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South Shields 365: Transport interchange

The Council and its partners have completed phase one of South Shields 365, a £100 million redevelopment of South Shields town centre, with the sustainable economic vision to breathe new life into the community.

The successful completion of phase one includes The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, a new 40 space car park and the Market Place.

Phase two of South Shields 365 includes the new transport interchange.

A modern bus station and relocated Metro station

Construction started on the transport interchange in April 2018. 

The £21 million building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station.

The interchange forms Phase Two of the £100 million South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan.


  • February 2019 - The first rail blockade was successfully completed on programme. The copper shingle cladding is almost complete, and the new interchange is on schedule to open late summer 2019. Highways works continue to be on programme with the works complete to Coronation Street, and Cross Gate works due for competition spring 2019.
  • October 2018 - The roof of South Shields' new transport interchange has now been installed. Read more: Topping Out is just the Ticket for Interchange

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