Service Status

No disruptions

5 June 2017 - until spring 2018; Routes 306, 308, 310, 392 and W3 – Norham Road, North Shields

Norham Road bridge, North Shields (across the Coast Road) is closed until spring 2018 to be rebuilt.  Routes 310 and W3 are operating revised routes and timetable, available by clicking on the links below.  Buses are non-stop between Formica and Dunelm in both directions. Routes 306, 308 and 392 may at times be subject to short-term diversions; details will be provided here if this happens.

17 July 2017 - 28 July 2017: Routes 42, 42A & 51 in Battle Hill and Wallsend (evenings)

Station Road, Wallsend, will be closed at East Benton Rise between 8pm and 6am each night from Monday, 17 July, to Friday, 28 July, for road works near the new development.  Routes 42, 42A will be unable to serve Cross Avenue, Wiltshire Drive, Station Road North, Whitley Road (eastern end) and Benton ASDA.  These services will divert between Devonshire Gardens and Benton Station Road via Coast Road, Red Hall Drive, Coach Lane and Front Street (western end) in both directions.  Route 51 will be unable to serve Coast Road (between Red Hall Drive and Station Road), Wiltshire Gardens, Wiltshire Drive and Station Road North.  Please use the nearest alternative stop, or alternative services.

17 July 2017 - 19 July 2017: Routes 22, 306 & 308 - A19/A1058 Coast Road Roundabout, Silverlink Slip Roads (Eastbound)

Due to the ongoing A19/A1058 Coast Road Roundabout works, the slip road at Silverlink (Eastbound) will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 17 July to Wednesday 19 July.
Arriva services 306 and 308 and Stagecoach service 22 will be operating as follows:
Passengers who use Arriva services 306 and 308 and normally use the Silverlink stops will need to use the next or previous stops (Coast Road at Norham Road or Willington Square).
Stagecoach service 22 will divert away from the Silverlink Roundabout and travel up Churchill Street via the Jolly Bowman, along Middle Engine Lane and into the north side of Silverlink. All buses will turn at Osprey Drive roundabout and observe the stops outside the Volkswagen and Citroen dealerships before returning to the northern end of Silverlink and on towards Cobalt Park, re-joining the normal route.

17 July 2017 - 21 July 2017: Routes 22, 306 & 308 - A19/A1058 Coast Road Roundabout, Silverlink Slip Roads (Westbound)

Due to the ongoing A19/A1058 Coast Road Roundabout works, the slip road at Silverlink (Westbound) will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July.
Arriva services 306 and 308 and Stagecoach service 22 will be operating as follows:
Passengers who use Arriva services 306 and 308 and normally use the Silverlink stops will need to use the next or previous stops (Coast Road at Norham Road or Willington Square).
Stagecoach service 22 will divert away from the Silverlink Roundabout and travel up Churchill Street via the Jolly Bowman, along Middle Engine Lane and into the north side of Silverlink. All buses will turn at Osprey Drive roundabout and observe the stops outside the Volkswagen and Citroen dealerships before returning to the northern end of Silverlink and on towards Cobalt Park, re-joining the normal route.

20 July 2017 - March 2018: Routes 18, 18, 18A, 38, 54, 118, X7, X8 and X63 – Killingworth Road and West Farm Avenue, Newcastle

From Thursday 20 July, Killingworth Road, Gosforth, will be closed to all traffic between South Gosforth Roundabout and West Farm Avenue until March 2018 whilst work takes place to widen the road and replace the Metro Bridge.  Arriva routes 54, X7 & X8, Nexus/Central Taxis routes 18 & 18A, and Stagecoach routes 18, 38, 118 & X63 will be diverted via Four Lane Ends.  Details of the alternative routes and stopping locations are set out on the attached file.  Please note that some of these services will also operate to a revised timetable.

21 July 2017 - 2017 Sunderland Air Show - additional and diverted bus routes

Friday, 21 July

Buses through Roker and Seaburn will not be able to serve most of Roker Avenue or Harbour View, Roker Terrace, Park Parade and Whitburn Road from around noon.   Route 18 will be unable to serve Sea Lane, Seaburn Terrace or Whitburn Road.  Services will instead operate direct to/from Sea Road and Park Avenue.  Route E1 will run from Roker Avenue (west end) via Fulwell Road link road, Roker Baths Road, Roker Park Road, Park Avenue, Chichester Road, Mere Knolls Road, Lowry Road, Whitburn Bents Road. Southbound buses will run from Whitburn Bents Road via Lowry Road, Princes Avenue, Sea Lane, Park Avenue, Roker Park Road, Roker Baths Road, Fulwell Road link road, then normal route.  Northbound route E2 will divert from Sea Road via Mere Knolls Road, Lowry Road and Whitburn Bents Road. Southbound E2 will run from Whitburn Bents Road via Lowry Road, Princes Avenue, Chichester Road.  Northbound route E6 will divert from Dykelands Road via Lowry Road and Whitburn Bents Road. Southbound E6 will run from Whitburn Bents Road via Lowry Road and Dykelands Road.  From noon route 558 will miss stops on Whitburn Road, running instead  via Lowry Road, Seafields and back to normal route on Dykelands Road.  From 11:30am route 700 from Park Lane will operate to the top of Harbour View and turn back towards Sunderland at the roundabout, missing out Pier View and Marine Walk.

