Metro, The Same Old Record

We ‘learnt’ that Metro bosses are still playing the same old record, see today’s Journal and the Chronicle. For the ones interested in the detail: Contrary to Huw Lewis, head of communciations, announcement, the working group (task & finish group) has NOT been set up. As we would be part of it, we would have heard, surely? We remain requesting to hear from Bernard Garner directly, not by proxy from his head of communications; and wonder whether Bernard’s taken up the offer by a Newcastle Councillor to meet at South Gosforth station to discuss the very subject? We renew our[…]

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Letter to Bernard Garner – Press Release

04.02.2012 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLE CAMPAIGNERS’ CALL FOR A TRIAL OF BIKES ON THE METRO An open letter was sent today to Metro bosses asking to pilot the carriage of standard bicycles on their network. The bicycle ban on Metro trains has for decades been a big bugbear to the cycling community. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign collected corroborating evidence in 2011, and swiftly submitted this to Metro bosses. The cycling community was also quick to renew their demand to carry bikes on the trains at an event organised by Metro in November 2011. In an open letter[…]

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Metro’s Press Release

Metro’s press release following the conference now reveals they weren’t considering the matter of bicycles on the metro after all. They’d already ruled it out! Why, Metro, why? Left hand, right hand… or is it something altogether more sinister? We’ll have to keep wondering… We are in the process of drafting an open letter and will be seeking your support soon. Watch this space. All we are asking for is a fair exchange of information and ideas. Open. Frank. Transparent.

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Bikes on Metro Anyone – Press Release

15.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BIKES ON METRO ANYONE? To celebrate Bike Week Newcastle Cycling Campaign and online-bikes.co.uk launched a competition to gather views about the metro and how to better integrate cycling into the journey. Eager to win the prize – a Viking folding bike – participants answered the following simple question: “ What would make the metro cyclist-friendly and why does it matter to you?” The competition was a great success with nearly 200 entries received. The winner was drawn at random and a lucky Daniel Hamilton was presented with his prize on Newcastle’s Quayside. (Photo[…]

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Win a Brand New Bike (Cycle-friendly Metro) – press release

01.06.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WIN A BRAND NEW BIKE Online-bikes.co.uk and Newcastle Cycling Campaign have teamed up to launch a competition open to all. No surprise, it will get people talking about cycling!! With Bike Week 2011 fast approaching and summer at our doorstep, the two organisations thought it would be an ideal time for the competition. To win the amazing first price, a folding bike from online-bikes.co.uk, all you need to do is answer this question: What would make the Metro cyclist-friendly and why does it matter to you? Tell us using your own words, 50[…]

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