Service status

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

Norham Road bridge in North Shields is closed for rebuilding until spring 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 is this is necessary.

20 July 2017 - March 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 March 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 of these routes also operate to a revised timetable.

10 October 2017 - (approx) 29 December 2017: Route 57 – Sunderland Road, Wardley

Wardley bus gate is closed until at least the end of December 2017 due to roadworks on the Felling bypass.  Route 57 is diverted via the Black Bull overbridge and so is not calling at the westbound bus stop on Sunderland Road (16959); passengers should instead use the first stop on White Mere Gardens northbound (16240).

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.

13 November 2017 - until further notice: Routes 28 and 28A – at Birtley and Ouston, County Durham

Station Lane, Birtley, is closed at the railway bridge until further notice for gas works. Routes 28 & 28A are diverted between Birtley Front Street and Pelton via A167 (serving stops on Birtley Front Street), Barley Mow and Blind Lane roundabout.  They are unable to serve Station Lane between Birtley Front Street and Ouston roundabout.  In Birtley passengers are advised to use stops on Birtley Front Street.  Passengers for Ouston should catch the 28 or 28A to Pelton and change to routes 34 or 34A.  Please note the 06:36 and 06:53 departures from Ouston will operate normally to Ouston Crossroads, turn and then run non-stop to Birtley Cenotaph, in order to preserve early morning services in the village.

8 December 2017 - 11 December 2017: Routes 1/1A, 53, 57A, 306 and 333 – Northumerland Place/Northumberland Square, North Shields

Due to the North Shields Christmas Market, Northumberland Place/Northumberland Square will be closed from its junction with Church Way to its junction with Upper Norfolk Street from 5am on Friday 8 December until 6pm on Monday 11 December while the event takes place.
During the closures Go North East service 1/1A, Arriva 53, 57A, 306, 333 and National Express will operate as follows:
Go North East services 1/1A towards Gateshead will divert via Upper Norfolk Street, Albion Road and Church Way to West Percy Street omitting Northumberland Square.  Passengers from Northumberland Square should use West Percy Street (Stand H).
Nexus secured service 333 (operated by Go North East) will operate via Linkskill Terrace, Albion Road (serving the stop opposite Christ Church Primary School), Nile Street and Railway Terrace.
Arriva services 53 and 57A (towards Cramlington) will divert via Upper Norfolk Street and Albion Road, omitting Northumberland Square and West Percy Street.  Passengers will need to use the stop on Albion Road at Sidney Street.
Service 306 will operate via Albion Road in both directions, serving the stops near Christ Church.
National Express services will utilise the stop opposite Christ Church Primary School.

8 December 2017 - Routes 36, 56, 57, 58 & N56: Reopening of bus stop on New Bridge Street West, Newcastle

UPDATE:  Reopening of the bus stop on New Bridge Street West: From 10:00am on Friday 8 December the bus stop that was closed during the demolition of the Odean Cinema, Watson House and Norham House will be back in use.
A shelter cannot be provided, the original having been damaged in the demolition work but a bus stop pole and timetable will be provided for Stagecoach 36 and Go North East services 56, 57, 58 & N56.


Bus services that have been observing temporary bus stops on Market Street East  will return to their original bus stops on Pilgrim Street with effect from 10am Tuesday 7 November.
The stop opposite the Halifax on New Bridge Street West (service 36) will remain suspended for safety reasons (damaged by the demolition works) until further notice.  Passengers will continue to board/alight at the Laing Art Gallery on John Dobson Street or the next stop on Blackett Street.