transport for shopping and the party season are behind the rise...