Shields Ferry service to be suspended for repair work on landings

The Shields Ferry service will close for three days later this summer

The Shields Ferry service will close for three days later this summer

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The Shields Ferry service will be halted for three days later this summer for repair work to the landing stages.

The Shields Ferry’s two landings on the River Tyne are undergoing what ferry owners Nexus describe as important structural repair work.

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

Shields Ferry Manager, Carol Timlin, said: "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.”

She added: “We are carrying out vital structural work at our landings on both sides of the Tyne. “The steel work needs to be replacing in places and some repairs are also required.

"This is very important work which will ensure that we have these landings for many more years to come.