Christmas and New Year 2017

Public transport will be running throughout the 2017 festive period, apart from on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. A summary is below, and in the table attached. Or get full details by going to our Live Travel Map.

Metro

There are no Metro services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

On Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December, there's a normal Sunday service until about 6.30pm, when trains will be half hourly through Newcastle city centre and hourly in all other areas until about 11pm (the exact time depends on your destination).

On Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December, there will be a Saturday service from about 8am until about 8pm (the exact time depends on your destination). Please note that Sunderland station, which is managed by Northern Rail, is closed on Boxing Day and passengers should use Park Lane instead.

From Wednesday 27 December until Saturday 30 December Metro services will run to the usual timetables.

On New Year’s Eve, a normal Sunday service will run until about 10pm, then services every 30 mins until about 11pm, when the last Metro services will leave Monument. (Last train times will vary depending on destination). There will be extra services between 5.30pm and 8pm.

Click here for full details of Metro's Christmas and New Year services.

Buses

There are no bus services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

On Christmas Eve the main bus operators will run to Sunday timetables until about 6.00pm, then a reduced service until 7.30pm, when most services will be finished.

On Boxing Day the main bus operators will run daytime services, with additional services paid for by Nexus. See the Boxing Day leaflet attached below for more information.

From Wednesday 27 December until Saturday 30 December services run by the main bus operators will run to Saturday timetables.

On New Year’s Eve there will be normal Sunday timetables until 6.00pm, then reduced services until 7.30pm, when most bus services finish.

Click for full details of Christmas and New Year services from Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach.

Shields Ferry

There are no Shields Ferry services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

On Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve services will operate to a Sunday timetable.

See full details of the Shields Ferry Christmas and New Year services here.

Rail (Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland)

There are no Northern Rail services on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Northern Rail will operate normal services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with a reduced timetable from 8pm.

Nexus TravelShops

All Nexus TravelShops are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

TravelShops will open as normal on other weekdays.

Nexus Customer Services  (0191 20 20 747)

Nexus Customer Services is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

It will open as normal on other weekdays.

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