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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. 



 


 

- 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.



 


 

- (approx) Monday, 26 July 2021: Routes R1 & R3 – Stargate Lane/Cushy Cow Lane/A695 (Southbound), Ryton

Stargate Lane in Ryton will be closed southbound between Cushy Cow Lane and A695 from Tuesday 1 June for up to 8 weeks.  This is to allow works on behalf of BT.
Services R1 and R3, operated on behalf of Nexus by Gateshead Central Taxis, will operate as follows:
Service R1 (Towards Blaydon) - Operate normal route to Stargate Lane/Cushy Cow Lane roundabout then divert non-stop back via Stargate Lane, Stella Road, Bridge Street to Blaydon Bus Station.
Service R3 (towards Blaydon/Rowlands Gill) - Operate normal route to Cushy Cow Lane/Stargate Lane roundabout then divert non-stop via Stargate Lane, Stella Road, Bridge Street to Blaydon Bus Station.

R1/R4 trips towards Clara Vale and R6 towards Ryton operate as normal.



 


 

- (approx) Sunday, 22 August 2021: Routes 8, 18/18A, 99, 135 & 136 – (Southbound) Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland

Please see upcoming additional articles on this page regards closures/alternative diversions for these and other services as the Sunderland City Runs Events take place on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June.

Sunderland City Council are to carry out essential bridge inspection and maintenance works on the Queen Alexandra Bridge from Monday 07 June 2021 to approx Sunday 22 August 2021. During this period all Southbound traffic will be diverted, Go North East (GNE) service 8, Stagecoach services 18/18A and Nexus secured services 99/135/136 (operated by Gateshead Central Taxis (GCT) and Go North East (GNE)) will divert as follows:

(GNE) Service 8 – Towards Sunderland PLI, divert after Alexandra Avenue along Camden Street Gyratory, A1290 Wessington Way, A1231 Northern Spire Bridge, Paul Watson Way, European Way, re-joining normal route at New Pallion Road.
Stop 24185 on Camden Street Gyratory will be unobserved, passengers advised to board at 24186.

Stagecoach services 18/18A – Towards Pallion and Gilley Law/Grangetown, divert after Southwick Green (Sunderland Road) along Church Bank, Northern Way, Camden Street Gyratory, A1290 Wessington Way, A1231 Northern Spire, Paul Watson Way, European Way, re-joining normal route at Pallion Subway.
Stop 24185 on Camden Street Gyratory will be unobserved, passengers advised to board at 24186. Stops 24363, 24364 on Pallion New Road will be unobserved. 

(GCT) service 99 – Towards Sunderland Royal Hospital and Plains Farm, divert after Alexandra Avenue along Camden Street Gyratory, A1290 Wessington Way, A1231 Northern Spire Bridge, Paul Watson Way, European Way, re-joining normal route at Pallion Subway.
Stop 24185 on Camden Street Gyratory will be unobserved, passengers advised to board at 24186. Stops 24363, 24364 on Pallion New Road will be unobserved. 

(GCT/GNE) service 135 – Towards Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland PLI, divert after Alexandra Avenue along Camden Street Gyratory, A1290 Wessington Way, A1231 Northern Spire Bridge, Paul Watson Way, European Way, re-joining normal route at Pallion Subway.
Stop 24185 on Camden Street Gyratory will be unobserved, passengers advised to board at 24186. Stops 24363, 24364 on Pallion New Road will be unobserved.

(GCT) service 136 – Towards Deptford and Sunderland PLI, divert after Southwick Sunderland Road along Stoney Lane, Mount Pleasant, Lilburn Place, A1290 Queens Road, A1290 Kier Hardy Way, A1290 Southwick Road, A1018 North Bridge Street, A1018 Wearmouth Bridge, West Weir Street, re-joining normal route at Bedford Street.
Due to the extent of the diversion stops 24185 on Camden Street Gyratory and 24396, 24397, 24398, 24399 on Pallion New Road will be unobserved.

Note for services 135 and 136 alternative diversions will be in place on Sunday 20 June 2021 ONLY as the Queen Alexandra Bridge will be open for Southbound traffic but closed for Northbound. This is due to mitigation measures enforced by the Council with the additional closure of the Wearmouth Bridge as the Sunderland City Runs Event takes place. It is anticipated that conflicting movements at the northern and southern ends of Queen Alexandra Bridge will be eased. 



 


 

- (approx) Sunday, 15 August 2021: Route 49C – Derwentwater Road/Johnson Street/Yetholm Road, Gateshead

Johnson Street, Gateshead will be closed from Monday 7 June 2021 for approximately 10 weeks for Northumbrian Water works.
During the closure Go North East service 49C will omit Derwentwater Road/Johnson Street/Yetholm Road and instead divert via Clockmill Road & Team Street.



 


 

- Wednesday, 23 June 2021: Route 168 – Robin Lane, East Rainton

Wednesday 12 June 2021: Route 168 – Robin Lane, East Rainton
Robin Lane at East Rainton will be closed between the A690 and Quarry House Lane on Tuesday 22 June and Wednesday 23 June between 8am and 6pm, during these times Gateshead Central Taxis service 168 will divert as follows:
Towards East Rainton - service will be unaffected.
Towards Easington Lane - divert after Durham Road along Corrighan Terrace, Meadow Street, Lloyd Avenue, School Road, Quarry House Lane, re-joining normal route at Hazard Lane.
Due to the extent of the closure the service will be unable to observe ‘hail and ride’ along Hedgelea Road and Robin Lane. Passengers are advised to please catch the bus from Meadow Street.



