Nexus rescue package for bus services in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland

13 June 2022

Nexus rescue package for bus services in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland

Go North East has announced plans to cut some services it operates in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland, due to take effect from 24 July 2022.  This is because passenger numbers have fallen since the start of the pandemic and additional Government subsidy to cover the company’s financial losses is due to end in the autumn.

The cuts will have a significant impact on links local people currently enjoy to shops and community amenities, to places of work and to town and city centres.

In response Nexus, using funding from local councils, has put together a rescue package to stave off the worst effects of the cuts. We are redirecting our current funding to a recast pattern of routes and timetables which maintain the most important community links.

Below you will find a list of changes Go North East has said it will make in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland, and the immediate responses Nexus is proposing to reduce the impact of these.  

We want to get feedback from local people on our initial rescue package, as well as suggestions for further measures we could take to maintain the services you value most. Send your feedback to [email protected]

We will implement the rescue package below from 24 July to coincide with Go North East’s changes. We will use the feedback you give to further develop the services we provide either from the same date or in the near future.

The list below contains the major changes we expect from Go North East.  We have not included services which are not changing, or where there are minor changes to timetables or exact routes; these will be listed on our website to assist passengers before they come in.

Major changes being made by Go North East and Nexus responses to these

Service: 2/2A Silksworth, Grangetown, Sunderland, Barnwell (2A), Shiney Row (2), Washington Galleries
What
: Go North East are revising Sunday daytime frequencies on each route to every 60 minutes, offering a combined 30 minute frequency on common sections. Evening frequencies will be reduced to every 60mins and short trips between Silksworth - Sunderland are planned to be withdrawn.  Nexus is not in a position to take action in this case as a minimum level of service has been maintained.

Revised timetable: 002-002a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 5 Jarrow, Fellgate, Boldon, South Tyneside Hospital, Chichester and South Shields
What:
Some early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to support additional morning, evening and Sunday journeys to maintain links to South Tyneside Hospital and other local amenities. On a Sunday, the current plan is to operate a new service 5A every 60 minutes to help cover Sunday trips from the service 5 and also part replace the service 558, which is being withdrawn on a Sunday.  The 5A will operate South Shields - Chichester - South Tyneside Hospital - Whitleas - Cleadon - Boldon - Fellgate – Jarrow. 
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings, evenings and Sunday will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times.

Revised route and timetable: 005-005a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 12/12A Winlaton, Blaydon, Newcastle
What:  
Following a consultation by Go North East, the original proposals for service 12/12A have been revised by Go North East to address concerns in Winlaton. The service will be revised to operate every 20 minutes Newcastle – Blaydon – Hazel Road – Parkhead Estate, then following a revised one-way loop via Scotland Head, North Street, Back Lane, Heddon View, Wylam View, Blaydon Bank, Mount Pleasant, Winlaton Bus Station, Hanover Estate, Snook Hill Estate before returning back towards Newcastle. In order to ensure these areas of Winlaton continue to benefit from a direct service to Newcastle, some customer’s journeys will be longer and Newcastle Business Park will only be served Monday to Friday peaks. Some early morning, evening and Sunday journey will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to supporting early morning, evening and Sunday journeys, adopting the revised route Go North East plan to introduce.
Why: All areas continue to benefit from a bus service, albeit at revised frequencies and routing patterns. Nexus’ support for early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will ensure customers continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times. 

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 20/X20 South Shields, Sunderland, Houghton Le Spring, Durham
What:
The section of route between South Shields and Sunderland will be replaced by a new Go North East service, 24, following the same route. Service 20 will continue, operating between Sunderland and Durham. Evening trips will no longer serve Doxford International, but service X20 will be revised to additionally serve Doxford International during AM and PM peak trips. Sunday service on X20 will be withdrawn. Some early morning trips can no longer be operated on a commercial basis. Nexus is working with Durham County Council to step in to support early morning journeys. 
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings will continue to have access to a bus service outside of peak times.  

