Tyne & Wear

Ticket barrier plan for North Shields Metro station

Ticket barriers are to be installed at a North Tyneside Metro station to reduce fraud and anti-social behaviour.

The plans, by Nexus, which owns and manages the network, form part of the rebuilding of North Shields station.

The work also includes lifts between the concourse and platforms, and new ticket machines accepting cards and notes as well as coins.

People have the chance to find out more at a drop-in session at the Saville Exchange in the town on Tuesday.

Temporary ramped entrances will be created at the lower ends of the platforms, while the existing building is demolished and a new one built.

Building work will start in February and last until December.

Director of rail and infrastructure for Nexus, Ken Mackay, said: "We have exciting plans to redevelop North Shields Metro station and we want to keep people fully informed about the scale of the work.

"Nexus staff will be there to talk through any issues on an informal basis and to provide details of what's going to happen on the site as the work gets underway.

"This is a significant building project, but we want to minimise disruption to our neighbours as far as possible, and we are working with our contractors, neighbours and North Tyneside Council to achieve this."

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