Extra Metros for Christmas shoppers

28 November 2012

Extra Metro services will be in operation during the busy run up to Christmas.

Passengers will benefit from extra services running throughout the festive season, with a train every five minutes in Newcastle City Centre.

Metro is also giving passengers a 10 percent discount on its four week season tickets.

Tobyn Hughes, Director of Customer Services at Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, said: “We fund extra trains at Christmas to make life easier for all our passengers and support city centre businesses at the busiest time of year. There is also a break in modernisation work which means no further line closures anywhere on Metro until the middle of January.”

Sharon Kelly, Customer Service Director at Tyne and Wear Metro, said: “This festive season Tyne and Wear Metro knows how busy people are and how expensive Christmas can be and we’re hoping to take some of the strain off by offering a more frequent service, as well as a ten per cent discount on our four week season tickets.

“Metro provides a quick and convenient way of getting to the shops for those Christmas essentials and gifts for friends and family, as well as a speedy route to all your festive celebrations, so you don’t have to worry about parking. Our aim is to make Christmas as stress-free as possible.”

Metro is working with partners across the region, including Seven Stories, Pots and Pancakes, Life Science Centre, The Dunes and Blue Reef Aquarium, to offer passengers a variety of seasonal discounts. Visit the Metro Facebook page and click on the Offers tab.

To find out more about what time your Metro is then please visit the Journey Planner.

There will be no Metro services on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There will also be a reduced service on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. Find out more here