South Shields Metro station is the main Tyne and Wear Metro station for South Shields, England. In 2008-9 the station was used by over 1 million passengers. The station is located on a bridge above King Street, the main shopping street in South Shields Town Centre. The Metro station is located just a few hundred metres down the line from the former South Shields railway station, which it replaced. The station includes a newsagent and a sandwich bar (the latter formerly a Nexus Travel Centre) at ground level.
The station can be accessed via the main concourse by either lift or stairs from King Street or Kepple Street Bus Station. The station can also be accessed via the Mile End Road concourse by ramp.
The station was opened on 24 March 1984 and completed the initial Tyne and Wear Metro system.