Shields Ferry resumes after damage to landing platform

The Shields Ferry has now resumed after damage was repaired. Credit: Nexus

The Shields Ferry service has resumed after being suspended due to damage caused to the landing.

The service between North and South Shields had been suspended on Wednesday 1 November.

A spokesperson for Nexus, which runs the service, said a river swell had damaged a plate on the landing in North Shields, causing it to come loose.

Repairs have been made and the service has resumed.

A Nexus spokesperson said: “The Shields Ferry service resumed at 3:15pm.

“Thanks to customers for their patience during this period of disruption, which was caused by the tidal swell damaging a metal plate on our North Shields landing.

“Repairs were completed this afternoon and we now have the green light to resume Tyne crossings.”

A plate has been damaged on the north landing, causing the service to be suspended. Credit: Nexus

Storm Ciarán is set to hit the North East on Thursday, with yellow weather warnings for rain in place. There is expected to be travel disruption on the roads and the railway in the coming days.

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