When the old South Shields Metro station was closed it was announced that the site would be used as the centrepiece of a new Maintenance and Renewable Skills Centre. With a budget of £8.4 million the new centre will be a bespoke training facility for Nexus to deliver a wide range of infrastructure and operations training to staff.
Work on constructing this new centre has been ongoing since last summer when the old South Shields station closed to be replaced by a new transport interchange just short of the old station. The platform remains in situ but the old station building has been demolished. The actual Skills Centre is being built on the site of the original BR station.