Grey power wins the day in transport row

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METRO bosses have pacified pensioners after a row over travel passes.

 Passengers said they were being short-changed for their over-60s’ Gold Card, which was sold as a one-year pass but expired after 11 months.

 The cards, which entitle older people to unlimited Metro travel, cost £25 per year – but passengers who took out new passes this month were told they would expire next April.

 The move came after the cost of a Gold Card rose from £12 per year to £25 per year.

 Now Tyne and Wear transport executive Nexus has made a U-turn after a string of complaints, and will be reissuing passes valid for a full year to those who bought new Gold Cards this month.

 A Nexus spokesman said: “We are happy to correct this and apologise for the inconvenience caused.”