- (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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sunday, 7 February 2021: Route Q3 – Weekend Markets, Newcastle Quayside
UPDATE: (Monday 14 December 2020)
Go North East service Q3 (eastbound) will no longer serve Sandgate, during the weekend markets, passengers from the Law Courts will need to use City Road 15518 for services towards Wallsend
In order to facilitate weekend markets, Newcastle Quayside will be closed between Broad Chare and Sandhill from 8am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks commencing Saturday 5 December.
During the closures, Go North East service Q3 will divert via the Swirle, Sandgate, Milk Market and A186, serving stops on diversion and resuming normal (diverted route) at Pilgrim Street.
Service Q3 will be unable to serve stops at the Law Courts, Guildhall or the temporary stop on Dean Street (northbound stop) but will observe stops on the diversion.
Please note that services Q1/Q2 will operate via normal route so will continue to serve the Guildhall and (for Q1) the Dean Street temp stop.
- (approx) Sunday, 07 February 2021: Route 3 – Pancras Road, Sunderland
UPDATE: CLOSURE WILL BE OVERNIGHT AND NOT JUST DAYTIME AS PREVIOUSLY DISPLAYED -
From Monday 18 January, for approximately three weeks, Pancras Road, Sunderland will be closed for highway repairs.
Stagecoach service 3 buses will be diverted straight along Durham Road in both directions. As a result, buses will be unable to serve Plains Farm or Premier Road, although all stops will be observed along the line of the Durham Road diversionary route.
- (approx) Sunday, 7 February 2021: Routes 12 & 35A – Silksworth Road, Sunderland
From noon on Thursday 21 January for approximately two weeks, Silksworth Road, Sunderland will be closed to allow for repairs to unstable wall to take place.
Stagecoach service 12 and Go North East service 35A will divert via Silksworth Lane, (via The Cavalier Pub) and then Silksworth Lane to Roundabout at Warwick Terrace omitting Blind Lane and Silksworth Terrace.
- Routes 308 and 309 – The Links, Whitley Bay (southbound)
The Links at Whitley Bay will be closed southbound between 8:30am and 1pm on Sunday 24 January to allow essential utility works.
Southbound Arrive 308 services and Go North East 309 services will be affected as follows:
Arriva Service 308 and Go North East 309 will be unable to serve stops between Seaton Sluice Avenue and Whitley Bay Eastbourne Gardens. These buses will operate normal route to Seaton Sluice Avenue roundabout and will then divert via A190 The Avenue to Seaton Delaval, then A192, Earsdon Road and Monkseaton Drive to The Links and normal route.