After the events have ended, customers for South Shields are advised to use the bus stops on Whitburn Bents Road, near to South Bents Estate for routes E1, E2, E6. Customers towards Sunderland City Centre are advised to catch routes E1 or E2 from Sea Lane (Recreation Ground), or route E6 from Dykelands Road (TA Centre).  A park and ride service will also operate from Stadium of Light to the seafront.

Saturday and Sunday 22-23 July 

Special route 510 will operate every few minutes from Sunderland City Centre (Fawcett Street), Wheatsheaf, Stadium of Light Metro, Seaburn Metro and Sunderland Airshow (Recreation Ground).  Route 700 from Park Lane will also operate to the top of Harbour View, near the marina.  Park and ride services are also operating from Stadium of Light, Fulwell Quarry and Downhill Sports Complex.

From 10:30am to 6:30pm routes E1 and E6 will operate between South Shields Market and Seaburn Camp (Whitburn Bents Road) ONLY. Route E2 will run via normal route from South Shields to Whitburn and then via Front Street, Sunderland Road, Shields Road and Newcastle Road.  Northbound buses will stop outside Fulwell Grange Hotel on Newcastle Road, and not the Charlton Road bus stop; these buses will not serve the southern section of Lizard Lane but will instead run via Kitchener Road and the A183 (Coast Road, Mill Lane and East Street).  Until 10:30am, and after 6:30pm routes E1, E2 and E6 will all run to Sunderland using the same diversion as Friday.

Routes 18 will operate via normal route to Station Road, then via Dene Lane, Dykelands Road, Princes Avenue, Sea Lane, Park Avenue, then normal route.  Buses will not serve Seaburn Hotel or Morrisons.  Route 23 will not serve Seaburn Seafront, diverting via Dykelands Road, Princes Avenue and Sea Lane to terminate on Chichester Road. Buses will return via Chichester Road, Mere Knolls Road, Dykelands Road, Dovedale Road, then via normal route. On Saturday 25 July, Service 23 will terminate as normal in Dene Estate, and not serve the Airshow. Route 558 will operate through to Seaburn Morrisons along Bents Road/Whitburn Road and turn at Whitburn Road/Lowry Road roundabout.  Journeys towards Boldon/Heworth will start from Seaburn Camp.

22 July 2017 - 2017 Northern Pride Parade – Newcastle City Centre

The Northern Pride Parade will take place in Newcastle City Centre on Saturday, 22 July, between around 11:45am and 2pm. Most bus routes in the city centre will be diverted to allow the parade to pass - as around 10,000 people are expected it could take just over an hour to pass each location on a route from St Mary's Place (Civic Centre) to Monument, along Blackett Street then past Haymarket to Exhibition Park. Buses will be unable to serve Blackett Street (old Eldon Square), Eldon Square Bus Station and Haymarket Bus Station at these times - as a result: * Buses to/from the Great North Road/Coast Road will terminate and start on Sandyford Road (Northumbria University); * Buses to/from Gateshead via Redheugh Bridge/Scotswood Road will terminate on Clayton Street and start from Newgate Street (Wilkinson's); * Buses to/from Tyne Bridge will terminate on John Dobson Street and start from Pilgrim Street; * Routes which cross the city via Blackett Street will be diverted via Market Street. Passengers travelling at the above times are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to consult the operator or their driver for individual services.

