Tyne and Wear Metro travel for families became cheaper from today, Thursday 2 January.
The new offer will allow up to three children aged 11 and under to travel for free on Metro at weekends when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Click here to find out more.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is introducing a new offer to specifically meet the needs of families, making Metro travel more affordable for them at times when they need it most.
The offer is part of the celebrations to mark Metro’s 40th anniversary in 2020.
This is an exciting offer that delivers affordable Metro travel for families who rely on our services to get around.
Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “We gave a firm commitment to look at improved ticketing offers to attract more families and this is what we are going to delivering.
“Our offer means that up to three children aged 11 and under will be able to enjoy free weekend travel on Metro, which is excellent value for money.
“Metro is part of everyday life in Tyne and Wear, and we want people to use the system for family days out. In 2020 we will celebrate Metro’s 40th anniversary and we want to attract future generations to use the service for many years to come.”