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.
- (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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- (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.
- Sunday, 29 November 2020: Routes 39/39A – Burdon Road, Silksworth
Burdon Road, Silksworth, will be closed for resurfacing works between Tunstall Village Green and Mill Hill Road/Burdon Road from 8am to 6pm on Sunday 22 November and Sunday 29 November.
Go North East services 39/39A will divert in both directions via Burdon Road, Burdon Lane, Bevan Avenue and Tunstall Bank.
These buses will be unable to serve stops at Closeburn Square, Bayhurst Crescent or Goathland Drive on Burdon Road. Passengers are advised to use Doxford Park Way or Tunstall Village Green.
- Sunday, 06 December 2020: Route Q3 – Wagonway Drive, Great Park, Newcastle
Wagonway Drive at Great Park will be closed for resurfacing works from Monday 23 November for two weeks.
Go North East service Q3 will be diverted from Great Parkway via the east access road (unnamed road) to Roseden Way, omitting Wagonway Drive. Buses will observe a temporary stop north of Roseden Way.
- Tuesday, 08 December 2020: Routes 32 & 32A – Scrogg Road, Newcastle
Scrogg Road, Newcastle will be closed for resurfacing works (south of Welbeck Road) from 7am to 5pm for seven working days commencing Wednesday 2 December.
Stagecoach 32 and 32A services will be affected as follows:
During the period of the closures, Service 32A will have no option but to divert from upper Scrogg Road via Welbeck Road (west side), St.Anthony’s Road and Wharrier Street (west side), resuming normal route on Wharrier Street. Service 32 buses will operate via this diversionary route in reverse.
As a result of the diversion, buses will be unable to observe their normal stops on lower Scrogg Road. Buses will however, observe all stops along the line of their diversionary routes.
- Sunday, 7 February 2021: Route Q3 – Weekend Markets, Newcastle Quayside
In order to facilitate weekend markets, Newcastle Quayside will be closed between Broad Chare and Sandhill from 8am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks commencing Saturday 5 December.
During the closures, Go North East service Q3 will divert via the Swirle, Sandgate, Milk Market and A186, serving stops on diversion and resuming normal (diverted route) at Pilgrim Street.
Service Q3 will be unable to serve stops at the Law Courts, Guildhall or the temporary stop on Dean Street (northbound stop) but will observe stops on the diversion.
Please note that services Q1/Q2 will operate via normal route so will continue to serve the Guildhall and (for Q1) the Dean Street temp stop.