The Shields Ferry welcomes all passengers, and is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users as well as people with prams and pushchairs.
North and South Shields Ferry landings
The ferry landings float on the River Tyne, which means that the slope of the access bridge varies with the tide. If the tide is extremely low, and the bridges are steeper than normal (this is more likely at South Shields), ferry staff can help wheelchair users.
The Pride of the Tyne and the Spirit of the Tyne
You board the ferry by a two metre wide ramp – staff will help you if you need them to.
Onward travel from the Shields Ferry
Many bus routes in North and South Shields are operated by low floor vehicles.
As the route between North Shields ferry landing and town centre is steep, service 333 (FerryLink) provides a link which is free to ferry passengers. The Route 19 bus service links North Shields ferry landing with many key employment and leisure destinations in North Tyneside. Route 19 and FerryLink are both operated by low floor vehicles.
If you have any concerns about accessibility and the Shields Ferry – please contact the Nexus' Accessibility Officer on Tel 0191 203 3426/Email email@example.com.
Safety and security
Staff are on-board the ferry at all times so there's always a reassuring presence around. There's CCTV coverage on-board too. Both North and South Shields ferry landings are also covered by CCTV cameras.