Metro still great value for money

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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

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