Shields Ferry suspended following 'technical issues'

The Shields Ferry service has been suspended this morning, Friday, June 4, following ‘techincal issues.’

Friday, 4th June 2021, 7:26 am
Updated Friday, 4th June 2021, 8:13 am

Ferry operator, Nexus, confirmed at around 7am that the Spirit of the Tyne vessel is unable to operate because of the ‘unforseen’ issues.

The Pride of the Tyne vessel is also unable to operate at this time because it is still in dry dock for annual maintenance.

A bus replacement bus service is operating between North Shields and South Shields ferry landings.

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A statement on the Shields Ferry Facebook page said: “Due to unforeseen technical issues, the ferry service has been suspended this morning (Friday, June 4).

“At this time we are arranging alternative transport but cannot say when services will begin.

The South Shields ferry landing.

“We hope to have the Spirit of the Tyne operating later today but cannot provide an exact time as to when this will be. Our other vessel, Pride of the Tyne, is still in dry dock for annual maintenance.

“Ferry tickets are being accepted on Metro routes between North Shields and South Shields.

“Please follow this Facebook page for further updates.

“The ferry team would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the inconvenience and we hope to get you on your way again soon.”

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