Employees are benefiting from a corporate discount which enables them to save money on the Metro system.
Staff from 65 companies across the network have signed up to the Corporate MetroSaver ticket scheme after it was extended earlier this year, allowing smaller companies with fewer staff to sign up.
In the last year the number of members has risen by almost 50 per cent.
Liam Richardson, a UNW corporate POP cardholder, said: “Signing up for the scheme was an easy decision for me, not only do I benefit from discounted commuting costs, I also save on time as I no longer have to queue at the travel centre every four weeks to renew my pass.”
Kerry Leng, marketing manager for Nexus, said: “We changed the scheme in January 2014 to allow smaller companies to join.
“The corporate ticket scheme gives you the maximum discount but you pay your employer back through your payroll, therefore you get the benefit of paying in regular instalments, rather than in one go.
“It doesn’t cost the employer anything. It’s the cheapest way to travel on Metro and also means you can use your travel card for leisure purposes too.”
Emma Brough, DB Regio Tyne and Wear’s Customer Services Director, said: “Metro users are at the heart of what we do and by listening to what our customers tell us, we are always looking to improve and simplify discount schemes and encourage more commuters to travel by Metro.”
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