The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (TWPTE), trading as Nexus, is the organisation responsible for the Tyne and Wear County public transport system. Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ...
TWPTE is the operations arm of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority (TWPTA). The PTA is made up of 15 councillors from the county; Gateshead(3), Newcastle(4), North Tyneside(2), South Tyneside(2), Sunderland(4). Newcastle upon Tyne, often shortened to Newcastle, is a city in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in the North East of England, part of the Tyne and Wear urban area centred on Newcastle and formerly part of Northumberland. ... South Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... This article is about the local authority area. ...
Tyne and Wear PTE are responsible for the following aspects of the Tyne and Wear transport system;
Owning, Maintaining and Operating the Shields Ferry
Coordinating local bus services
Subsidising socially necessary, but unprofitable, bus services
Subsidising local rail services
Running the Concessionary Travel Scheme
Care Services and 'U-Call'
Public Transport Information
Bus Stops and most Bus Stations
Tyne and Wear PTA are responsible for the following aspects of the Tyne and Wear transport system; The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail metro system in and around Newcastle, in the Tyne and Wear county of north-east England. ...
Administering the Concretionary Travel Scheme
Setting fares on secured bus services, local rail, metro and ferry services
Tyne and Wear no longer exists as an administrative county, except for ceremonial purposes, as the (Labour) County Council was abolished in 1986 alongside the GLC by Margaret Thatcher.
However the five districts of Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland (plus Nexus, the Tyne and WearPassengerTransportExecutive) are required by central government to work together on a joint transport plan (the Local Transport Plan or LTP), which covers cycling.
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