Revised route and timetable service 20/X20: 020-x020-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

New service 24: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 25 Langley Park, Chester Le Street, Birtley, Eighton Banks, Wrekenton, Gateshead, Newcastle
What:
 Go North East planned to withdraw this service in its entirety. Nexus is stepping in to ensure that this bus service continues to operate every 60mins on a Monday to Saturday daytime between Newcastle and Chester-Le-Street only.  Evening and Sunday provision in the areas of Harlow Green, Eighton Banks, Portmeads and Barley Mow will be provided by new service 81. 
Why: Key links will be lost for certain areas of Birtley if Nexus does not step in, and we believe these revised proposals reflect the needs of residents.

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 28/28A/28B Chester Le Street, Ouston, Beamish, Kibblesworth (28A/28B), Wrekenton (28), Gateshead, Newcastle
What:
Go North East planned to withdraw this service in its entirety. Nexus has worked with Durham County Council to introduce a new service 28 between Newcastle, Gateshead, Wrekenton, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street, which will operate every 60mins. In addition, Nexus will retain links between Gateshead and Birtley as part of wider proposals to also cover lost links in the Washington area as a result of the withdrawal of service 82 (see service 25 and 82 for more details).
Why: Key links will be lost for certain areas of Birtley if Nexus does not step in, and we believe these revised proposals reflect the needs of residents. 

Revised route and timetable: 028-028b-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 29 Kibblesworth, Low Fell, Gateshead
What:
Go North East planned to withdraw this service in its entirety. Nexus has worked with Durham County Council to introduce a new service 29  between Newcastle, Gateshead, Kibblesworth, Ouston and Chester-le-Street, which will operate every 60mins. A revised TB14 service will additionally provide links between Kibblesworth and Birtley every 60mins, Monday to Saturday. 
Why: All bus connections to Kibblesworth are being withdrawn by Go North East and the new service 29 and revised TB14 will ensure residents of Kibblesworth can continue to access the public transport network.  

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 35/35A Low Moorsley, Hetton Le Hole, Houghton Le Spring, 
Silksworth (35A), Sunderland, Southwick, Castletown, Town End Farm, Boldon
What:
 The section of route between Town End Farm and Boldon will no longer be provided commercially by Go North East. This breaks a key link between the North Estates of Sunderland and Boldon. In addition, some early morning and evening trips are no longer commercially viable on the remaining sections of route. Nexus will step in to retain the section of route between Town End Farm and Boldon, including an extension of the service to Cotswolds Estate in Boldon replacing the service 558, and will also provide support for early morning and evening journeys on the wider routes. 
Why: The link between Boldon and Town End Farm is a unique link on the bus network and removes the need for customers to travel into Sunderland City Centre and back out. Nexus are also ensuring Cotswolds Estate continues to benefit from access to a bus service, with an enhanced level of frequency for customers in this area. Further support for early morning and evening journeys will mean that customers traveling at these times will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times.

Revised route and timetable: 035-035a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 38/38A/38C Sunderland Docks, Sunderland, Ashbrooke, Leechmere,  Hollycarrside, Tunstall Bank Estate
What:
 Go North East are withdrawing this service, but will maintain the link between the Docks and Sunderland City Centre with a new service 38, operating an anticlockwise loop every 60 minutes. Whilst most areas of the 38 route have access to alternative services within 400m, some parts of Tunstall Bank Estate and Myrella Crescent will fall outside of that level of access. Nexus will step in to ensure there is still a bus serving Tunstall Bank Estate by introducing a new service 39B, operating Monday to Saturday daytime, providing connectivity to Sunderland City Centre. Nexus is also investigating options to revise the service TB1 to additionally serve the stop at Leechmere/Laurel Grove, maintaining access to the City Centre for residents in the vicinity of Myrella Crescent. New service 61A will maintain links evening and Sunday links between Ashbrooke and Sunderland City Centre.
Why: Go North East are withdrawing the only service to serve Tunstall Bank Estate, so a new service will ensure residents continue to be able to access public transport and not have to be reliant on private car ownership.

Revised route and timetable service 38: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

New service 61A: 060-061-061a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service TB1: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 49/49A Winlaton, Shibdon Bank (49A), Blaydon (49), Swalwell, Metrocentre, Dunston, Gateshead
What:
Sunday service revised to operate every 20 minutes. Service 49C Monday to Friday early morning trips will now operate as service 49, operating via Bolam Street Flats instead of Rose Street, and Redheugh. Some early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to support morning, evening and Sunday journeys.
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings, evenings and Sunday will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times. 

