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It has been 40 years since the Tyne and Wear Metro line in South Tyneside first launched. Since 1984, around 200 million Metro passenger journeys have been completed. 
Cited as 'revolutionary' by operating body Nexus, the line has helped boost connectivity within the borough. 
'We're delighted to the celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Metro line in South Tyneside. It's been transformative for the borough over the last four decades.' said Cathy Massarella, Managing Director of Nexus. 
The occasion was marked with a special cake cutting ceremony as well as free cupcakes being passed to customers.  
South Tyneside Council’s deputy leader, Councillor Audrey Huntley, said: “Sustainable travel is key if we are to achieve our carbon neutral goals, so as we collectively work towards a low carbon future the Metro will remain part of the fabric of our communities for decades to come.” 
The South Tyneside Metro line was the final piece of the Metro construction project, which saw the wider system open in stages from August 1980. 
Chair of South Tyneside Chamber of Commerce, Alan Metcalfe, said Metro has been “vital” for local businesses over the last four decades, as it opened up access to more talent. 
“I would like to congratulate Nexus on this significant milestone, and here’s to the next 40 years,” said Alan. 
Nexus marked the occasion with a cake cutting ceremony and gave free cupcakes to passengers (Nexus) 
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