Changes to bus services in Newcastle and North Tyneside from 27 March 2022

All bus services in Newcastle and North Tyneside that are changing on 27 March 2022 are listed below, with an explanation of the changes, and a link to the new timetable, where appropriate. 

Find out more about the background to these changes here and here.

Bus service

Operator

Current route

Change from 27 March 2022

 

New timetable

 

1

Stagecoach North East

Slatyford - Benwell - City Centre - Heaton - Coach Lane

Revised route/timetable:

Stagecoach service 1 revised to operate between Slatyford - Coach Lane Campus only (Coach Lane Campus - Cobalt section cancelled).

Monday-Saturday daytime every 10 minutes Coach Lane - Benwell, extending every 20 minutes to/from Slatyford.  Every 20 minutes during evening/Sunday hours over full route.

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1

Go North East

Whitley Bay - Tynemouth - North Shields - Wallsend - Byker - Newcastle - Gateshead

Revised timetable/route:

New timetable introduced with Monday-Saturday daytime operating every 20 minutes and Sunday daytime every 30 minutes.

Daily evening trips (funded by Nexus) will operate hourly between Whitley Bay Town Centre - Newcastle city centre only.  Alternative frequent bus/Metro connections are available between Gateshead - Newcastle during evening hours for onward connections.

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6

Gateshead Central Taxis

Jesmond Vale - Shieldfield - Newcastle

This Nexus funded route will be replaced by a new service M6.  Please see M6 below for further details.

 

6/7/8

Stagecoach North East

Four Lane Ends - Freeman Hospital - Gosforth - Kenton - Kingston Park (6) / Kenton Bar Estate (7/8) - Newbiggin Hall - Westerhope - West Denton - Lemington - Metrocentre (6/7) / Central Station (8)

Revised route/timetable:

Routes 6/7 revised to operate between Freeman Hospital - Metrocentre only.  (Freeman Hospital - Four Lane Ends (6/7/8) and Lemington - Central Station (8) sections cancelled).  Between Lemington - West Denton Shops service 6 will now additionally serve West Denton Park (Valley View & Combe Drive) and service 7 will divert to additionally serve Dumpling Hall with a double-run on Kirkstone Avenue/Neptune Road).  This route change will provide local residents with hourly direct links throughout each day to/from Metrocentre and West Denton Shops.

Monday-Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 60 minutes on each route (every 30 minutes on combined sections).  Daily evening trips reduced to hourly, operating as service 7 after 2000hrs Monday-Saturday and after 1800hrs Sunday.  Evening trips on service 7 will serve both Dumpling Hall and West Denton Park.

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11

Go North East / Central Taxis

Whitley Bay - NTGH - North Shields - Royal Quays - Percy Main - East Howdon - Howdon - Wallsend

Service 11 will no longer operate.  It will be replaced by a new Nexus funded service 317.  Please see 317 for further details.

 

12

Stagecoach North East

Fenham (Two Ball Lonnen) - City Centre - Byker - Walker/Wallsend

Revised route/timetable:

Route between Walker - Wallsend revised (buses towards Wallsend will operate via Stotts Road, Wallsend High Street and Station Road to Wallsend Bus Station, the reverse of the existing route from Wallsend).

Monday-Saturday daytime trips will operate every 10 minutes Fenham - Walker, extending every 20 to/from Wallsend.  Daily evening frequency will be every 30 minutes Fenham - Walker, extending every 60 minutes to/from Wallsend.  Sunday daytime every 20 minutes Fenham - Wallsend.

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13

Gateshead Central Taxis

West Denton Shops - Dumpling Hall - West Denton Park - Lemington - Newburn - Throckley - Walbottle - Lemington - West Denton Park - Dumpling Hall - West Denton Shops

This service will no longer operate. 

For alternative links between West Denton Shops - West Denton Park / Dumpling Hall please see changes to Stagecoach services 6/7.

For alternative links between West Denton Shops - Walbottle/Newburn/Throckley please see changes to Stagecoach service 62.

