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Work completed on £120,000 makeover for Jarrow bus station

NEW LOOK ... Coun Moira Smith, and, back from left, Coun Ken Stephenson, Coun Allan West, John Souter of Nexus and Coun Jim Perry, at Jarrow bus station.
NEW LOOK ... Coun Moira Smith, and, back from left, Coun Ken Stephenson, Coun Allan West, John Souter of Nexus and Coun Jim Perry, at Jarrow bus station.

A SOUTH Tyneside bus station has been given a £120,000 makeover.

Nexus has completed a refurbishment of its Jarrow station including improvements to passenger waiting areas, lighting and security.

This project has dramatically improved the quality of Jarrow bus station for passengers.

John Souter, Nexus

The transport operator has installed five new modern bus shelters to replace the two 20-year-old tunnels that previously made up the station.

The refurbishment project has taken three months to complete.

Nexus devised the scheme in consultation with ward councillors in Jarrow as part of an ongoing investment in its smaller bus stations.

Over the last few years, new shelters have been installed at Heworth, Wallsend and in North Shields.

Coun Allan West, South Tyneside Council’s lead member for transport, and a member of the transport committee of the North East Combined Authority, said: “This is a really important investment in the passenger facilities at Jarrow bus station.

“The improved waiting areas, lighting and CCTV security are much-needed new developments.

John Souter, head of customer services for Nexus, added: “This project has dramatically improved the quality of Jarrow bus station for passengers.

“The new bus shelters have a much better appearance and offer brighter lighting, better seating and improved CCTV coverage.

“We are grateful to passengers for their patience while the work was taking place, as it did cause some disruption while bus stands were closed and temporarily moved around.”