A transport hub is hardy vital

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SO ‘£7m needed for transport hub – grant bid vital for town centre vision’ (Gazette, December 3).

In my book ‘vital’ means the bodily organs such as the brain, liver, heart and lungs that are necessary to maintain life, not to fulfil someone’s over-ambitious plan for an unnecessary transport interchange for a little seaside town!

Anyway why wasn’t funding secure for plan 365 in general before half of our beloved Shields becomes a bombsite?

Still think it would be better to renovate the town’s original railway station in Mile End Road and demolish the awful concrete structure by the bridge in Keppel Street that poses as one.

A reply from the Labour-dominated council would be appreciated.

By the way, as Margaret Thatcher once said: ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.’

Ken Johnson,

Mowbray Road,

South Shields.