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Nexus are holding a 'How do we make public transport accessible for all' event within the next North Tyneside Transport Form.

This will be on Sat 23rd January, between 1030 and 1230 at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth

Bus operators will be there, alongside representatives from Metro.
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(15 Jan 2016, 2:06 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Nexus are holding a 'How do we make public transport accessible for all' event within the next North Tyneside Transport Form.

This will be on Sat 23rd January, between 1030 and 1230 at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth

Bus operators will be there, alongside representatives from Metro.
I might have to attend Wink
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(15 Jan 2016, 3:29 pm)Adrian Wrote: I might have to attend Wink

So might I.
(15 Jan 2016, 2:06 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Nexus are holding a 'How do we make public transport accessible for all' event within the next North Tyneside Transport Form.

This will be on Sat 23rd January, between 1030 and 1230 at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth

Bus operators will be there, alongside representatives from Metro.
Sounds interesting.... I may have to pay a visit.
(15 Jan 2016, 5:30 pm)Davie Wrote: Sounds interesting....  I may have to pay a visit.

i can't make it as am at a football match Sunderland AFC Vs AFC Bournemouth
(15 Jan 2016, 3:29 pm)Adrian Wrote: I might have to attend Wink

Looks like you will have some company! Wink
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How long have all Nexus Travel Centres been closed on Saturdays? Must be a nightmare if you want to pick up timetables.

It might be an idea to have leaflet racks outside on the concourse at Gateshead, like they do at Eldon Square/Haymarket, and possibly still opening the travel centre but just with closed counters at Sunderland.
(23 May 2016, 7:48 pm)Wybus Wrote: How long have all Nexus Travel Centres been closed on Saturdays? Must be a nightmare if you want to pick up timetables.

It might be an idea to have leaflet racks outside on the course at Gateshead, like they do at Eldon Square/Haymarket, and possibly still opening the travel centre but just with closed counters at Sunderland.

Since last month. 

With the growth of online access there's probably not a bright future for them especially with if smart ticketing and budget cuts coming in
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have your say

Review of local transport services in Tyne and Wear


http://www.nexus.org.uk/sites/default/fi...rvices.pdf

Survey link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NexusServiceReview
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(13 Jun 2016, 4:24 pm)Michael Wrote: have your say

Review of local transport services in Tyne and Wear


http://www.nexus.org.uk/sites/default/fi...rvices.pdf

That survey is a sham. It's not asking you for opinions, but instead asking you which services you'd cut. I fear that there will be very few CAT users fill in the survey, so it'd be interesting to see if those ticketing options are retained, over say the Metro Gold Card.
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As County Durham and Northumberland are now an integral part of the North East Combined Authority, this survey seems aimed solely at the five Tyne & Wear areas (and Gateshead doesn't seem to want to involved in NECA if it means an elected mayor). Any survey needs to address the transport needs of the whole area including Durham and Northumberland ready for devolution.
(13 Jun 2016, 7:06 pm)Greg in Weardale Wrote: As County Durham and Northumberland are now an integral part of the North East Combined Authority, this survey seems aimed solely at the five Tyne & Wear areas (and Gateshead doesn't seem to want to involved in NECA if it means an elected mayor). Any survey needs to address the transport needs of the whole area including Durham and Northumberland ready for devolution.

I agree, but I believe NECA are still operating Nexus as part of the Tyne and Wear sub committee? I've no idea when that is planned to change, but I assume it'll be within the next year. 

Of course Durham and Northumberland don't pay what was the ITA levy yet either.
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(13 Jun 2016, 4:37 pm)Adrian Wrote: That survey is a sham. It's not asking you for opinions, but instead asking you which services you'd cut. I fear that there will be very few CAT users fill in the survey, so it'd be interesting to see if those ticketing options are retained, over say the Metro Gold Card.

I use CAT tickets and I have completed the survey, basically it wants to know the least important option to you
(13 Jun 2016, 7:44 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: I use CAT tickets and I have completed the survey, basically it wants to know the least important option to you

I know what it wants to ascertain, but my point is that if a fair sample of Tyne and Wear is not taken, then it'll be one sided.
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(13 Jun 2016, 7:59 pm)Adrian Wrote: I know what it wants to ascertain, but my point is that if a fair sample of Tyne and Wear is not taken, then it'll be one sided.

I completely agree with you, with NECA it may be worth noting Northumberland services have appeared on the NEXUS website such as Go North East's Tynedale Links services
So lets hope that having to pay the levy won't detract from the reasonable, but not brilliant, support for essential rural services in Co. Durham and the probably not so good provision in Northumberland, in order to pay for the Metro and Shields ferry etc.
(13 Jun 2016, 8:01 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: it may be worth noting Northumberland services have appeared on the NEXUS website such as Go North East's Tynedale Links services

What are they planning?

I think we should be told.
(13 Jun 2016, 4:37 pm)Adrian Wrote: That survey is a sham. It's not asking you for opinions, but instead asking you which services you'd cut. I fear that there will be very few CAT users fill in the survey, so it'd be interesting to see if those ticketing options are retained, over say the Metro Gold Card.

I would hope parents of CAT card holders complete the survey, in addition to any CAT holders themselves.

Looking at the questions, further closures of the travelshops look possible. Or at least have their future under consideration.
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(14 Jun 2016, 12:56 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I would hope parents of CAT card holders complete the survey, in addition to any CAT holders themselves.

Looking at the questions, further closures of the travelshops look possible. Or at least have their future under consideration.

Will they though? It's relying on kids to tell their parents, unless they uses buses themselves.
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(14 Jun 2016, 2:22 pm)Adrian Wrote: Will they though? It's relying on kids to tell their parents, unless they uses buses themselves.

No idea, that's why I said I hope.
At this stage, we have no idea how much the survey/consultation will be pushed and how Nexus will get the message out in to the public domain.
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