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The Student Metro Season Ticket can be used all day and is available in three different zones. Download the map at the bottom of the page and choose which one best suits your needs:
• All zones
• Inner Newcastle
• Inner Sunderland
An all zones ticket is also valid on the Shields Ferry and local rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland*. A Student Metro Season Ticket which includes Inner Newcastle can also be used on Quaylink buses in the Quaylink Central Zone**.
You can decide whether to go for an annual ticket or keep it short and sweet with a four weekly one.
*You need a special ticket to accompany your smartcard to travel between Newcastle and Sunderland on Northern Rail. Collect yours at any Nexus TravelShop.
**Central Zone covers Q1 and Q2 between Central Station and Gateshead Interchange, and Q3 between Haymarket Bus Station and St Peter's Basin.
Student Metro Season Tickets are available to students with a valid Student ID card and gives you 30% discount off an adult season ticket.
How to buy a Student MetroSaver:
First you'll need to get a Pop card because this is what your Student Metro Season Ticket will be loaded onto.
Apply for your FREE Pop card online here. You'll need to upload a photograph.
Your Pop card will take about five working days to arrive in the post. When it arrives take it to a Nexus TravelShop, along with your Student ID card showing academic dates, and staff will activate your student discount.
Once you have your Pop card and your student discount has been activated you can buy or renew your Student Metro Season Ticket:
- At the Pop Shop.
- At any Metro station ticket machine. Watch the how-to guide here.
- At a Nexus TravelShop.
- At a Payzone store. Click here to find your nearest store.
Newcastle University Students
If you are a student at Newcastle University your Student Metro Season Ticket will be loaded on to your Newcastle University Student ID card. Just visit a Nexus TravelShop to activate your discount and you'll be able to buy your Student Metro Season Ticket from any Metro station ticket machine, at the Pop Shop or a Payzone store.
Please note lost and stolen tickets are non-refundable except for annual tickets as covered by the replacement scheme. Replacement tickets are non-refundable. Conditions of use apply.