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Extremely reliable service
Tyne & Wear Metro
Member Name: jro
Tyne & Wear Metro
Advantages: Not actually that expensive
Disadvantages: If only there were a stop right outside my door
When some people come and visit me in Newcastle they are often surprised to find that Newcastle has its own equivalent of the London Underground. This surprise is because it is such a small city. They often then further question the need for this service when they discover that the Metro runs on only two lines.
However the Metro is a fantastic service that provides a very carbon efficient method of transport and commuting for a lot of people. The metro helps link up the suburbs of Newcastle to the city centre however it also does a lot more. It provides a quick method of transport in three directions- to the airport, to the coast or to Sunderland the next nearest city.
For me there is only one annoying thing about the Metro and that is that ticket prices have risen incredibly. The main problem is that whilst the prices are great if you are going out to the airport (£1.90 return) it also costs (£1.90) to travel into town which is under a mile away. Thinking about it, my annoyance probably comes from the prices rising rather than the prices themselves because I guess that these prices are still actually pretty decent.
The trains tend to be pretty clean and they do not run beyond half past midnight which means that they are not subjected to many drunks.
A very reliable service that is fundamental to travel around Newcastle.
Summary: Definitely worth using if you are trying to get around Newcastle
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