Shields Ferry landings undergo structural repairs

25 May 2017
North Shields Ferry landing

The Shields Ferry’s two landings on the River Tyne are undergoing important structural repair work.

Both the South Shields and the North Shields ferry landings are getting parts of their steelwork replaced and repaired as part of a £300,000 maintenance project.

Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry, is carrying out the work over the summer.

Shields Ferry Manager, Carol Timlin, said: “We are carrying out vital structural work at our landings on both sides of the Tyne. This is very important work which will ensure that we have these landings for many more years to come.

“The steelwork needs to be replacing in places and some repairs are also required. A three day temporary closure of the landings will be required and we will keep customers informed in advance of this happening later in the summer. Any closures will be timed to keep disruption to a minimum.”