 

18

Stagecoach North East/ Go North East

Walker - St Peter's Basin - Byker - Freeman Hospital - BT Call Centre - Longbenton Estate - Four Lane Ends - Benton Estate/Quorum Park

Revised timetable/Operator:



Monday - Saturday daytime trips will continue to operate as now (except for the Monday - Friday 0722 ex Walker trip (towards South Gosforth) which will be cancelled.



Sunday daytime trips will continue to operate up to every 30 minutes between Walker - Four Lane Ends with some minor changes to the timetable.



Daily evening trips will be reduced to an hourly frequency between Walker - Four Lane Ends.



All trips on this service will now be operated by Stagecoach North East.

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19

Go North East

North Shields - Royal Quays - Percy Main - Silverlink - Cobalt - Northumberland Park - Cramlington - Ashington

Revised route/timetable:

New route serving Cramlington - Seaton Delaval - Seghill - Backworth Heritage Green - Northumberland Park - Cobalt - Silverlink - Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate - Percy Main - North Shields - Ferry Landing - Fish Quay - North Shields.  The new route will operate direct via the A187 between North Shields - Percy Main.

Buses will operate half-hourly between North Shields Ferry - Northumberland Park up until 2100hrs Monday - Saturday and 1930hrs on a Sunday.  Late evening trips will no longer operate.  Please see changes to Arriva services 53/54 for alternative facilities between Cobalt and the Metro at Shiremoor.

Monday - Saturday daytime buses will then continue hourly to/from Cramlington.  The first trip will commence from Ashington and the last return trip will extend back to Ashington.  Other daytime trips between Ashington - Cramlington will not be replaced but alternative services are available.

Customers with a valid Ferry ticket will be able to use service 19 for free when connecting between North Shields Ferry Landing - North Shields Town Centre. Selected Ferry tickets will also be available for purchase on the bus. 

This service will continue to be operated by Go North East but will now be delivered in partnership with Cobalt, Nexus and Northumberland County Council.

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22/22x

Stagecoach North East

Cobalt - Newcastle - Throckley

Revised timetable:

Minor timetable changes on service 22x trips to better align the timetable with actual running times.

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30/31/36

Stagecoach North East

Fenham - Fawdon (30) / Montagu Estate (31) / Newcastle (36)

Revised timetable:

Minor timetable changes to mitigate ongoing reliability issues in Gosforth area.

Monday-Saturday daytime frequency remains every 20 minutes on each route (every 10 minutes combined between Whickham View - Gosforth).  Evening/Sunday every 30 minutes on each route (every 15 minutes on combined sections)

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32/32a

Stagecoach North East

Walker - Byker - Jesmond Vale - Newcastle - RVI - Spital Tongues - CAV - Newcastle College - Benwell - Cowgate - Blakelaw - Kenton Shops/Montagu Estate

Revised timetable/route/Operator:

Monday - Saturday daytime trips will continue to follow the current route/timetable.  Sunday daytime trips will be reduced to hourly but extended to cover the full route between Walker - Kenton.  Daily evening trips will be cancelled.

The new contract for this service has been awarded to Stagecoach North East.  Existing ticketing arrangements will continue to apply.

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33/33a

Go North East

Newcastle - Jesmond - Gosforth - Regent Centre - Hollywood Avenue - Fawdon (33a)

These services will no longer operate.

For alternative facilities between Newcastle - Osborne Road/Gosforth High Street/Regent Centre please see changes to Go North East's Q3.

For alternative facilities between Hollywood Avenue - Regent Centre/Gosforth High Street/Newcastle (Monday - Saturday daytime) please see Arriva North East's new 46a.

 

35

Stagecoach North East

Newcastle - Gosforth High Street - Coxlodge - Fawdon - Red House Farm

Revised subsidy arrangements:



This service will continue to operate to the existing route/timetable (up to every 30 minutes, Monday - Saturday daytime) but all trips will now be funded by Nexus.



This service will continue to be operated by Stagecoach North East.

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38/38A

Stagecoach North East

Whickham View - Newcastle - Cradlewell - Freeman Hospital

Revised timetable:

Minor timetable changes as follows
Monday - Friday 0612 ex Freeman Hospital will now depart at 0620 and operate 8 minutes later throughout.

