Older and some disabled people will be able to travel on the Metro for free all day this summer.
Metro operator Nexus will – during July and August – lift the restriction on holders of the Metro Gold Card, which normally prevents them from using the card before 9.30am on weekdays.
The offer starts tomorrow, with the normal all day arrangements continuing at weekends and bank holidays.
Nexus’ director of finance and resources, John Fenwick, said: “This is a great special offer that we have run for the last few years, allowing Gold Card holders the chance to travel all day on Metro over the summer.
“We can do this in July and August because there are far fewer students using Metro and there are generally less commuters than at other times of the year.
“It’s an offer that encourages people with Gold Cards to use Metro for days out. It is ideal for grandparents taking their grandchildren out over the summer holidays for days out.”
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