South Shields ferry landing
The ferry landing is about a 5 minute walk from South Shields Metro station - see map attached below.
Most local buses serve the Market Place and Keppel Street bus station. There is a short bridge which leads to the pontoon and an enclosed waiting area with seating.
North Shields ferry landing
The ferry landing is about a 10 minute walk from North Shields town centre - see map attached below.
The route is quite steep but bus service 19 operates between North Shields ferry landing (Duke Street)-Fish Quay-North Shields Metro station/town centre, and journeys between these stops are FREE with any valid ferry ticket. Click on this link for bus timetable information Service 19
The landing at North Shields features a fully enclosed glazed waiting area with seating. The bridge leading to the landing is relatively long which means that the gradient makes access easier for wheelchair users.
A new ferry landing for North Shields
Ferries have been carrying people across these waters for at least 750 years, carrying traders to market, shipbuilders to work and sailors docked on the Tyne for a night out on shore.
But the Shields Ferry needs investment if it is to continue as the only link between communities either side of the Tyne. The jetty supporting the North landing is almost a century old and will be unusable by 2025.
We would like to see a new ferry landing built, in the heart of the Fish Quay in North Shields, so we can continue to carry passengers across the Tyne. See below images of that the proposed new ferry landing would look like and a video detailing the proposed new location and the benefits.