Monday - Friday 2010 ex Quorum Business Park will now depart at 2016 and operate 6 minutes later between Quorum - Freeman Hospital.

Service 38 trips will continue to operate up to every 10 minutes Monday - Saturday daytime and up to every 20 minutes evenings/Sundays.

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39/40

Stagecoach North East

Dumpling Hall (39) / Chapel House (40) - West Road - Arthurs Hill - Newcastle - Byker - Walker/Wallsend (40)

Revised timetable:

Monday-Saturday daytime frequency increased to every 12 minutes on each route (every 6 minutes on combined sections).  Daily evening trips remain every 30 minutes (every 15 combined) and Sunday daytime remains every 20 minutes (every 10 combined).

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41/41a

Go North East / Gateshead Central Taxis

Hadrian Park - Battle Hill - High Farm - Wallsend - Holy Cross/Howdon

Revised route/timetable:

Services 41/41a revised to operate between Wallsend - Hadrian Park only.  Alternate daytime and all evening/Sunday trips operate as 41a and will additionally serve Hadrian Lodge (Wiltshire Gardens/Wiltshire Drive).

The new 41/41a will operate up to every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime with these trips operated by Go North East.  During evening/Sunday hours there will be an hourly 41a service provided operated under contract to Nexus by Gateshead Central Taxis.  Go North East tickets/passes will continue to be accepted all on trips throughout each day.

For alternative facilities between Wallsend - Holy Cross/Howdon please see new 317.

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42/42a

Go North East / Gateshead Central Taxis

42: Wallsend - Hadrian Lodge - ASDA -  Forest Hall - Killingworth - Dudley - Cramlington

42a: Wallsend - Hadrian Lodge - ASDA - FLE - Quorum - Killingworth - Dudley - Seaton Burn - Hazlerigg - Airport - Kingston Park

These services will no longer operate.

For alternative facilities between Wallsend - Hadrian Lodge please see changes to 41/41a.

For alternative facilities between Hadrian Lodge - ASDA please see changes to 51/51a.

For alternative facilities between Killingworth - Cramlington via Weetslade please see changes to 52.

For alternative facilities between Station Road North - Four Lane Ends/Quorum Park please see 335.

For alternative facilities between Wallsend - West Street - Benton ASDA - Forest Hall - Killingworth - Burradon - Annitsford - Dudley - Seaton Burn - Hazlerigg - Kingston Park please see new service 342.

For alternative facilities between Bank Foot - Woolsington - Newcastle Airport please see changes to X78, or connections available with Metro at Kingston Park.

 

46/46a

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Regent Centre - Great Park (Featherstone Grove)

Revised timetable/route:



Alternate Monday-Saturday daytime trips to operate as service 46a additionally serving Hollywood Avenue (replacing 33).



 46/46a will both operate hourly Monday-Saturday daytime (every 30 minutes on combined sections).



Late evening and Sunday daytime trips cancelled.  Alternative services are available on Brunton Lane (Q3), or Great North Road (43,44,45,Q3 and express services at limited stops).



Monday - Friday 0754 (School day only) ex Featherstone Grove cancelled (replaced by extended Nexus funded 552 trip).

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51/51a

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Coast Road - Wiltshire Drive - ASDA - Holystone - Holystone Park (51a) / Northumberland Park (51)

Revised route / timetable:

The route of service 51 is revised in Whitley Bay town centre to additionally serve the Metro station.

The route of service 51a is revised between Coast Road - ASDA, to additionally serve Hadrian Lodge - providing an increased half hourly frequency for Hadrian Lodge.

Services 51/51a operate half-hourly Monday - Saturday daytime between Newcastle - Holystone with the 51 then extending hourly to/from Whitley Bay Metro and the 51a then extending hourly to/from Scaffold Hill.  Evening/Sunday provision is an hourly service 51 between Newcastle - Whitley Bay Metro which additionally serves Scaffold Hill.

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52

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Freeman Hospital - Quorum Park - Killingworth - Dudley - Cramlington

Revised timetable:

Additional Nexus funded hourly evening trips added between Newcastle - Cramlington (to replacing cancelled trips on service 7 between Four Lane Ends - Freeman Hospital and cancelled evening trips on the 42 between Killingworth - Cramlington).

