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South Tyneside Area Developments - South Shields Transport Interchange etc
#1
Check out these proposals for a new Transport Interchange on Keppel Street! Big Grin

http://www.southtyneside.info/article/17...nterchange
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#2
(09/01/2013, 22:42)Brandon Wrote: Check out these proposals for a new Transport Interchange on Keppel Street! Big Grin

http://www.southtyneside.info/article/17...nterchange

They do need a new bus station its a good idea but wonder how many stands it will contain.

Can i ask, is this where the current row of bus shelters/station are?
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#3
It looks completely different, for the better! Smile

I think it is yeah, where the current bus stops are - that's Keppel Street (where you get off the bus outside the Post Office). Keppel Street leads into Chapter Row further up towards the Market/Ferry and then becomes Church Way or something like that. But's it pretty much all one long bus station anyway. Tongue

King Street is the one that is pedestrianised where the Metro Station sits above (between Market at north end and Morrisons at the south end).
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(09/01/2013, 23:05)Brandon Wrote: It looks completely different, for the better! Smile

I think it is yeah, where the current bus stops are - that's Keppel Street (where you get off the bus outside the Post Office). Keppel Street leads into Chapter Row further up towards the Market/Ferry and then becomes Church Way or something like that. But's it pretty much all one long bus station anyway. Tongue

King Street is the one that is pedestrianised where the Metro Station sits above (between Market at north end and Morrisons at the south end).

Cheers, was'nt sure
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#5
Only just came across this, it certainly looks promising but like most bus stations it doesn't look bus spotter friendly as personally like standing at the crossing on Keppel Street opposite the post office.

Now to what I was going to suggest before seeing this, after a trip to shields last week and using the ferry between South and North Shields. A few thoughts entered my mind.

A.) Would it be quicker getting the Metro from South to North Shields, turns out that's a no as you'd have to travel to pelaw and change.

B.) By Bus via Tyne Tunnel, again no as no buses operate South to North Shields.

Which would leave you with current choice of using the Ferry.

So here is what I suggest but may not be possible due to the DFDS Ferry which why there isn't a more direct link between north and south shields. I suggest building a bridge to connect North to South as I noticed on the North side there is a load new road infrastructure which is closed off by gates next to the ferry terminal bus stop.

This would then create a new bus services etc, and also a Metro Bridge to connect North a South, tbh the Bridge would have to be very high and arched so that the DFDS Ferry can fit under.

Obviously this would come at a quite a substantial cost, but I think it would be well welcomed by those who live in the Shields area despite the link via the Tyne Tunnel.
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#6
A VISION to transform South Shields Town Centre took a major step on the road to reality today after the council won £9.3m in Government cash to create a new transport hub.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/busin...-1-5851813
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#7
Why do so many bus stations have stands you have to reverse out of these days?!
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#8
Dated 18th July

Seven North East local authorities agreed transport schemes worth £58.1m with central government but in an 11th-hour U-turn yesterday, transport minister Norman Baker announced that the funding was to be cut to £31.1m.

That decision is a blow to three schemes in the borough including the £9.3m for a new transport hub in the centre of South Shields – a key part of the council’s £100m ‘South Shields 365’ revamp plan for the town.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/busin...-1-5868321

Also Sunderland share of the money:

The £8million Sunderland project is one of 11 schemes by the seven North East local authorities – known as the LA7.

The programme had been expected to be allocated £58.1million, but now the Department of Transport has announced that this will be just £31.1million.

It is unclear how the reduced funding will impact the proposed improvements to three strategic junctions with the A19 in Sunderland.

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/busin...-1-5871070
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#9
(25/03/2013, 21:08)Adam Malarkey Wrote: A.) Would it be quicker getting the Metro from South to North Shields, turns out that's a no as you'd have to travel to pelaw and change.

Trains from South Shields continue to North Shields and St James - you could change at Monument?
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(26/07/2013, 23:01)BJ10VUS Wrote:
(25/03/2013, 21:08)Adam Malarkey Wrote: A.) Would it be quicker getting the Metro from South to North Shields, turns out that's a no as you'd have to travel to pelaw and change.

Trains from South Shields continue to North Shields and St James - you could change at Monument?

I but that would take about an Hour maybe longer, otherwise from South Shields you'd have to get the 5/88/88A or 27 to Jarrow and then get the 9 over to North Shields. Apparently the Shields Ferry could get axed if the LA7 Changes Happen.

Now that I have thought about it a Metro Bridge over the Tyne from North to South due to the DFDS Ferry, I don't even think one under water would work either due to the Depth of the Ferry Underwater unless it was like the Tyne Tunnel but for a Metro but even that may not work.

So only option would be for a Bus Service between North and South Shields
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