Shield Row Station to re-open in 2022
Tobyn Hughes, Chief Executive of Nexus has announced that the Tyne & Wear Metro will reach Stanley by 2022. In a statement issued yesterday, he stated that Nexus had reached an agreement with Sustrans and the North East Combined Authority that would see a new line being created across former North Eastern Railway lines that would link Washington, Chester, Beamish and Shield Row with the existing Metro line which terminates at South Hylton.
Mr Hughes said “It has always been our goal to extend the Metro into County Durham and thanks to Stanley Town Council’s investment of £1 billion into stations and infrastructure that is now possible”.
Cyclists who currently use the Sustrans route have been advised to try the A693 instead, which is apparently just as nice.
Is this April Fool’s??
Fantastic news! Thank you to all involved.
If it is an april fool its not funny
The clue is in the name Tyne & Wear Metro…
Where would Stanley Town Council get £1 million let alone £1 billion