Adderstone Group

We believe that an efficient, modern and reliable Metro system is vital for promoting and ensuring a thriving North East.

Nicola Hughes, Director, Marketing and Comms

As the largest single-site employer on the Metro network, we depend on Metro to deliver a reliable service for our employees and visitors.

Metro is an iconic symbol of our region and it is vital that we have a sustainable public transport network fit to serve our towns and cities in the future.

A new Metro fleet is essential for the people and businesses in the north east. We fully support Metro Futures.

Kevin Chidley, Site Manager

Angel Eyes Enterprises

Angel Eyes and The North East Action on Transport greatly support Metro Futures. The Metro is vital for any disabled person, NEAT believes accessibility should be a key factor of Metro Futures covering information, having more trained staff available to assist and updating the audio visual system.

Mr Jonathan C Mears, Project Worker

As a city centre shopping centre we need to be connected to all modes of transport. Quality, safe public transport will make it an easier decision for our shoppers to come and shop.

Andrew Bradley, Centre Director
Confederation of British Industry

The Tyne and Wear Metro is a vital piece of our transport infrastructure crucial in connecting businesses to their customers and a greater talent pool.  Businesses are concerned about the capacity and resilience of local infrastructure, underlining the need for investment to replace the struggling Metro train fleet.

Sarah Glendinning, Regional Director
Federation of Small Businesses

The age of the Metro fleet and its reliability problems are becoming more of a concern.  It is impossible to imagine the North East without Metro but we need to see investment if it is to continue to thrive and support the economy of our towns and cities

Simon Hanson, North East Development Manager
FIRST Face to Face

The Metro enables FIRST to work across the North-East, connecting young people and startups to the local business community.

Charlotte Windebank, MD
FMCM Studios Limited

The Metro is an essential and much needed service that allows Tyne and Wear to thrive.

Corey Muizelaar, Managing Director
Formica Ltd

Without doubt the Metro is a vital part of our region’s transport network, it is critical we have a mix of transport options available to those travelling in our region or work, education and pleasure. Formica Ltd. fully supports the investment of a new train fleet ensuring the Metro continues to offer a great service to businesses and people in our region for years to come.


Phil Hicks, European Procurement Director




Newcastle has been my adopted home for nearly 17 years and Metro is just part of the core fabric of the place. It's central to the day-to-day lives of many people here, for both work and pleasure, and I'm behind any investment plans which will bring it up to the very latest and best levels.

Rick Houghton, EU IT Director
Gardiner Richardson

As a busy Newcastle City Centre based design and communications agency, Metro is a vital piece of our transport infrastructure here in the North East. As a connector for both our team and our local, national and international clients, it is smart, fast and efficient. Visitors from outside the region often comment on how impressed they are that we are lucky to have such a service here on our doorstep.
It is impossible to imagine Tyne and Wear without Metro. It is an important cultural icon that is synonymous with the region – as much a part of the fabric of the North East as the Angel of the North, stotties, shipbuilding, the Black Cats and the Magpies, Geordies and Mackems.

Darren Richardson
GastroNorth Ltd

The Metro has been a vital part of the North East's transport system for many years.  Without it our roads would be desperately even more crowded and snarled up.  We see what happens when it needs repairs or has a minor failure.  Without it the region would grind to a halt. 

R Toye, Managing Director
Global Partnering Solutions

To secure economic growth it is essential to support the transportation infrastructure of the region and to ensure that we have in place the capability to not only meet, but to also exceed the transportation requirements which economic growth and development will bring. The Nexus Metro system is an integral aspect of this transportation infrastructure and is vital to the region's success.

Dennis Fullerton, Director
Greggs plc

Greggs is very supportive of investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro. One of our tenets is to reduce the negative effect of business on the environment, and so a transit system that helps people get around the region quickly and efficiently, reducing the strain on the road network, and minimising the carbon impact will always get our vote.

Jonathan Jowett, Corporate Affairs Director
intu Eldon Square & intu Metrocentre

intu strongly supports the continued investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro. Not only is it iconic for the North East region, it provides a vital and sustainable transport link for our staff and customers to travel to both shopping centres in the region. Without the Metro, a significant amount of journeys to and from our centres would be made by other means, potentially leading to increased levels of congestion on our roads. As well as the new train fleet, we would love to see network extensions, including the long-desired 'Metro to the Metro'.

Dr Gareth Evans, Sustainable Travel Manager
John N Dunn

The Metro system, receiving further investment, would help increase the area's economic potential attracting more people to live and work here.

Ian Steward, Director
LMB (Newcastle) Ltd

Important service to the local population and businesses.

Andy Bell, Director
Newcastle Building Society

From our customers to our colleagues, we appreciate the Metro service is essential to many people’s lives and plays an important part in ensuring communities from Newcastle Gateshead, to Whitley Bay and Sunderland thrive and remain connected.

Kathryn McLaughlin, Head of Corporate Communications
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

Having a reliable and frequent light rail system in NewcastleGateshead has helped us attract major events, conferences and inward investment.


Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive


No other English city can deliver the journey times from city to coast and city to airport that Metro delivers.


Cath Hindle, Head of Operations and Tourism
Newcastle International Airport

Connectivity is the key to our business, not only in the air but also on the ground. It is crucial that we provide a range of transport options for our passengers travelling to and from the airport, and the Metro link is the cornerstone of that infrastructure.

Graeme Mason, Director of Planning and Corporate Affairs
Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust

Quality public transport. across the day and evening is good for people, good for business and good for the environment.

Philip Bernays, Chief Executive
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