Ferry in South Shields
The Shields Ferry operates across the River Tyne, England, between North Shields and South Shields. There have been ferries across the Tyne since the 14th century, and the service operated by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (PTE) is the only service that remains. It was known as the Market Place Ferry until takeover by the PTE in 1972.
In the absence of a bridge on this stretch of the river, the ferry is provides a viable alternative to the Tyne and Wear Metro. The current crossing time is just seven minutes. The service departs the terminal next to the Word every half hour at 15 and 45.