- (approx) December 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 (Gateshead Central Taxis) 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.
- Friday, 24 December 2021: Routes Scholars 134 & M71 – Station Road, Kenton Bank Foot
From Monday 6 December 2021 to Friday 24 December 2021 Station Rod is closed to through traffic due to gas main replacement.
Diversion information for service M71
Towards Westerhope – Bus to depart Tesco and then operate via Brunton Lane and Tudor Way as normal then divert non-stop via Ponteland Road, A1 roundabout and A696, then resume normal route from Newbiggin Lane.
Towards Kingston Park – Buses depart Westerhope and operate as normal through to Newbiggin Lane and then divert non-stop via A696 and Ponteland Road to Tudor Way and then resume normal route to Kingston Park Tesco.
Scholars 134 will undertake same diversion.
- Wednesday, 8 December 2021: Routes 18, 23 & E6 – Fulwell Road, Fulwell, Sunderland
From Monday 6 December 2021 for an estimated two days buses are diverted due to Gas Works on Fulwell Road adjacent to The Cambridge Public House, Fulwell, Sunderland. Stagecoach services 18, 23 & E6 will operate as follows:
Service 18 trips from City Centre towards Seaburn will operate from Wheatsheaf via Roker Avenue, Ripon Street, Roker Baths Road and then via normal route.
Service 23 trips from City Centre towards Dene Estate will operate from Wheatsheaf via Roker Avenue, Ripon Street, Roker Baths Road, Roker Park Road, Side Cliff Road and then resume normal routes on upper Fulwell Road.
Service E6 trips from Sunderland towards Seaburn and South Shields will operate from North Bridge Street via Newcastle Road, Charlton Road, Station Road, Dene Lane, and then via normal route.
Buses will observe stop on diversion.
- Saturday, 11 December 2021: Whitley Bay Winterheart Event - Bus service changes
to facilitate Whitley Bay Winterheart event between Friday, 3 December and Saturday, 11 December bus aervices through Whitley Bay town centre will be disrupted from Friday 3rd December 2021 for several days due the event.
On various days different roads are closed.
Thursday 9th December
Park View closed 1615 – 1845 (between junctions of Norham Road & Marine Avenue):
Towards Whitley Bay routes operate as normal to Park View/Marine Avenue and the divert (right) Marine Avenue, (left) Norham Road and then resume normal route from Park View.
From Whitley Bay routes depart Whitley Bay Metro/Whitley Road HSBC as normal then divert (right) onto Park Avenue, Park Road, then (left at Playhouse) Marine Avenue and (right) onto Ilfracombe Gardens and resume normal route/timetable.
Towards Whitley Bay route operates as normal to Front Street and then divert (right) onto Norham Road then resume normal route from Park View.
From Whitley Bay route departs Whitley Bay Metro/Whitley Road and operates via Park View as normal and then diverts (left) onto Norham Road before resuming normal route from Front Street.
Friday 10th December
Station Road/Victoria Terrace (Whitley Bay Metro) closed 1600 - 1830:
Towards Whitley Bay routes operate as normal to Whitley Road / St Paul’s and then divert (left) onto Park Avenue, setting down all passengers at Sainsbury’s Local. Then (right) onto York Road and take layover.
From Whitley Bay depart York Road at scheduled departure time from Metro, (right) onto Oxford Street and (right) onto Whitley Road then resume normal route/stops/times from HSBC.
Saturday 11th December
Whitley Road closed 1600 – 1900 (between Park Avenue – Oxford Street)
Towards Whitley Bay all routes operate as normal to Whitley Road / St Paul’s and then divert (left) onto Park Avenue, setting down on request at Sainsbury’s Local. Then (right) onto York Road, (right) onto Oxford Street and (left) onto Whitley Road, resuming normal route to Whitley Bay Metro.
From Whitley Bay Metro operate via Victoria Terrace as normal then divert via Oxford Street, (left) York Road (serving 05W22 – Whitley Bay Library), (left) Park Avenue then (right) Whitley Road from where normal routes resumed.
11 (GCT) / 51 (ANE)
Towards Whitley Bay operate to Park Avenue (Sainsbury’s Local) and set-down as normal. Then continue on Park Avenue, Park Road (right) onto Marine Avenue, (right) onto Promenade A193, (right) onto Park Avenue.
From Whitley Bay depart from 05W01 (Maughan’s) then continue ahead on Park Avenue, (right) onto Whitley Road and resume normal routes.