Nexus is reminding Metro Gold Card holders whose cards expire on April 30 that they will be able to renew them from April 3 at any Nexus TravelShop with the price frozen at £25.
When Metro Gold Cards have been renewed they will be valid for a period of exactly 365 days from the day after the expiry of the previous year’s card.
Gold Cards were introduced in 2006 by the ITA, the body which sets all Metro fares, to offer concessionary travel pass holders discounted off-peak travel on Metro for a one off yearly payment.
The Gold Card offers holders unlimited travel on Metro for just over £2 a month – and Nexus has extending it so it can also be used on the Shields Ferry.
Nexus Director of Customer Services, Tobyn Hughes, said: “The price of the Metro Gold Card has will remain at £25 this year and people whose cards run out on April can come in to renew them from April 3.
“The Metro Gold Card still offers excellent value for money. Holders get unlimited off peak Metro and Ferry travel for around £2 pounds a month.”
Customers need to show TravelShop staff their Concessionary Travel Pass when they buy or renew their Metro Gold Card.