Local News from North & South Tyneside

New transport hub and town square has opened in North Shields

North Tyneside Council has celebrated the opening of a new Transport Hub and Town Square in North Shields, on Saturday 2nd September, with live music and outdoor arts performances.

The Hub is a major part of North Tyneside Council’s ambitious plan to improve North Shields, transforming the town into an attractive, family-friendly destination, with a vibrant, high-quality town centre.

The £12,994 million Transport Hub and Town Square is funded through the Transforming Cities Fund via Transport North East, the North of Tyne Combined Authority, and North Tyneside Council.

Local musicians performed at the special event, and a series of films made by local schoolchildren, celebrating the town’s rich heritage, was shown on the new big screen in the square.

The New Transport Hub was opened by

Dame Norma Redfearn, North Tyneside Council’s Elected Mayor, and said, “I’m delighted this new Transport Hub and Town Square are opening, as they’re such an important part of our ambitious plans to transform North Shields into an attractive, family-friendly destination.