Tyne and Wear Metro fares to rise in January
- 22 November 2012
- From the section Tyne & Wear
Passengers using the Tyne and Wear Metro will see fares increase in 2013.
Nexus confirmed on Thursday that prices would go up by an average of 4.1% while peak day tickets would be withdrawn.
The revised fares were approved by the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) and will take effect from 6 January.
Nexus director general Bernard Garner said fares had been kept as low as possible. Single tickets will increase by 10p.
Mr Garner said: "There are greater discounts for students, and people who renew passes online will save money too."
The cost of a day saver ticket will increase by 20p but passengers using the network before 09:00 GMT will see a reduction as a result of the peak pass being abolished.
Annual tickets have gone up by £20 to £520.
The price of a Metro Gold Card, used by pensioners, is still under review ahead of an ITA decision early in 2013.