Revised route and timetable: 049-049a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 51/52 Gateshead, Wrekenton, Fewster Square, Heworth, Gateshead, Newcastle
What:
Sunday daytime frequency reduced to every 30 minutes from every 20 minutes and evening frequencies reduced to every 60 minutes, from every 30 minutes. Some early morning journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to support morning, evening and Sunday journeys.
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times.

Revised route and timetable: 051-052-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 55 Peterlee, Easington Lane, Hetton Le Hole, Houghton Le Spring, Doxford International, Sunderland
What:  
Go North East are withdrawing this service. This withdrawal has an impact on residents in both Tyne and Wear and County Durham. Working with County Durham, a revised service 61 will see an extension of the current route from Murton to serve Easington Lane, South Hetton and Peterlee, maintaining a direct link to Sunderland from Easington Lane every 60 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytime. On evenings, a revised Nexus service 79A will maintain a link every 120 minutes between Houghton-Le-Spring and South Hetton on a Monday to Saturday evening only.
Why: These proposals by Nexus will mean that customers will continue to have access to bus service outside of peak hours. 

Revised route and timetable service 61: 060-061-061a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 79A: 079-079a-gct-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 57 Wardley, Heworth, Fewster Square, QE Hospital, Gateshead, Newcastle
What
: Go North East are planning to operate between Wardley and Heworth only on evenings, with trips interworked with service 58 to allow for onward connections. Some early morning journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to support morning trips.
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times.

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 58 Heworth, Fewster Square, Felling, Gateshead, Newcastle
What:
Service will be extended to Follingsby to co-ordinate with the revised service 4 frequency and offer a combined frequency of every 7/8 minutes between Heworth and Follingsby. A new service, X58, will be introduced at peak times to operate more direct limited stop journeys between Newcastle/Gateshead and Follingsby. Nexus is not taking any action.

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

New service X58: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 62/62A Sunderland, Ryhope, Seaham, Easington Lane, 
South Hetton, Peterlee
What:
Go North East are withdrawing this service. This will mean a loss of service on Sea View but alternative options are available to customers on alternative services within 400m, including services 22, 23, 39, 39A, 60, and 61 from Ryhope Village.  Nexus is not taking any action.

Service: 67 Metrocentre, Dunston, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wardley
What:
Go North East planned to withdraw this service in its entirety. Nexus is stepping in to ensure the continuation of this service to an unchanged route and timetable.

Service: 69 Winlaton, Blaydon, Swalwell, Whickham, Lobley Hill, Bensham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wardley
What
: Go North East are withdrawing this service. Nexus is stepping in to ensure the continuation of this service to an unchanged route and timetable.

Service: 78/78A Castleside, Consett, Stanley, Chester Le Street, 
Shiney Row, Sunderland
What
: This service will no longer serve Castleside in County Durham and some early morning and evening trips will no longer be commercially viable. Nexus is working with Durham County Council to consider supporting additional morning and evening journeys to maintain links.
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings and evenings will continue to have access to a bus service outside of peak times.  

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 82 Birtley, Portmeads, Portobello, Barley Mow, Ayton, Lambton, Galleries, Washington Village, Barmston Court, Teal Farm, Waterview Park
What
: Go North East are withdrawing this service, with a loss of bus service for Barmston Court, Washington Village, Barley Mow, Portobello and Portmeads. A revised service 8 will continue to cover links to Teal Farm. New services 82/82A will provide links between Birtley and Barmston Court on a Monday to Saturday daytime, each operating on an hourly basis, providing a combined frequency of every 30 minutes. New service 83 will provide daily evening links between Galleries and Waterview Park. A new service 81 will be introduced evenings on a daily basis to provide links between Birtley and The Galleries. On a Sunday daytime, this service will additionally extend to Waterview Park. These changes will maintain and provide links lost from commercial withdrawals of service 28 between Gateshead – Birtley, and services 82 /82A between Birtley – Portmeads (82) – Portobello (82) – Barley Mow (The Drive and Vigo Lane 82 / Dorset Avenue and Garsdale 82A) – Washington Galleries. As part of this change Nexus will withdraw local services 23 and TB10 which will be replaced by the 82 between Barley Mow – Portobello – Birtley – