The Shields Ferry passenger service operates on the River Tyne between North Shields and South Shields. There are two vessels, The Pride of the Tyne , pictured here, was built in 1993, and the The Spirit of the Tyne which was built in 2007. Between them they make around
25,000 journeys , and carry nearly 400,000 passengers, a year. Each trip is about 0.48miles (0.77km) across the river. Currently a return ticket costs £2.