Tyne Dock

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Not to be confused with Port of Tyne.

Coordinates: 54°58′52″N 1°27′04″W / 54.981°N 1.451°W / 54.981; -1.451

Tyne Dock
A view of a small dock as seen from a departing ferry. Industrial buildings surround, and a small boat is docked in the corner.
Tyne Dock viewed from a departing ferry
Tyne Dock is located in Tyne and Wear
Tyne Dock
Tyne Dock
 Tyne Dock shown within Tyne and Wear
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Tyne Dock is a neighbourhood within the town of South Shields, North East England, on the south bank of the River Tyne. It takes its name from the large dock on the river which was opened in 1859 by the Tyne Improvement Commission to handle Tyneside's coal exports. This trade declined in the second half of the twentieth century and the bridges that carried the coal trains into the dock, the famous Tyne Dock Arches, were demolished in the early-1980s. The dock itself has been progressively infilled since closure, allowing for the building of modern storage warehouses. This process concluded with the final 13 acres that were filled in as part of the project to build the second Tyne Tunnel. The Tyne Dock basin was filled with 400,000 cubic metres of sediment dredged from the Tyne.[1]

Tyne Dock Metro station, on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serves the Tyne Dock area, as well as neighbouring West Harton.

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