North East England Chamber of Commerce

The Metro is a vital artery transporting employees and customers, enabling so many Chamber members to grow their businesses.

James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive
Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne welcomes 650,000 visitors a year.  The Metro helps them get around the region's fantastic attractions.   

Lisa Donohoe, PR Manager
Poshed up Furniture

Valuable service provided to the community.  This needs to be maintained.

Pamela Stott
Properties Unique Ltd

We support the region’s bid for new Metro trains. Always provides safe and sustainable travel to our guests, who come for business or leisure across the North East.

Vivien Herrera - Lee, Managing Director
Radecal Signs

The Metro is an invaluable part of the North East.

Chris Key, Design Manager
Rettig UK Ltd

The Metro is a vital part of our infrastructure and an upgrade and/or redevelopment is an essential step in ensuring it continues to be utilized to it's maximum level.

Linda Currie, Director
Ryder Architecture

Ryder is an international design practice with our headquarters in Newcastle city centre, many of our people and visitors use the Metro every day.  A modern and reliable service is of paramount importance to maintain and advance Newcastle’s position as a pioneer at the forefront of smart cities.

Mark Thompson, Managing Partner

Making travel quicker, easier, cleaner and more economic for everyone across the North East.

Alex Woodhouse
St Oswald's Hospice

Like St Oswald’s, Tyne and Wear Metro has been serving people of the region for over 30 years. Many of our staff and volunteers rely on the system to get to work or to take our adult patients and children out on day trips. As a north east charity, St Oswald’s are delighted to support Metro Futures and local community together.

Anita Ball, Director of Income and Marketing
Stagecoach North East

A reinvigorated Tyne and Wear Metro service would complement the private investment which has been placed into the local bus market over the years. Providing a mix of public transport options for our local communities is vital and provides a major boost for the regional economy.  As with all key investment in public transport infrastructure, Metro Futures is wholeheartedly supported by Stagecoach North East.

Steve Walker, Managing Director
Sunderland Business Improvement District

A massive £1.3 billion is committed to build new developments and infrastructure projects which will transform Sunderland and create a strong platform for long-term growth, therefore it is vital that the Metro continues to provide up to date and easily accessible transport for the region.

Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations
TaxAssist Accountants

We, at TaxAssist Accountants, support the region’s bid for new Metro trains.  We see the Metro as vital for North East communication.  Our own employees make regular use of the system.  For those reasons we support the bid for new trains

David Ingram
The Energy Check

For The Energy Check the Metro is a vital link used by over 50% of our staff to get to work. It allows us to recruit staff from the full Tyne and Wear region.

Eugene Bryce, Head of Commercial
Three Motion

The Metro brings and drives growth in the region.

Gavin Knights, Director
TransPennine Express

Our customers start their journey at the front door not just at the train station and in the North East this often involves using the Tyne & Wear Metro.  Investment in new trains for these services will complement the £500m already being invested in the TransPennine Express network, providing the opportunity for an enhanced and integrated network of local and long distance journey opportunities.

Leo Goodwin, Managing Director
University of Sunderland

The Metro brings safe and sustainable travel, across the region, to the doorstep of our University of Sunderland community.

Shirley Atkinson, Vice-Chancellor
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