South Shields Metro station closes to make way for new transport interchange

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    News: 5 July 2019. "A station on the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be permanently closed for the first time in the network’s 39 year history. South Shields Metro station, opened in 1984, closes on Monday, 8 July, to make way for the town’s new £21m bus and Metro interchange. The station on King Street, featured in a song by pop group Franz Ferdinand, has been used by more than 50 million passengers over the last 35 years including tens of thousands or Great North Run athletes and spectators every autumn. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said it is the first permanent station closure since the network was opened in 1980. South Shields town centre will have an entirely new Metro terminus, less than 100 metres away, as the interchange opens its doors on Sunday, 4 August......"
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