Bus services in South Shields switched to the town’s new £21m transport interchange from Sunday August 4.
This means that there will be changes to routes and bus stops used in the centre of South Shields, and to timetables. Customers can get more information about this at www.nexus.org.uk/bus.
Bus and coach services that departed from Coronation Street in the town centre now depart from the new interchange, which is located on Fowler Street and Keppel Street.
Stagecoach, Go North East and Nexus buses begin their routes from the new interchange, which has 14 bus stands. Access to these bus services is at ground floor level, through stands A to Q.
Stagecoach services which are affected are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 17/18, 30, E1, E2, E6, X20.
Go North East services affected are: 5, 20, 50, 960
The South Shields interchange development brings bus and Metro services under the same roof in a modern new environment.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear, took over the management of the new interchange when it opened.
Nexus expects the new interchange to be used by 7.5m passengers a year.
The landmark interchange building was designed by The Harris Partnership and constructed by Bowmer and Kirkland, who also built award-winning cultural venue The Word.
The opening marks a major milestone in the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan which is being delivered by South Tyneside Council and partner Muse Developments.
Demolition of the existing Metro station and further public realm work will be completed following the opening.
The project received £9.4m from the Local Growth Deal through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. The Local Growth Deal is supporting major capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport across the North East LEP area.