Service status

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.


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.


11 August 2017 - until further notice: Route 22 - A19/A1058 Silverlink slip roads

Due to the ongoing A19/A1058 Coast Road Roundabout works, the slip roads at Silverlink will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am until works are completed.  Stagecoach route 22 will divert away from the Silverlink Roundabout up Churchill Street via the Jolly Bowman, along Middle Engine Lane and into the north side of Silverlink.  Buses will turn at Osprey Drive roundabout and call at stops outside the Volkswagen and Citroen dealerships before returning to the north end of Silverlink and on towards Cobalt Park, re-joining the normal route.


11 September 2017 - 29 September 2017: Routes 10, 39, 40, X82 and 685 at West Denton, Newcastle (evenings)

The A1/A69 Denton interchange is closed each evening from 8pm until 6am the next morning until Friday, 29 September, for resurfacing.  At these times routes 10, 39, 40, X82 and 685 will be diverted in both directions from the Silver Lonnen roundabout as far as Hillhead Parkway (service 40), A69 Westbound (services X82) or Union Hall Road (services 10 and 39).  Please use alternative stops on the diversion route, along Hillhead Road and West Denton Way.


20 September 2017 - 26 September 2017: Routes 4 and 84 at Leam Lane, Gateshead, and Usworth, Washington (evenings)

Bus routes 4 and 84 between Heworth and Washington will be affected by overnight closures of Follingsby Roundabout from 8pm each evening until 6am the next morning, from Wednesday, 20 September, until the morning of Tuesday, 26 September.  At these times route 4 will be diverted from its normal route between Heworth Road and Lingey Lane; passengers are advised to use alternative stops at Lingey Lane/Montrose Drive (for Leam Lane) or Heworth Road (for Usworth).  Route 84 will be diverted between Lingey Lane and Wellbank Road; passengers are advised to use alternative stops at Lingey Lane/Montrose Drive (for Leam Lane) or near the Blue Bell on Usworth Road.


24 September 2017 - Routes 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 20, 27, 30 and X20 – Westoe Road, South Shields

Westoe Road will be closed between Chichester Road and Sunderland Road from 8am to 6pm on Sunday, 24 September, to allow resurfacing.  A closure will also be in place on Dean Road from Westoe Road to Sunderland Road/Imeary Street.
Go North East services 5 and 27 from South Shields will divert from Imeary Street via Chichester Road (observing all stops). Go North East service 20 from South Shields will divert from Imeary Street via Chichester Road and Dean Road.
Stagecoach service 4 from Shields will run as normal along Westoe Road before diverting and travelling via Chichester Road and Dean Road.
Stagecoach service 7 towards Shields will run as normal via Highfield Road but will then divert along Wescott Avenue, Mowbray Road, Bents Park Road and Beach Road before re-joining the normal route.  Stagecoach service 8 from Shields will travel as normal along Fowler Street before diverting via Winchester Street, Anderson Street and Beach Street before continuing along Bents Park Road, Mowbray Road and Wescott Avenue.
Stagecoach service 18 from Shields will run via Chichester Road, Stanhope Parade, re-joining the normal route at Stanhope Road.
Stagecoach service X20 from Shields will operate as normal via Westoe Road before diverting and running via Chichester Road to re-join the normal route at Dean Road.
Stagecoach service 30 from Shields will divert from the normal route and travel via Westoe Road, Chichester Road and Dean Road before re-joining the normal route at Sunderland Road.


25 September 2017 - 6 October 2017: Routes 36 and 237 at Fence Houses, Sunderland

Routes 36 and 237 will be unable to use Avenue Vivian in Fence Houses for two weeks from Monday, 25 September until Friday, 6 October, to allow for highway works.  Buses will use Fence Houses Front Street; route 237 will continue to Morton Crescent, South Crescent, left at Lumley New Road, right at High Row and right onto the A1052 and back towards Fence Houses.  Please use alternative stops along the diversion routes.