Important information - From Monday 15 June, Haymarket bus station will be for boardings only.
This means that instead of getting off your bus at Haymarket bus station, you will get off at the previous stop – which will be on St Mary’s Place, Barras Bridge or St Thomas Street.
You can get on your bus at Haymarket bus station as normal.
This is to make your bus journey more covid secure, so that passengers leaving buses don’t come into contact with those waiting for them.
- (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.
- May 2021: Routes 49C & 64 – Johnson Street, Gateshead
Johnson Street, Gateshead, will be closed until May 2021 to facilitate works on behalf of Northumbria Water.
Go North East 49C & 64 services will divert as follows:
Service 49C (returning to service on 1st June) will divert from Ellison Road roundabout via Clockmill Road and Team Street in both directions.
Service 64 (return to service TBA) will divert from Askew Road via Askew Road West to Rose Street and normal route.
- Bus route changes – Vine Place and Holmeside, Sunderland
Sunderland City Council have advised that, in line with police requirements, changes to routes and stops will be necessary in order to implement social distancing measures on Vine Place and Holmeside and will apply from 6pm on Friday 12th June.
Eastbound Closure of Vine Place and Holmeside
The eastbound stops (24S27/24S28/24S29) will be suspended with buses diverted via Stockton Road (temp stop near Age Concern) and Burdon Road re-joining normal routes and stops at Borough Road/Fawcett Street.
Westbound stops relocated
Westbound, the two stops outside the market entrance will be suspended and services relocated to temporary stops west of Crowtree Road (near Hayes Travel/Aphrodite).
Services from 24S24 (2, 2A, 8, 16, 39, 39A, 136, X24, x24A) will observe Temporary Stop A
Services from 24S40 (10, 11, 20, 700, 702) will observe Temporary Stop B
- 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.
- UPDATE: Social Distancing Measures – Park View, Whitley Bay: Routes 51, W1 & W2
UPDATE: With effect from Tuesday 14 July 2020, North Tyneside Council have confirmed that Park View, Whitley Bay, will be closed between Norham Road and Marine Avenue each Saturday to facilitate social distancing measures in the town centre.
Please see attached diversion information for Nexus secured services 51, W1 and W2.
- Social Distancing Measures Beverley Terrace/Grand Parade (southbound), Tynemouth: Routes 1A, 1B, 306
North Tyneside Council have confirmed that, in order to facilitate social distancing measures in Tynemouth, Beverley Terrace/Grand Parade will become northbound only between Marden Avenue and Front Street from Wednesday 1st July 2020.
Southbound Go North East services 1A/1B and Arriva service 306 will divert as follows:
Go North East services 1A/1B towards Metrocentre will be unable to serve Beach Road and Grand Parade. These buses will divert via Broadway and Percy Park to normal route at Percy Park Road.
Arriva service 306 from Whitley Bay to Newcastle will run via Broadway then perform a clockwise loop of Percy Park, Percy Park Road and the A193 before re-joining their normal route on King Edward Road. The short journeys from Tynemouth to Newcastle will start from the last stop on Grand Parade then run via Beach Road, Broadway and perform a clockwise loop of Percy Park, Percy Park Road and the A193 before re-joining their normal route on King Edward Road. All northbound journeys continue to run via their normal routes. 306 will serve stops on Broadway whilst on diversion.
- Social Distancing Measures: Jackson Street, Gateshead
Gateshead Council have confirmed that Jackson Street will be closed from Monday 27 July 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.
- Friday, 17 July 2020: Routes 8 – Woodland Drive/Killingworth Drive, Springwell, Sunderland
Woodland Drive and Killingworth Drive, Sunderland will be closed for carriageway repairs from Wednesday 8 July to Friday 17th July.
Stagecoach service 8 and Nexus (Gateshead Central Taxis) service 8 will divert as follows:
During the period of the closures, service 8 buses (operated by Stagecoach and Gateshead Central Taxis) towards Sunderland City Centre, will have no option but to divert via Chester Road and the full length of Woodville Crescent, mirroring the route of buses heading away from the City Centre.
As a result, buses will be unable to serve their normal stops along Wavendon Crescent, Woodland Drive or Killingworth Drive. Buses will however, serve bus stops along the line of the diversionary route.
- Tuesday, 14 July 2020: Routes 18 and 38 – Freeman Road/Benton Park Road, Newcastle
On Monday, 13 July and Tuesday 14 July Freeman Road at the junction with Benton Park Road will be closed for highway works.
Stagecoach Service 38 will divert directly via Benton Park Rd to Four Lane Ends and service 18 will continue to West Farm Ave and normal route at Salters Lane. Return routes are the above reversed.