NZ3567 : Shields Ferry Departure Point at South Shields

taken 6 years ago, near to North Shields, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Shields Ferry Departure Point at South Shields
Shields Ferry Departure Point at South Shields
The Shields Ferry operates across the River Tyne, between North and South Shields.

There have been ferries across the Tyne since the 14th century; this is the only service that remains. It carries in excess of 400000 passengers each year on the approximately half-mile crossing of the Tyne. The service is operated by Nexus (The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive) and is part of the Tyne and Wear Metro System. It was known as The Market Place Ferry until takeover by the PTE in 1972.

There are two vessels that operate the service. This one, "The Spirit of the Tyne" was launched in 2007; the other ferry is "The Pride of the Tyne" (1993).
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
River Tyne 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
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Transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3588 6709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.8261N 1:26.4412W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3595 6709
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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