Update (Fri 9 April):
Stagecoach 32/32A and Central Taxis 32A will revert back to normal route from Sunday 11 April.
Evening withdrawal of Stagecoach services 6, 7, X87 & X88 and Nexus (Gateshead Central Taxis) 32A in the Blakelaw Road/Cragston Avenue areas due to vandalism Friday 26 March 2021
From 7:30pm on Friday 26 March 2021 and every evening until further notice, it is with deep regret that Stagecoach North East advise that due to numerous acts of vandalism in the Blakelaw Road and Cragston Avenue areas where numerous bus windows have been broken, services 6, 7, X87 & X88 will regrettably have to omit this section of route every evening until further notice. This decision will be reviewed after a period of operation of two weeks.
After 7:30pm, services X87/X88 will diverted via Ponteland Road in both directions and will serve all stops on the diversion. Services 6/7 will operate direct onto Kenton Lane, east/west to and from Etal Lane. Services will operate as normal at all other times.
Nexus evening service 32A trips (operated by Central Taxis) will also instead be omitting the affected area and operating via Ponteland Road after 7:30pm.
Stagecoach apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision and would like to sincerely thank customers for their patience and understanding. Customers are advised to please check back on this service update page and on the @StagecoachNE Twitter page at frequent intervals.
Monday, 19 April 2021 - (Approx) Monday 26 April 2021: Route SNS – Washington Road, Sunderland
The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 to approx Monday 26 April 2021 has resulted in the revised SNS service (operated by Gateshead Central Taxis) being diverted.
The service will divert as follows:
From Sunderland PLI towards Nightingale Hospital divert via Ethel Terrace, Fawcett Terrace, Barrons Quay Road, A1231 Wessington Way, A19 North, A1290 Downhill Lane, A1290 Washington Road, International Drive to Nightingale Hospital.
Return from Nightingale Hospital towards Sunderland PLI divert via International Drive, A1290 Washington Road, Cherry Blossom Way, Nissan Way, A1231 Sunderland Highway, A1231 Wessington Way, Barrons Quay Road, Fawcett Terrace, re-joining normal route at Ethel Terrace.
Note bus stops on Hylton Castle, Ferryboat Lane (23820/23821) will be unobserved during this diversion.
- (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.
- (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.
- (Approx) Monday 26 April 2021: Route 56 – Washington Road, Sunderland
The closure of Washington Road from Monday 1 February 2021 to approx Monday 26 April 2021 has resulted in Go North East service 56 being diverted.
The service 56 towards Concord will divert via Ferryboat Lane, Wessington Way, Sunderland Highway, Spire Road, to Glover Road and then normal route.
Service 56 to Sunderland is the reverse of the above.
Passengers should use the Connector Shuttle that operates between the Nightingale Vaccination Centre and Concord Bus Station to connect with the service 56 on normal route through Washington.
Due to new Traffic Management measures that are scheduled to be implemented on Monday 15th February 2021, the route of the Connector Shuttle will be revised to operate in a clockwise loop to serve International Drive, Nightingale Vaccination Centre and Nissan, Passengers at stops 23143 and 23145 on A1290 (Nissan) should board the shuttle at the stops on the opposite side.
- September 2022: Durham Bus Station Closure - Temporary Bus Stops
From Monday 15 February 2021, Durham Bus Station will be closed to allow demolition and redevelopment work to begin.
Whilst the bus station is closed, a range of new bus stops will be introduced on North Road and at Millburngate.
For list of alternative drop off/pick up locations - click on link to Durham County Council information here.
- (approx) Monday 19 April 2021: Routes E2 & E6 – Lizard Lane, South Shields
From Tuesday 6 April 2021 for approximately 2 weeks Lizard Lane, South Shields will be closed to allow resurfacing works. During the closure, Stagecoach services E2 and E6 will divert along Kitchener Road, Coast Road and Redwell Lane, re-joining normal routes at The Marsden Inn in both directions.