The Monday - Friday 1727 ex Cramlington trip will now operate 5 minutes earlier throughout.

Service 52 will continue to operate half-hourly Monday - Saturday daytime and hourly Sunday daytime in addition to the new hourly evening trips.

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53

Arriva North East

North Shields - Billy Mill - New York - Shiremoor - Forest Hall - Killingworth - Dudley - Cramlington

Revised route/timetable:

Route revised between Shiremoor - New York to additionally serve Cobalt Business Park.  Minor timetable changes as a result.

Frequency remains every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and every 60 minutes during evening/Sunday hours.

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54

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Gosforth - Longbenton - Quorum Park - Killingworth - Backworth - Shiremoor - NTGH - Whitley Bay

Revised route/timetable:

Route revised between Shiremoor - New York to additionally serve Cobalt Business Park with minor timetable changes as a result.

Trips which currently start/finish at Shiremoor Metro will be extended to/from Boundary Mills to serve the whole of Park Lane.

Frequency remains every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and every 60 minutes early evening/Sunday daytime.

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55

Arriva North East

Newcastle - South Gosforth - Four Lane Ends - Forest Hall

Revised timetable:

Minor weekday AM peak timetable alterations.

Monday-Saturday daytime frequency remains every 20 minutes, reducing to every 60 minutes in the evening.  Sunday daytime frequency reduced to every 60 minutes and all Sunday evening trips after 1830 cancelled.

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57/57a

Arriva North East

Whitley Bay - West Monkseaton - Earsdon - Seaton Delaval - Seghill/Annitsford (57a) - High Pit - Cramlington - Bedlington/Ashington (57)

Revised timetable:



First Monday-Friday journey from Tilmouth Avenue towards Ashington (Northumberland) revised to depart earlier (06:44).



Service 57 operates hourly Monday-Saturday daytime between Whitley Bay - Ashington.  Service 57a operates hourly all day / every day between Cramlington - Whitley Bay, extending to/from North Shields during evening/Sunday hours.  57a additionally serves Cramlington - Ashington every 2 hours Sun daytime.

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62/63

Stagecoach North East

Killingworth - Quorum Park (62) / Forest Hall (63) - Chillingham Road - Byker - Newcastle - Slatyford - West Denton - Chapel House (63) / North Walbottle (62)

Revised timetable/route:

Service 62 extended up to every 30 minutes throughout each day from North Walbottle to Throckley via Walbottle & Newburn (replacing service 13 and cancelled section of service 71).

Minor timetable changes between Killingworth - North Walbottle/Chapel House but buses will continue to operate up to every 15 minutes (every 7/8 minutes on combined sections) Monday - Saturday daytime, and every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes combined) during evening/Sunday hours.

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71/72/87

Stagecoach North East

71: Newcastle - Westerhope - North Walbottle - Walbottle - Newburn - Throckley

72: Newcastle - Westerhope - Chapel House

87: Newcastle - Westerhope - Newbiggin Hall

Revised route/timetable:

Services 71/72/87 revised to operate every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime between City Centre - Westerhope.  Service 71 will then continue (all day/every day) to/from Westerhope Estate (serving a new one-way loop via Stamfordham Road, North Walbottle Road, Greenway, Hillhead Road, Downend Road, Langdon Road and Rogerson Terrace).  Service 72 will continue hourly (Monday-Saturday daytime only) to/from Chapel House.  Service 87 will continue hourly (Monday-Saturday daytime only) to/from Newbiggin Hall Estate.

Between Newcastle - Westerhope services 71/72/87 will now operate to a common route via North West Radial Road (72 & 87 omitting Fenham Hall Drive & Two Ball Lonnen).

For alternative facilities on the cancelled section of service 71 between Westerhope - Throckley please see changes to service 62.

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84/84a

Gateshead Central Taxis

West Denton Shops - Slatyford - Fenham - RVI - Newcastle - Benwell - Metrocentre

No change:

This service will continue to operate to the same route/timetable.