Service no Details Effective from Timetable
18

Four Lane Ends -
Freeman Hospital -
Byker/Walker
18A Withdrawn
Stagecoach &
Gateshead Central Taxis
Revised Route & Timetable

Thursday, 20 July 2017 Timetable PDF 18
54

Newcastle - Killingworth -
Shiremoor - Whitley Bay
Arriva
Revised Route & Timetable

Thursday, 20 July 2017 Timetable PDF 54
118

Four Lane Ends -
BT Call Centre
Four Lane Ends
Stagecoach
New Service

Thursday, 20 July 2017 Timetable PDF 118
X7/X8

Newcastle - Cramlington /
Seaton Delaval -
Blyth
Arriva
Revised Route & Timetable

Thursday, 20 July 2017 Timetable PDF X7/X8
X63

Newcastle - Killingworth
Stagecoach
Revised Route & Timetable

Thursday, 20 July 2017 Timetable PDF X63
A1

Sunderland – Seaburn Park
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Friday, 21 July 2017 Timetable PDF A1
PR3

Stadium of Light – Roker/Seaburn Park
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Friday, 21 July 2017 Timetable PDF PR3
510

Sunderland – Seaburn
Stagecoach
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF 510
558

Cotswolds Estate – Seaburn Camp
Gateshead Central Taxis
Revised Route for Sunderland Air Show

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF 558
A2

Washington – Seaburn Park
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF A2
E1/E2/E6

South Shields - Whitburn - Sunderland
Stagecoach
Revised Routes & Timetables
for Sunderland Air Show

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF E1/E2/E6
PR1

Downhill – Seaburn Park
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF PR1
PR2

Fulwell Quarry – Seaburn Park
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF PR2
PR4

Sunderland – Roker
Go North East
Sunderland Air Show Shuttle

Saturday, 22 July 2017 Timetable PDF PR4
2/2A

Vicarage Farm Est - Sunderland -
Barnwell/Harraton -
Washington
Go North East

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 2/2A
8/8X

Sunderland - South Hylton
Stagecoach &
Compass Community Transport
Revised Route & Timetables

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 8/8X
10/10A/10B/10X

Newcastle – Blaydon – Hexham/
Rockwood Hill Estate –
Blackhall Mill/Prudhoe
Go North East
Revised Timetables

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 10/10A/10B/10X
45/45E/46

Newcastle - Consett
Go North East
Revised Timetables

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 45/45E/46
46

Newcastle General Hospital/
Newcastle City Centre -
Brunton Park -
Newcastle Great Park
Arriva
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 46
52

Newcastle - Cramlington/
Ashington/Newbiggin
Arriva
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 52
53/54

Newcastle - Saltwell Park
Go North East
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 53/54
81/82/83/83A/84

Birtley/Rickelton -
Washington -
Concord/Heworth
Go North East
Revised Service No's,
Routes & Timetables

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 81/82/83/83A/84
85/86

Waterview Park /
Columbia -
Washington - Concord
Go North East
Revised Routes & Timetables

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 85/86
90

Winlaton - Metrocentre -
Team Valley
Go North East & Jim Hughes
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 90
553

Battle Hill - Wallsend -
Freeman Hospital -
Regent Centre
Arriva

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 553
554

Newcastle - Regent Centre -
Quorum Business Park
Go North East
Service Withdrawn

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 554
555

Regent Centre -
Four Lane Ends -
Quorum Business Park
Arriva
Revised Route & Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 555
643

Watergate Estate -
Whickham -
Metrocentre
Stanley Taxis
Change of Operator &
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 643
982

Concord - Sulgrave -
Stephenson Ind. Est
Go North East
Service Withdrawn

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF 982
M6/M7M8

Annfield Plain -
Burnopfield/Tanfield -
Metrocentre
Go North East
M8 Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF M6/M7/M8
S1

Metrocentre - Retail Park
Go North East
Service Withdrawn
See X66

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF S1
X1/X1A

Newcastle -
Houghton-le-Spring -
Easington Lane
Go North East
X1 Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF X1/X1A
X12

Newcastle-Durham/Middlesbrough
Arriva
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF X12
X21

Newcastle - Durham -
Bishop Auckland
Go North East
Revised Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF X21
X66

Gateshead - Metrocentre /
Metrocentre Retail Park
Go North East
Revised Route & Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF X66
X84/X85

Newcastle - Wylam/Horsley -
Hexham/Newbrough
X84 Revised Timetable
X85 Revised Rout3 & Timetable

Sunday, 23 July 2017 Timetable PDF X84/X85
10/11

South Shields - Biddick Hall /
Horsley Hill - Jarrow
Stagecoach
Reverts to Normal Route
Following Roadworks

Monday, 24 July 2017 Timetable PDF 10/11
X20

South Shields - Fellgate
Stagecoach
Reverts to Normal Route
Following Roadworks

Monday, 24 July 2017 Timetable PDF X20
900

Four Lane Ends - Regent Centre
Metro Replacement Service
until 12/08/17

Monday, 31 July 2017 Timetable PDF 900
900

Shiremoor - Regent Centre
Metro Replacement Service
from 12/08/17

Saturday, 12 August 2017 Timetable PDF 900