Passengers get snappy

Big Picture Competition entry of the Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland city centre.

Big Picture Competition entry of the Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland city centre.

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PASSENGERS are being called to snap pictures of their favourite Wearside Metro destination and get their work on display.

As part of the transport network’s community projects in 2012, people who use the Metro can enter a competition to take a photo which shows why they love travelling on the system.

Passengers can upload their best efforts to Metro’s Facebook page and could be in with a chance of getting their photo on display.

This beautiful shot of Sunderland’s Museum and Winter Gardens was taken by entrant Stephen Martin.

About 100 other photos have been submitted by passengers.

Sharon Kelly, customer services director of Metro, said: “This is a great way for passengers to show why they prefer to travel on Metro.

“To date, we have seen some wonderful photos which encapsulate passengers’ Metro experience and demonstrate their favourite Metro destinations which could be anything from a shopping centre, the beach, the sea to people’s nan’s or best friend’s house.”

The best shots will be displayed at Byker Metro Station, in Newcastle.

Sharon said: “Ultimately, the photos will create a lovely piece of public art on the walls of Byker Metro station, creating a very visual and creative image of why North East people enjoy using the Metro to get from A to B.

“Also, you never know, the next David Bailey could be found as a result of this competition.”

To take part, search for Tyne and Wear Metro on Facebook.

Those who enter should check the page for feedback on their photo and to see if it is a chosen winner.

Entries for the competition close on Thursday, February 9.

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