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100

Stagecoach North East

Newcastle - Metrocentre

Service reintroduced:

Service 100 between Newcastle - Metrocentre restored following temporary suspension to mitigate driver resource issues.

Monday-Saturday daytime every 12-15 minutes, every 12 minutes Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes (early) evening/ every 30 minutes (late) evening.

Current ticket acceptance arrangements on Go North East services between Newcastle - Metrocentre will end.

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306/308

Arriva North East

306: Newcastle - Coast Road - Battle Hill - Silverlink - Billy Mill - North Shields - Tynemouth - Whitley Bay



308: Newcastle - Coast Road - Silverlink - Billy Mill - NTGH - Whitley Bay - Seaton Sluice - Blyth

Revised timetable:



Revised timetable towards Newcastle during Monday-Friday AM peak.  Some trips which currently start/terminate at Billy Mill extended to/from Silverlink following customer requests.



Frequency pattern as follows

(Mon-Fri Daytime / Sat Daytime / Evening / Sunday):



306: 15 / 20 / 60 / 30

308: 15 / 20 / 60 / 30

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309/310/ 311/X39

Go North East

309: Newcastle - Coast Road - Battle Hill - Cobalt - New York - NTGH - Whitley Bay - Blyth

310: Newcastle - Coast Road - High Farm - Battle Hill - Cobalt South - Meadow Well - North Shields

311: Newcastle - Coast Road - High Farm - Battle Hill - Hadrian Park

X39: Newcastle - Cobalt

Revised timetable:

Revised timetable introduced with Monday-Saturday evening trips on 311 cancelled, replaced by the 310 which will additionally serve Hadrian Park (late evening only) as per existing Sunday evening arrangements.

Frequency pattern as follows (daytime/evening/Sunday):
309: 20/60/30
310: 20/60/30
311: 20/-/30
X39: MF peak only

Last trip from Blyth will now depart Monday-Saturday at 2051 and Sunday at 1846 (currently 2135 daily).  Alternative later 308 trips available.

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NEW 317

Stagecoach North East

Wallsend - Holy Cross - Howdon - Willington Quay - East Howdon - Percy Main - Royal Quays - Ferry Landing - North Shields - Preston - NTGH - Whitley Bay

NEW service:

NEW Nexus funded service 317 replaces cancelled Go North East services 11 (between Whitley Bay - Wallsend) & 41/41a (between Holy Cross/Howdon - Wallsend).

This route will additionally serve the Ferry Landing between North Shields - Royal Quays.

In Wallsend, this new route will operate to/from Wallsend Metro instead of the Forum Shopping Centre. 

The new service will operate every 30 minutes all day / every day.

This new service will be operated by Stagecoach North East.  Go North East tickets/passes will not be valid on this route.

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333

Gateshead Central Taxis

Tynemouth Broadway - North Shields - Ferry Landing - Fish Quay - North Shields

This service will no longer operate.

Alternative facilities between North Shields - Tynemouth Broadway available on services 1 and 306.

For alternative facilities between North Shields Town Centre - Ferry Landing/Fish Quay please see changes to service 19.

Ticket acceptance arrangements between Ferry/Bus when travelling between North Shields Ferry Landing – North Shields Town Centre will continue to apply on the new service 19.

 

335

CEN

North Shields - Billy Mill - NTGH - New York - Cobalt - Hadrian Park - Battle Hill - ASDA - Forest Hall - FLE - Longbenton - BT Call Centre - Quorum Park

NEW Route/timetable:

Current 335 reduced to hourly Monday-Saturday daytime but route revised to additionally serve Murton Village (replacing 359), Silverlink and extended between Quorum Park - Killingworth providing part replacement for cancelled K1/K2 through West Moor Killingworth Drive.

Service will operate hourly Monday-Saturday daytime (Saturday trips will now follow standard route in Longbenton Estate).

This service will continue to be operated by Gateshead Central Taxis.

