30 Jan '15, 8am

Congrats @My_Metro Did you also win the worst service award?

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s smartcard ticketing system has been voted the best in Europe. Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, has scooped Best Smart Ticketing Service at the 2015 Transport Ticketing Awards in London, beating off competition from the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. More than 100,000 Metro passengers now use smart products to make their journeys, including the Pop card and concessionary smart cards for older and disabled people. And the ease of smart travel has contributed to a healthy growth in Metro passenger numbers, which are up 8% in the last year. Cllr Nick Forbes, Transport Lead for the North East Combined Authority and Leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “Local authorities are leading the way in the roll-out of new smart travel choices in our region and that has been recognised with this national award. “The introduction of smart ti...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metros-smart-ticket-sys...

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