Shields Ferry service to remain suspended as works to north landing continue
The Shields Ferry has been out of action for more than a month as essential repair work is carried out on the north landing, with no date yet set for the service returning.
Ferry crossings over the Tyne look set to remain off for some time as maintenance work continues.
The service, which connects North and South Shields, was originally suspended for a week on February 5 but a decision was taken to suspend the service until further notice.
Nexus says safety concerns were also a factor in its decision to halt the Shields Ferry service due to the added impact of the bad weather conditions at the time.
Now, the operator of the cross-Tyne service has confirmed that there is no indication of when the Shields Ferry will be able to resume as work on the landing continues.
Passengers have had to use a bus replacement service throughout the disruption and this will continue to run as the service remains suspended.
The bus replacement service departs on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour, Monday to Saturday from 6.30am until 4.30pm and on Sunday from 10.30am until 6pm.
The buses operate between South Shields ferry landing and North Shields landing via the Tyne Tunnel.
From South Shields the buses depart from the bus stop on Ferry Street, outside the BT building
From North Shields the buses depart from the bus stop on North Quay at the end of the ferry landing.