The Shields Ferry is to resume services on Saturday, December 21, following the successful completion of essential repairs.
Structural damage on the North Shields ferry landing has been rectified following a six week closure.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Shields Ferry, will re-commence Tyne crossings from 6.45am am on Saturday.
Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “I’m pleased to say that the repairs on our landing are done and we can resume services on Saturday.
“My thanks go to our passengers for their patience during this extended period of disruption.
“It was vial that we closed the ferry in the interests of safety while the repairs were carried out on the North Shields landing.
“The structural damage was extensive. We had to carry out a full structural survey and procure a specialist contractor before the works could get underway.
“The engineers have now given us the green light to get back to normal operations on this popular and much loved local service.”