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Chichester Metro Station

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Chichester Metro Station, South Shields

Aka British Summer Time

The Tyneside Metro light rail travel system brings thousands of visitors and commuters into and out of South Shields every day. We rely on it greatly in the summer months to bring visitors to our sea front area with it’s wonderful parks, beaches, funfair, Market Place, shops and err……..the British Summer weather makes all the difference!

This is Chichester Metro station, not far from my home, thankfully this heavy downpour didn’t last long.

Cropped from a larger image.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/30 second, f13, iso 200

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August 27, 2009 at 12:01 am

Stationed

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Metro train, South Shields

The Metro train

The Tyneside Metro system is a light railway above and below ground which serves the major towns in the Tyneside conurbation, services are frequent and travelling times are fast, we can go from South Shields to Newcastle city centre in about 30 minutes.

The Metro station in South Shields town centre is situated above the shops in King Street and here we see one of the trains waiting having just arrived and disembarked passengers. The old British Rail station which served the town many years ago was only a hundred yards further down the line, so this green and yellow bridge has been a solid feature for generations.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/250 second, f8, iso 200

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May 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

Autumn colour #3.

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Chichester Metro station, South Shields

Chichester Metro Station

Trees turn to autumn reds outside of Chichester Metro Station in South Shields, contrasting strongly with the corporate yellows of Nexus who operate the Tyne Wear Metro (subway) system. After a long grey, wet, and damp summer, the occasional glimpse of sunshine adding some colour to our streets is very welcome, if only for a few short hours.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 60mm lens, 1/180 second, f6.7, iso 200

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October 2, 2008 at 12:01 am

The protest

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political campaigners in South Shields

Gathering votes in South Shields

What are these people up to?

What are they smiling about?

Why is there a ballot box on the table?

Just normal political, activism, protesting, and campaigning that’s all. We are about to get a new hotel in South Shields and these people are motivating others to protest about it under the Metro Bridge in King Street. It is obvious from the look on their faces that we protest with a good humour in South Shields.

Is yours a politically active town?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/60 second, f6.7, iso 200

Originally colour but looks far better in monochrome.

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October 30, 2007 at 12:01 am

Mirror Image

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Chichester Metro Station, South Shields

The Driver’s view

This is the view that all Metro drivers have when they stop their train at the end of the platform. The Metro trains have only one operator (the driver) and these platform mirrors allow them to see when all of the passengers have alighted or boarded, before they press the button to close all of the doors. Quite handy, eh?

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February 1, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, Metro

Secret Shields (No. 1)

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picture of Tyne Dock Metro Station, South Shields

Tyne Dock Metro Station

This is really the only remaining remnant of the original LNER station at Tyne Dock, the passenger entrance/exit to Boldon Lane, South Shields. It’s just a short walk to the left for the shops on Boldon Lane, or St. Peter and Paul R.C. church.
The image has been bronzed in Photoshop, masked then the debris, leaves, etc. revealed.

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January 21, 2007 at 12:05 am

Hark the herald angels……

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Picture of carol singers, King Street, South Shields

Carol Singing

A group of carol singers performing for the shoppers under the Metro bridge in King Street, South Shields.

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December 22, 2006 at 12:02 am