Search is on for stars of Metro TV adverts

Officials at the Tyne and Wear Metro are looking for people who appeared in their adverts during the 2000s.
Officials at the Tyne and Wear Metro are looking for people who appeared in their adverts during the 2000s.

A search has begun to find people who appeared during adverts in the ‘noughties’.

The Tyne and Wear Metro is looking for people who featured in the television adverts from 2002 to 2005.

Ahead of its forthcoming new campaign, Metro is looking back to celebrate some of its most popular TV ads that starred members of the public.

Officials are looking for people who appeared in the Mon – Sunderland advert in 2002, marking the £100m project to extend the system to Sunderland, or the two adverts for Metro’s prices campaign in 2005.

Chris Carson, Metro services director, said: “We’re encouraging our passengers, as well as their friends and family across Tyne and Wear, to get in touch if they are one of our noughties’ television advert stars.

“We would love the opportunity to thank them for supporting us and inspiring the region to travel via Metro as the network conducts over 100,000 journeys a day.

“We are eager for our former television advert stars to share with us their memories of taking part in the campaigns if it’s something they’re proud of and tell us where they are now.

“Everyone who has taken part in one of our campaigns has helped to establish Metro as an iconic symbol of our region.”

Anyone who was a former Metro television advert star, or knows someone who was, should contact Metro via contactmetro@nexus.org.uk

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