Service status

5 June 2017 - summer 2018: Routes 306, 308, 310, 392 and W3 – Norham Road Bridge, North Shields

Norham Road bridge in North Shields is closed for rebuilding until summer 2018.  Routes 310 and W3 are operating to revised routes and timetables, please click on the links below for details.  Routes 306, 308 and 392 may also at times be subject to diversions for short periods; details will be provided here if this is needed.


7 November 2017 - August 2018: Routes 56 and 56A at Barmston, Washington

Bus stops on Cherry Blossom Way and Nissan Way in Barmston, Washington, will be out of use until August 2018 for road improvements.  The early morning routes 56 and 56A which normally operate via this route are diverted from Washington Road via Spire Road (Peel retail park), turning at Macdonalds roundabout and resuming normal route on Spire Road.  These buses are unable to serve Cherry Blossom Way, Nissan Way, Pattinson Interchange and their first northbound stop on Spire Road but will call at all stops along the diversion.


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

Killingworth Road, Gosforth, is closed between South Gosforth Roundabout and West Farm Avenue until summer 2018 to widen the road.  Routes 18, 18A, 38, 54, 118, X7, X8 & X63 are diverted via Four Lane Ends.  Details of routes and alternative stops are set out on the attached file.  Please note some routes also operate to a revised timetable.


26 March 2018 - 22 April 2018: Routes 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20/20A, 23, 35, 56, X20, E1, E2 and E6 – North Bridge Street Bus Lanes, Sunderland

The bus lane on North Bridge Street, Sunderland, is closed for realignment between Wheatsheaf and Dundas Street, with stops at Wheatsheaf out of use as a result.  Buses are also unable to serve stops at Salvation Army on Roker Avenue, or Bonnersfield on Dame Dorothy Street.  Passengers travelling towards Sunderland City Centre on services 3, 4, 12, 13 or 16  should use the stop outside the Health Centre on Dundas Street (opposite the Stagecoach depot gates).  Passengers travelling towards the city centre on Stagecoach services 23, 18, E1, E2 or E6 and Go North East services 9, 20/20A, 35, 36, 56 & X20 should use the stops on either Lower Dundas Street or outside the Health Centre on Dundas Street.


9 April 2018 - 18 May 2018: Route 686 at Crawcrook, Wylam and Prudhoe

Crawcrook Lane - the road linking Crawcrook and Wylam - is closed at Bradley Mill Riding Centre until Friday 18 May for  widening.  Route 686 is split with the main service operating between Hexham and Wylam only, turning at Woodcroft Road.  An additional shuttle bus 686 operates between Crawcrook cross-roads and Castle Road, Prudhoe via the normal route. 

People travelling between Ovingham/Wylam and Prudhoe are advised to use the X84 or 686 on the north side of the river, walk across the bridge from Ovingham to Prudhoe station and take the 10B into the town centre.


18 April 2018 - 23 April 2018: Routes 12 and 12A (westbound) at Scotswood Road/Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle

Scotswood Road will be closed westbound, adjacent to Newcastle Business Park, from 7pm to 5am for five nights from Wednesday, 18 April, for resurfacing.  Routes 12 and 12A towards Blaydon will be diverted via the Business Park at these times, observing all stops.


23 April 2018 - 02 May 2018: Routes 8 and E2 – Station Road, Shields Shields

From Monday 23 April for up to 8 days Station Road, South Shields will be closed.
Services 8 and E2 towards the town centre will be diverted via Tudor Road and Commercial Road and then normal route after the Coronation Street roundabout.


29 April 2018 - Routes 10, 11, X47, X78, X87 and X88 – Central Motorway, Newcastle (Swan House Roundabout to Cowhill Overbridge)

On Sunday 29 April between 4am to 11am the Central Motorway will be fully closed between Swan House roundabout to Cowhill Overbridge and fast lane closures Cowhill to Cowgate.
Stagecoach services 10, 11, X47, X78, X87 and X88 will be operating as follows:
Services 10/11 from North Kenton towards the City Centre and West Denton Park/ West Denton Shops will divert from Kenton Road non-stop via Blue House and Great North Road. Buses will therefore be unable to observe the eastbound/ southbound bus stops on Claremont Place or Claremont Road.
Services X47, X78 and X87/X88 towards the City Centre will have to divert from Cowhill Intersection non-stop via Barrack Road and Gallowgate. As a consequence, Services X47, X78, X87/X88 will be unable to serve their normal eastbound/ southbound bus stops on Claremont Place, Claremont Road, Barras Bridge, St.Thomas' Street or St.Mary's Place.


30 April 2018 - 03 June 2018: Route 23 – Mount Lane/Springwell Road, Springwell

Due to flood alleviation works, Mount Lane, Springwell, will be closed at Springwell Road from Monday 30 April to Sunday 3 June.
During the closure, Service 23 (operated on behalf of Nexus by Gateshead Central Taxis and J H Coaches) will be diverted via Springwell Road, B1288 and Eighton Road in both directions.
Bus passengers from Mount Lane will need to use stops on Springwell Road (bus stops at Springwell Primary) or Rockcliffe Way (southbound at the Lambton Arms and northbound at Prospect Terrace).