Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Nexus passes can now carry a golden ticket ...
TENS OF thousands of Metro Gold Card holders will switch to smart travel as they renew their annual passes this month.
Gold Card, which allows off - peak travel for older and disabled people, is now being sold as an ITSO - compliant ‘smart’ ticket by Nexus, added electronically to customers’ concessionary bus passes. That means people who buy Metro Gold Card now only need a single smart card for all local bus, Metro and ferry travel in North East England.
Tobyn Hughes, Director of Customer Services for Nexus, said: “Metro Gold Card is now being sold electronically onto
concessionary travel cards.
This will make it easier for older and disabled customers to transfer between bus and Metro services with no need to carry two different passes.