26 Mar '12, 7am

Metro: Thousands of teenagers to benefit from cheaper Metro fares

Metro: Thousands of teenagers to benefit from cheaper Metro fares

Up to 12,000 teenagers will get much cheaper Metro travel from September thanks to changes designed to help those in vocational training and doing apprenticeships. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, which sets fares on Metro, has backed a Nexus proposal to widen eligibility for the current 16-18 Metro Student Card. The change means that anyone under the age of 18 will be able to buy half price season tickets, compared to the adult fare – cutting the cost of a four-week pass from £64 to £32. Teenagers buying on line – where you can get a 10% discount on all four-weekly and annual Metro season tickets – will reduce the price further to £28.80. Cllr David Wood, Chairman of the ITA, said: “We already provide half price Metro travel for 16 to 18 year olds at school or college and I am delighted this will be extended to everyone of that age from September, includi...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/2012/thousands-teenagers-ben...

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