Bus shelters to get an upgrade in the borough

Nexus is investing to improve bus travel in North Shields by installing new shelters in the town centre, including better lighting and CCTV security.

A new 23-metre shelter for the busy bus stops in Bedford Street meets the standard seen at town centre bus stations in Tyne and Wear such as Wallsend and Blaydon.

It will give passengers more seating and a more secure place to wait thanks to low-energy LED lights and CCTV technology – and it fits more people in comfort.

Tobyn Hughes, deputy director general of Nexus, said: “The investment we are making will provide a more comfortable, secure and accessible place to wait for the thousands of passengers who use Bedford Street every week.

“We are treating the stops, close to North Shields Metro station, the same as we would town centre bus stations as this reflects the number of people using them.

“Stops and shelters form a key part of everyone’s bus journey and as a public body we invest in providing the best possible information and waiting environment.”

Nexus is delivering the improvements in partnership with North Tyneside Council and local bus companies Go North East and Arriva.