Where will the Transport Interchange be?
The second phase of the South Shields 365 Masterplan proposes the construction of a new consolidated Transport Interchange, located off Keppel Street and Fowler Street. This will see the consolidation of the bus stops on Keppel Street and Metro station.
Why do we need a new Transport Interchange?
The new Transport Interchange will greatly increase the ease in which people travel to, from and within South Shields.
As part of the South Shields 365 Masterplan we aim to make the town a year round tourist destination and the new Transport Interchange would make the town far more accessible – bringing with it economic benefits for the Town Centre and beyond. The facility will provide a high quality sense of arrival to the Town Centre for residents and visitors alike.
What will the new Transport Interchange have that we don’t have already?
The new Transport Interchange will be a modern facility including a bus station as well as a new Metro station, coach facilities and cycle parking. There will also be pick up and drop off facilities at the southern end of the station.
The new Transport Interchange will provide a far more pleasant visitor experience. The proposed new Transport Interchange is a fully enclosed bus terminal and Metro station incorporating seating. Vehicles will enter the Transport Interchange from Burrow Street and exit onto Keppel Street. The Interchange will provide 14 bus stands, a coach stand and a drop off/coach point. In addition to the Transport Interchange there will be improvements made to the bus stops on Coronation Street including a new crossing point to provide a better experience for bus users and pedestrians.
How will I access public transport while the new interchange is being built?
The existing station will remain in service until the new station is commissioned, as will the existing bus stops.