10: Improving access to public transport

Hold discussions with South Tyneside Council, Nexus, bus operators and local groups about opportunities to improve public transport in the forum area, including:
• Improving the frequency of the bus service and range of destinations;
• Opportunities to use smaller eco-friendly buses for local routes;
• Improvements to bus stops, including reviewing their location, to reduce traffic congestion as well as highway and pedestrian safety and also options to provide real time data;
• Developing options for the expansion of Metro parking which should include a
comprehensive survey and investigation by STC/Nexus into the usage of East Boldon Metro station.