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Important information - From Monday 15 June, Haymarket bus station will be for boardings only.

This means that instead of getting off your bus at Haymarket bus station, you will get off at the previous stop – which will be on St Mary’s Place, Barras Bridge or St Thomas Street.

You can get on your bus at Haymarket bus station as normal.

This is to make your bus journey more covid secure, so that passengers leaving buses don’t come into contact with those waiting for them.

 

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- (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.



 


 

- May 2021: Routes 49C & 64 – Johnson Street, Gateshead

Johnson Street, Gateshead, will be closed until May 2021 to facilitate works on behalf of Northumbria Water.  
Go North East 49C & 64 services will divert as follows:
Service 49C (returning to service on 1st June) will divert from Ellison Road roundabout via Clockmill Road and Team Street in both directions.
Service 64 (return to service TBA) will divert from Askew Road via Askew Road West to Rose Street and normal route.



 


 

- 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.



 


 

- UPDATE: Social Distancing Measures – Park View, Whitley Bay: Routes 51, W1 & W2 

 
UPDATE: With effect from Friday 31 July 2020, North Tyneside Council have confirmed that Park View, Whitley Bay, will be closed between Norham Road and Marine Avenue each Saturday to facilitate social distancing measures in the town centre. 
 
Please see attached diversion information for Nexus secured services 51, W1 and W2.



 


 

- Social Distancing Measures Beverley Terrace/Grand Parade (southbound), Tynemouth: Routes 1A, 1B, 306

North Tyneside Council have confirmed that, in order to facilitate social distancing measures in Tynemouth, Beverley Terrace/Grand Parade will become northbound only between Marden Avenue and Front Street from Wednesday 1st July 2020.
Southbound Go North East services 1A/1B and Arriva service 306 will divert as follows:
Go North East  services 1A/1B towards Metrocentre will be unable to serve Beach Road and Grand Parade.  These buses will divert via Broadway and Percy Park to normal route at Percy Park Road.
Arriva service 306 from Whitley Bay to Newcastle will run via Broadway then perform a clockwise loop of Percy Park, Percy Park Road and the A193 before re-joining their normal route on King Edward Road. The short journeys from Tynemouth to Newcastle will start from the last stop on Grand Parade then run via Beach Road, Broadway and perform a clockwise loop of Percy Park, Percy Park Road and the A193 before re-joining their normal route on King Edward Road. All northbound journeys continue to run via their normal routes.  306 will serve stops on Broadway whilst on diversion.



 


 

- 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.
 



 


 

- 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 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.



 


 

- 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. 



 


 

- Monday, 26 October 2020: Routes 1, 8, 12, 17 & E2 – Western Approach (northbound), South Shields

Western Approach, South Shields, will be closed northbound on Sunday 25 October (8am to 5pm) and Monday 26 October (4:30pm to 10pm) to allow for resurfacing works.
Stagecoach services 1, 8, 17 and E2 will be affected as follows:
Services 1, 8, 17 and E2 towards South Shields Town Centre will no option but to divert via Chichester Road and Westoe Road, re-joining normal routes at the Town Hall. 
Service 12 towards South Shields Town Centre will no option but to divert via Laygate Lane, Beaufront Terrace, Chichester Road and Westoe Road, re-joining normal routes at the Town Hall. 
As a result of this diversion, buses towards the Town Centre will be unable to serve their normal stops at Beaufront Terrace (Chichester Metro), or along Laygate, Western Approach, or Crossgate. Buses will however, observe all stops along the line of the diversionary route. 
Buses operating from the Town Centre towards the estates should be able to operate as normal.



 


 

- Friday, 23 October 2020: Route 85 – Armstrong Road, Washington

Armstrong Road, Washington, will be closed for resurfacing works between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd October 2020.
During the closures, Service 85, operated on behalf of Nexus by Gateshead Central Taxis, will be unable to serve Armstrong Road.  
Passengers should use stops on Parsons Road or Thirlmoor.



 


 

- (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.



 


 

Service noDetailsEffective fromTimetable
900/901

Benton - Tynemouth
J H Coaches
Metro Replacement

Timetable PDF
555

Four Lane Ends - Quorum Park - Four Lane Ends
Revised timetable 25/10/2020

Timetable PDF
TB503

South Shields - Simonside - Boldon Asda
Revised route and timetable 25/10/2020

Timetable PDF
18/18A

Sunderland - Southwick - Gilley Law/Grangetown
Revised Timetable 26/10/2020

Timetable PDF
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