- (approx) October 2021: Routes 79A & TB20 – Avenue Vivian/Lambton Lane/Rose Avenue, Fence Houses
Avenue Vivian at Fence Houses will be closed between Lambton Lane and Rose Avenue from Wednesday 13 May 2020 for approximately 18 months. The long-term closure is to allow construction and drainage works.
Nexus Services 79A (Go North East) and TB20 (Station Taxis) will divert from Station Avenue via Rose Avenue to Avenue Vivian, omitting Station Avenue North (28047) and Lambton Lane 28952.
Passengers should use Avenue Vivian or Station Avenue at Durham Street/St John’s Church.
- Covid-19 Social Distancing Measures – Houghton le Spring
Sunderland City Council have advised that, in line with police requirements, the following changes will be implemented from Friday 12 June in Houghton le Spring to facilitate social distancing measures.
• Newbottle Street to be made one way southbound
• No access from Wheler Street into Newbottle Street.
• Bus stop outside of Lloyds Bank suspended.
Bus services which normally travel northbound along The Broadway/Newbottle Street will operate via the established “Houghton Feast” diversion – via Hillside Way observing temporary stops adjacent to Lidl. Sunderland City Council will provide appropriate signage for the stops affected (31H07/08/09).
Customers from the suspended southbound stop (31H05) should use the next stop on The Broadway.
- Social Distancing Route changes: Routes 1, 30, 31, 36, 100, X24, X34 - Pilgrim Street/New Bridge Street, Newcastle
From Monday 20 July 2020 some bus services are being moved in advance of works to be undertaken by the City of Newcastle in relation to social distancing guidelines.
08NC80 Pilgrim St - Service 100 passengers should use the previous stop on Blackett Street. Services 1, 30 & 31 will now observe this stop.
08NC37 Pilgrim St - Services 1, 30 & 31 will move to the first bus stop on Pilgrim (outside the Stack).
08NC79 New Bridge St - Service 36 will move to the temporary bus stop on John Dobson St, next to the Laing Art Gallery.
08NC71 Pilgrim St - Service X24 & X34 will now travel north on Pilgrim St and are moved to the bus stop 08NC41 outside Virgin Money (on the opposite side of the road).
08NC41 Pilgrim St - Service X24 and X34 will also observe this bus stop.
- Social Distancing Measures: Grey Street, Newcastle – Routes Q1 and Q3 (Northbound)
Newcastle City Council have confirmed that Grey Street will become southbound only from Thursday 30 July in order to facilitate social distancing measures.
Go North East northbound Quaylink Q1 and Q3 services will be diverted as follows:
Service Q3 northbound will divert from Dean Street via Mosley Street, Swan House, Pilgrim Street, (serving 08NC41 - outside Virgin Money), then via New Bridge Street, John Dobson Street and normal route
Service Q1 will divert from Dean Street via Mosley Street, Swan House, Pilgrim Street, Market Street (where stops will be observed to set down passengers) then normal route.
- Social Distancing Measures: Jackson Street, Gateshead
Gateshead Council have confirmed that Jackson Street will be closed from Tuesday 04 August 2020 to allow social distancing measures to be put into place.
Go North East services will operate as follows:
Services from/to the south to use High West Street and observe stops at The Gloucester.
GNE Services 1A and 1B will use Charles Street, then left onto High Street.
GNE Services 53 and Q2 will omit High Street and use Lambton Street.
GNE Service 94 will divert via Lambton Street, Prince Consort Rd, Charles Street then left to High West Street in to the bus station.
- Routes 93 & Q1 – Hawks Road, Gateshead
Go North East Services Q1 and 93 are unable to serve their stops on Hawks Road.
Due to COVID-19 road layout changes at Eastgate, these services are diverted from Gateshead Interchange via High West Street, Charles Street, Felling by-pass, Albany Road and Quarryfield Road to normal routes.
Passengers should use stops on Mill Road (service Q1) or Saltmeadows Road (service 93).
The diversion will apply until further notice.
- (approx) March 2022: Routes 50 – Downhill Lane, West Boldon
Downhill Lane, West Boldon will be closed from Monday 14 September due to long-term works at A19/Downhill junction. The works may take longer than 18 months to complete.
During the closure, Go North Service 50 will divert via A19 and A184 in both directions omitting Downhill Lane. Passengers should use stops on Addison Road.
