Re: What is geordie for Bork?
On the other hand, Geordie is home to many loan words, some bastardised, from the Viking invasions, so bork fits right in :-)
Also, just for clarification, that sign isn't related to mainline trains nor "Central Station Platform 1" as non-locals may know it. That would be the one above ground. The sign relates to the Metro system which is underground inside the City. There have been no mainline trains to South Shields since the Metro was built about 40 years ago. The above ground station has 12 platforms and needs numbers. The underground Metro station only has two platforms and I'm not sure they are actually numbered.