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NEW 342

Gateshead Central Taxis

Wallsend - ASDA - Forest Hall - Killingworth - Burradon - Dudley - Seaton Burn - Wideopen - Hazlerigg - Dinnington - Kingston Park TESCO - Newbiggin Hall Estate - Westerhope

NEW service:



NEW 342 partially replaces cancelled 42 between Wallsend - Killingworth, cancelled 42a between Killingworth - Kingston Park and M71 between Kingston Park Tesco - Westerhope.  This new service will operate hourly throughout each day between Wallsend - Kingston Park, with Monday-Saturday daytime trips extending to/from Westerhope.



Between Wallsend - Benton ASDA this service will operate via West Street and Station Road North.  For alternative facilities between Wallsend - Hadrian Lodge please see changes to 41/41a and for alternative facilities between Hadrian Lodge - Benton ASDA please see changes to 51/51a.



Between Kingston Park Tesco - Westerhope the new 342 will follow the current M71 route (at a reduced hourly frequency).  Trevelyan Drive and Eastgarth will be served in both directions instead of the current one-way loop. 






 

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359

Gateshead Central Taxis

Backworth - Heritage Green - Northumberland Park - West Allotment - Murton Village - NTGH - Marden Estate

This service will no longer operate.

For alternative facilities between Backworth Heritage Green - Northumerland Park please see changes to 19.

Alternative facilites between Backworth Village - Northumberland Park available with Arriva's service 54.

Alternative facilities between Marden Estate - Preston Morrisons available with Arriva's 306.

For alternative facilities for Murton Village please see changes to 335.

Access between North Tyneside Hospital - West Allotment / Marden Estate will still be possible but will now require interchange between services.

 

552

Gateshead Central Taxis

Brunswick Village - Kingston Park - Regent Centre - FLE - Tyneview Park

Revised route / timetable:

The Monday - Friday 0643 ex Brunswick Village will now start from Regent Centre at the later time of 0720 in order to offer better connections with services arriving from South East Northumberland.  Customers from Brunswick Village/Hazlerigg/Kingston Park now required to use alternative services and interchange at Regent Centre.

The Monday - Friday 0732 ex Tyneview Park (to Regent Centre) trip is cancelled.

The Monday - Friday 0815 ex Regent Centre will now commence from Great Park Featherstone Grove at 0759 (providing replacement for cancelled service 46 schooldays only trip).

This service will now be operated by Phoenix.

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553

Gateshead Central Taxis

Battle Hill - High Farm - Wallsend - Walkergate - Cochrane Park - Freeman Hospital

Revised timetable:

Monday-Friday AM Nexus funded 0653 ex Wallsend to Freeman Hospital (0710) will be retained following customer feedback.

The Monday - Friday PM secured 1646 ex Freeman Hospital to Wallsend/Battle Hill cancelled due to low demand.

The AM trip will continue to be operated by Gateshead Central Taxis.

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643

Go North East

Sunniside - Whickham - Metrocentre - ASDA

Revised timetable/route:



The route between ASDA - Metrocentre Interchange will be amended to additionally serve IKEA in response to customer requests.



The service will continue to operate hourly, Monday - Saturday daytime (between 0840 - 1440) with minor timetable changes in the Metrocentre area. 

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K1/K2

Gateshead Central Taxis

Four Lane Ends - Quorum Park - West Moor - Killingworth Village (K2) - Killingworth - Greenhills Estate

These services will no longer operate.

Alternative facilities between Four Lane Ends - Quorum Park include 18, 52, 62, 335 & 555.

For alternative facilities between West Moor - Killingworth/FLE please see changes to 335.

Alternative facilities for residents in Greenhills Estate include services on West Bailey (52,53,62,342).

Alternative facilities for residents in Killingworth Village include services on East Bailey (63,X63)

 

NEW M6

Phoenix

Jesmond Vale - Shieldfield - Newcastle

NEW route / timetable:

The NEW M6 replaces the current service 6 between Jesmond Vale - Newcastle, but with revised terminal arrangements in city centre (operating from Manors via Durant Road, John Dobson Street, St Mary's Place, Barras Bridge, Claremont Road, Queen Victoria Road to St Thomas Street.  Trips return via Percy Street, St Mary's Place, John Dobson Street and Durant Road and then continue towards Jesmond Vale via Shieldfield as now).

Service re-numbered as M6 to remove duplication of service numbers in city centre.