- (approx.) March 2021: Routes 5, 9, 26, 27 & H2 – A185 Albert Road Flyover, Hebburn, Jarrow
A185 Albert Road flyover will be closed for works from Sunday 18 October 2020 for approximately 20 weeks.
Go North East eastbound services 5, 9, 26, 27 and H2 are diverted as follows:
Services 5, 9, 26 and H2 towards Jarrow are diverted from Park Road via Kent Street, Croft Terrace and Monkton Terrace to Jarrow Bus Station.
Service 27 towards South Shields is diverted via Park Road then Kent Street etc to Jarrow Bus Station.
The northbound stop on Park Road (16099 - Mayfield Medical Centre) and eastbound stop on Albert Road (10540) will be out of use for the duration of the closure.
Diverted services will observe a temporary stop on Kent Street. Passengers should use this or Jarrow bus station.
- Thursday 21 January 2021 - (approx) Sunday 7 March 2021: Routes 12 & 35A – Silksworth Road, Sunderland
From noon on Thursday 21 January until approx 7 March, Silksworth Road, Sunderland will be closed to allow for repairs to unstable wall to take place.
Following feedback from local residents, diversion routes for the Stagecoach service 12 and Go North East service 35A have been amended:
Go North East and Nexus have altered the diversion on service 35A to better serve Silksworth. Buses from Sunderland towards Houghton-Le-Spring and Low Moorsley will observe normal route as far as Silksworth Terrace, then divert non-stop via Vicarage Road, Warwick Terrace and Silksworth Lane before resuming normal route at Silksworth Road. Buses towards Sunderland and Heworth will operate the reverse of this.
***UPDATE 17th February 2021***
Stagecoach have altered the diversion of service 12 to better serve Silksworth. Buses from Sunderland towards Doxford Park will operate from Silksworth Sainsburys towards Doxford Park via Silksworth Lane, Warwick Terrace, Millers Terrace, Blind Lane, Silksworth Terrace, Vicarage Farm Church View Terminus and then run non-stop via Silksworth Terrace, Blind Lane, Millers Terrace, Warwick Terrace and Silksworth Lane before continuing via normal route and stops from Silksworth Road to the Hall Farm terminus at Doxford Park. Buses from Doxford Park towards Silksworth and Sunderland will operate the reverse of this.
- (Approx) Friday 09 April 2021: Route 56 – Washington Road, Sunderland
The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 for 10 weeks (to approx Friday 9 April 2021) has resulted in Go North East service 56 being diverted.
The service 56 towards Concord will divert via Ferryboat Lane, Wessington Way, Sunderland Highway, Spire Road, to Glover Road and then normal route.
Service 56 to Sunderland is the reverse of the above.
Passengers should use the Connector Shuttle that operates between the Nightingale Vaccination Centre and Concord Bus Station to connect with the service 56 on normal route through Washington.
Due to new Traffic Management measures that are scheduled to be implemented on Monday 15th February 2021, the route of the Connector Shuttle will be revised to operate in a clockwise loop to serve International Drive, Nightingale Vaccination Centre and Nissan, Passengers at stops 23143 and 23145 on A1290 (Nissan) should board the shuttle at the stops on the opposite side.
- September 2022: Durham Bus Station Closure - Temporary Bus Stops
From Monday 15 February 2021, Durham Bus Station will be closed to allow demolition and redevelopment work to begin.
Whilst the bus station is closed, a range of new bus stops will be introduced on North Road and at Millburngate.
For list of alternative drop off/pick up locations - click on link to Durham County Council information here.
- Route 35 - Hetton Downs, Houghton le Spring
Go North East Service 35 will be unable to observe bus stops on Church Road, Low Downs Road and Lindsay Street between 9:30am & 12:30pm on Wednesday 3 March while Sunderland City Council install speed calming measures at Hetton Downs. Please catch your bus from the stop on Hetton Road during these times.
- Thursday 11th March: Routes 700, 701 & 702 – Sunderland University Transport Hub, Sunderland
Go North East services 700, 701, 702 will be unable to observe bus stop 24857 at Sunderland University Transport Hub on Clanny Street while essential works are carried out between Monday 8 March until Thursday 11 March. Please catch your bus from stop 24938 on Chester Road, opposite the Murray Library during this time.