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More than 40 million people using Tyne and Wear Metro

The number of people using the Tyne and Wear Metro rose above 40 million in 2015, the highest passenger number for five years.

Credit: Nexus
1.3m
more journeys were taken on the Metro than in 2014
40m
total passenger numbers reached this figure for the first time since February 2011

Passenger numbers have grown by 4.6 million – or more than 13% – in the two years since major modernisation work was completed on Metro’s main route through Newcastle.

Travel: Metro disruption expected until Thursday

Disruption on the Tyne and Wear Metro between Pelaw and South Hylton is expected to continue throughout tomorrow. The problems were caused by damage to an overhead power line during Storm Desmond.

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