Metro still great value for money
COUNCILLOR Greg Stone (Feedback, December 5)
worries about the cost of Metro travel – so I’m pleased to be able to say you can still make any single journey on Metro for the same price as in 2012.
Our combined authorities have once again frozen the price of Pop Pay As You Go travel on Metro, as it seeks to provide the best possible value for passengers.
That means a single journey will cost between £1.50 and £3.10, depending how far you travel. I wonder how many other things you can buy for the same price you paid in the year of the London Olympics?
You need a Pop Pay As You Go card to get these prices – which are 40p cheaper than tickets bought from a machine – but the cards are free online or from Nexus Travelshops.
Season tickets and tickets bought at machines are going up in price in 2019 in line with inflation. Nexus does not make a profit from Metro and we must meet the cost of operating the system. But Metro still offers great value for money and many passengers – including those using Pay As You Go, those with a Gold Card
and those aged 16 to 18 using the Pop Blue card - will not pay a penny more for travel.
HUW LEWIS, Customer Services Director, Nexus