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    Government cash boost for Tynemouth Station.

    16 November 2009
    Tynemouth Station is to receive a £2m Government grant for essential conservation work. The station, a Grade II listed structure which was first opened in 1882 by the North Eastern Railway, will have its historic roof canopies repaired. The funding will also be used to enhance the existing...
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    Gateshead youngsters learn the consequences of antisocial behaviour

    11 November 2009
    School children in Gateshead are taking part in a series of workshops to highlight the consequences of antisocial behaviour. The pilot project, called ‘It’s Your Choice’, will see 150 kids from the Gateshead area learning about the impact of crime and vandalism on their local community. Fire, road...
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    Nexus announces details of Metro: all change modernisation programme.

    4 December 2009
    Metro passengers can look forward to a step change in travel over the next three years thanks to detailed modernisation plans unveiled by the system’s owner today. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is on the verge of securing a funding package from Government expected to be...
  • Kite bus

    Red Kite buses scoop green award.

    7 December 2009
    Go North East has scooped the Green Marketing award for its Red Kite bus service in New Transit Magazine’s inaugural Green Transport Awards. This is the third award for the Red Kite buses in just over a year, having previously won the Business Award in the 2008 Northumberland Wildlife Trust Awards...
  • Lift doors.

    Nexus completes £1m Metro lift replacement project.

    10 December 2009
    Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has successfully completed a £1m project to replace six ageing passengers lifts at stations across the system. The lifts, some of which were more than 30 years-old, have been replaced with cleaner, quieter and greener lift cars, with CCTV...
  • Spotlight.

    Local bus services in the spotlight.

    15 December 2009
    A major new review of bus services in Tyne and Wear will make sure the network meets the needs of residents. Nexus, which plans and promotes public transport in Tyne and Wear, is working with local councils on the Accessible Bus Network Design Project. It is examining the routes it subsidises...
  • Price freeze icon

    All Metro fares are frozen for 2010

    16 December 2009
    All Metro fares are to be frozen in price for 2010, including singles, returns, monthly, annual, child and student fares. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro in a programme worth more than £300 million, had its fare proposals for the coming year approved by the Tyne and Wear...
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    Nexus welcomes NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland named as World Cup venues.

    17 December 2009
    Nexus today welcomed the news that NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland have both been named as venues for the World Cup in 2018. St James Park and the Stadium of Light will host games should the Football Association’s bid to stage the World Cup prove successful. The announcement of the host venues...

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