Buses will operate every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime (0915 - 1530).

This service will be operated under contract to Nexus by Phoenix.

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M71

Phoenix

Kingston Park Tesco - Newbiggin Hall - Westerhope

This service will no longer operate.

For alternative facilities between Kingston Park Tesco - Newbiggin Hall/Westerhope please see NEW 342.

 

Q3

Go North East

Wallsend - Walker - St Peter's Basin - City Centre - Gosforth - Regent Centre - Great Park

Revised route / timetable:

Service Q3 revised to operate between St Peter's Basin - Great Park only.  Between Newcastle - Gosforth service will now serve Osborne Road (replacing 33/33a).

Q3 will operate every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime, every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday evening/Sunday daytime and hourly on a Sunday evening.

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W1/W1a

Gateshead Central Taxis

Whitley Bay Metro - Whitley Bay - Monkseaton - Hillheads Estate - West Monkseaton - South Wellfield - Eardson Grange

Revised route/timetable:



Services W1/W1a will be merged into a new W1 route operating hourly, Monday - Saturday daytime serving Whitley Bay Metro - Whitley Bay - Monkseaton - Valley Gardens - Hillheads estate - Drumoyne Gardens - West Monkseaton Metro - Sainsbury's - South Wellfield - Earsdon Grange.



This service will continue to be operated by Gateshead Central Taxis.

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W2

Gateshead Central Taxis

Whitley Bay Metro - Whitley Bay - Whitley Lodge - Briardene

Revised timetable:

Minor timetable changes introduced to improve co-ordination with the 51.

W2 will continue to operate up to every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime.

Following Nexus contract changes, this service will now be operated by Phoenix.

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W3

Gateshead Central Taxis

Whitley Bay - Valley Gardens - NTGH - New York - Percy Main/Meadow Well

This service will no longer operate.

For alternative facilities between Whitley Bay - Valley Gardens please see changes to W1.

Customers travelling between North Tyneside Hospital - Monkseaton / Percy Main will now be required to transfer between services in Whitley Bay (to/from Monkseaton) or North Shields (to/from Percy Main).

 

X7

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Quorum Park - Burradon - Seaton Delaval - Blyth

Revised timetable/route:

Route revised in Northumberland to additionally serve Amersham Road. 

This service will now observe all stops between Newcastle Haymarket – BT Call Centre after 7pm Monday – Saturday and all-day Sunday.

Buses will continue to operate every 30 minutes Mon-Sat daytime and hourly during evening/Sunday hours.

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X8

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Quorum Park - Burradon - High Pit - Cramlington - South Newsham - Blyth

Revised route & timetable

Route revised in Northumberland (between Shankhouse - Blyth the routes of services X8 & X9 are swapped).

This service will now observe all stops between Newcastle Haymarket – BT Call Centre after 7pm Monday – Saturday and all-day Sunday.

Frequency will be every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and hourly during evening/Sunday hours.  Evening trips will finish earlier with last trip from Newcastle departing at 20:40 daily.

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X9

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Cramlington - Bebside - Cowpen - Blyth

Revised route/timetable:

In Northumberland the routes of services X8 and X9 will be swapped between Shankhouse - Blyth.

Revised timetable introduced but buses will continue to operate every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and hourly during evening / Sunday hours.

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X10/X11

Arriva North East

Newcastle - Cramlington - Newsham - Blyth

Revised timetable:



Evening/Sunday trips re-timed to operate a few minutes later than at present.



Services X10/X11 continue to operate every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime (every 15 minutes on combined sections), and every 60 minutes (every 30 minutes combined) during evening/Sunday hours.

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X63

Stagecoach North East

Newcastle - Quorum Park - West Moor - Killingworth

Revised timetable:

Monday-Saturday inter-peak daytime frequency reduced to every 20 minutes.

X63 will now operate every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday daytime.

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X78

Stagecoach North East

Newcastle - Cowgate - Kenton Bar - Bank Foot - Airport - Ponteland/Darras Hall

Revised timetable:

New hourly late evening trips on service X78 will be introduced departing daily from Newcastle at 2110/2210/2310.  These new evening trips will be part funded by Nexus.

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