 


 

- Tuesday, 29 June 2021: Route 168 – Durham Road, East Rainton

Durham Road in East Rainton will be closed between A690/Corrighan Terrace and Handley Crescent (near the Highfield Hotel) on Thursday 24 June, Friday 25 June, Monday 28 June and Tuesday 29 June between 8am and 6pm, Gateshead Central Taxis service 168 will operate as follows:
Towards East Rainton - divert after Quarry House Land along School Road to Corrighan Terrace.
Towards Easington Lane - divert after Corrighan Terrace along Meadow Street, Hedgelea Road, re-joining normal route at Robin Lane.
Due to the extent of the closure service 168 will be unable to observe South Street and all stops on Durham Road between South Street and Corrighan Terrace. To maintain service provision for passengers in East Rainton, passengers are advised to please catch the bus as ‘hail and ride’ from School Road.



 


 

- Friday, 25 June 2021: Route 135 – Silksworth Row (Westbound), Sunderland

Due to the Westbound closure of Silksworth Row in Sunderland on Thursday 24 June from 8:00pm to Friday 25 June at 5:00am, Nexus secured service 135 operated by Gateshead Central Taxis will divert as follows:
Towards Witherwack - divert after A183 St Marys Way along A183 St Michaels Way, A183 Chester Road, A183 The Royalty, A183 Western Hill, St Marks Road, Hylton Road, re-joining normal route at A1231 Trimdon Street.
Passengers wishing to board service at Silksworth Row (stop no 24s33) are advised to board at St Marys Boulevard (stop 24s34).
 



 


 

- Tuesday, 29 June 2021: Routes 8 and 135 – Stockton Road, Sunderland City Centre

Stockton Road in Sunderland City Centre will be closed from 7pm on Monday 28 June to 4:30am on Tuesday 29 June 2021, Nexus secured services 8 and 135 (operated by Gateshead Central Taxis) will divert as follows:
Service 8: Towards The Docks divert after St Michaels Ways along Priestman Roundabout, Thornhill Cres, Tunstall Road, Belvedere Road, Park Road, re-joining normal route at Burdon Road.
Due to the extent of the closure the stop on Stockton Road near the Trinity Church will be unserved. Passengers are advised to catch the bus from the stop on Borough Road outside The Jameson Public House.

Service 135: Towards Southwick divert after Park Lane Interchange along Stockton Road, Mary Street, Priestman Roundabout, Thornhill Cres, Tunstall Road, Belvedere Road, Park Road, re-joining normal route at Burdon Road.
Due to the extent of the closure the stop on Stockton Road near the Trinity Church will be unserved. Passengers are advised to catch the bus from Sunderland Park Lane Interchange.



 


 

- Friday, 9 July 2021: Routes 37 and 73 – Coach Road Estate, Usworth

Coach Road Estate in Usworth will be closed for resurfacing works from Wednesday 7 July to Friday 9 July 2021 between 8am and 6pm, during this time Nexus secured services 37 and 73 (operated by Gateshead Central Taxis) will divert as follows:
Service 37: Towards Coach Road Estate divert after Concord Bus Station along Victoria Road, Heworth Road, Coach Road to Coach Road Estate (North-East Side)
Service 73: Towards Concord and Sunderland divert after Coach Road Estate (North-East Side) along Heworth Road, Victoria Road to Concord Bus Station
Due to the extent of the closures the services will be unable to serve the Coach Road Estate (South and West Side) bus stops 23023, 20324 and 23025. 
Passengers are advised to catch the bus from either the eastbound bus stop 23018 near number 82, or 23022 at the junction of Heworth Road near the Awan Convenience Store.



 


 

- Sunday, 18 July 2021: Routes 10, 39, 40, X82 & 685 – (Westbound) A69 West Road/Lemington Road Ends, Newcastle

On Saturday 17 July 2021, the A69 West Road (westbound) will be closed between 7pm (overnight) until 7am the following morning, between its junctions with A69 and Lemington Road Ends. The temporary road closures are necessary for routine maintenance and inspection works.  

During the closure Stagecoach services 10, 39, 40, X82 and 675 will operate as follows:
As and when these closures are in place, westbound bus services will run as normal along West Road to A1 Roundabout, at which point they will then divert and run via A1 (northbound) to Stamfordham Road Interchange (B6234) along West Denton Way and Hillhead Road, before re-joining their normal routes at Hillhead Parkway (service 40), A69 Westbound (services X82, 685), or Union Hall Road (services 10 and 39). 

Eastbound buses will follow this diversionary route in reverse.  
Due to the diversion, diverted services will not be able to serve any stops on West Road between A1 roundabout and Lemington Road Ends (the stops at Ramparts, Avalon Drive, Lemington Road Ends slip road, The Burnside or South View). However, diverted services will observe bus stops along Hillhead Road (so as to provide alternate local facilities to/from that area).



 


 

Service noDetailsEffective fromTimetable
D1

Newcastle - Chester-le-Street Riverside
Operated by Go North East
Special 1 day service

Timetable PDF
700

Sunderland – City Campus – St Peter's Campus - Sunderland
Operated by Go North East
Service 701/702 withdrawn, Summer timetable 700

Timetable PDF
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