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Monday, 19 April 2021 - (Approx) Monday 26 April 2021: Route SNS – Washington Road, Sunderland

The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 to approx Monday 26 April 2021 has resulted in the revised SNS service (operated by Gateshead Central Taxis) being diverted.

The service will divert as follows:

From Sunderland PLI towards Nightingale Hospital divert via Ethel Terrace, Fawcett Terrace, Barrons Quay Road, A1231 Wessington Way, A19 North, A1290 Downhill Lane, A1290 Washington Road, International Drive to Nightingale Hospital. 

Return from Nightingale Hospital towards Sunderland PLI divert via International Drive, A1290 Washington Road, Cherry Blossom Way, Nissan Way, A1231 Sunderland Highway, A1231 Wessington Way, Barrons Quay Road, Fawcett Terrace, re-joining normal route at Ethel Terrace.

Note bus stops on Hylton Castle, Ferryboat Lane (23820/23821) will be unobserved during this diversion.
 

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- (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.



 


 

- (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) Monday 26 April 2021: Route 56 – Washington Road, Sunderland

The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 to approx Monday 26 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. 

***UPDATE BELOW***
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.



 


 

- Monday, 19 April 2021 - Monday 26 April 2021: Route SNS – Washington Road, Sunderland

The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 to Monday 26 April 2021 has resulted in the revised Sunderland Nightingale Service (SNS) being diverted.
The SNS service towards the Nightingale Hospital will divert as follows:
From Sunderland Park Lane Interchange towards Nightingale Hospital - divert via Ethel Terrace, Fawcett Terrace, Barrons Quay Road, A1231 Wessington Way, A19 North, A1290 Downhill Lane, A1290 Washington Road, International Drive to Nightingale Hospital. 
Return from Nightingale Hospital towards Sunderland Park Lane Interchange - divert via International Drive, A1290 Washington Road, Cherry Blossom Way, Nissan Way, A1231 Sunderland Highway, A1231 Wessington Way, Barrons Quay Road, Fawcett Terrace, re-joining normal route at Ethel Terrace.
Note bus stops on Hylton Castle, Ferryboat Lane (23820/23821) will be unobserved during this diversion.



 


 

- Monday, 19 April 2021 - Friday, 7 May 2021: Barras Bridge, Newcastle – Bus Diversions

Each evening from Monday, 19 April 2021 for a three week period (excluding Saturdays and Monday 3 May Bank Holiday) buses will be diverted as Barras Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7pm until 6am the next morning:

Phase 1: Monday, 19 April 2021 to Friday, 23 April 2021 – closure of Percy Street and St Marys’ Place junctions
Stagecoach services 10, 11, 30, 31, 36, X47, X77, X78, X87, X88  
Arriva services 43, 44, 45, 46, 51, 52, 54, 55, 306, 307, X9, X10, X11, X15, X18, X21, X22
Go North East services 21, 25, 28, 28B, 309, 310, 311, Q3, X1, X9, X10, X10E, X21, X31, X70, X71

Phase 2: Sunday, 25 April 2021 to Friday, 30 April 2021 – closure of Claremont Road, Great North Road junctions
Stagecoach services 10, 11, 30, 31, X47, X77, X78, X87, X88 
Arriva services, 43, 44, 45, 46, 54, 55, X9, X10, X11, X15, X18, X21, X22
Go North East services Q3

Phase 3: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 to Friday, 7 May 2021 – closure of Barras Bridge
Stagecoach services 10, 11, 30, 31, X47, X77, X78, X87, X88  
Arriva services 43, 44, 45, 46, 54, 55, X9, X10, X11, X18, X21, X22
Go North East services Q3



 


 

Service noDetailsEffective fromTimetable
900/901

Airport - Regent Centre/Pelaw
Operated by Go North East
Metro Bus Replacement

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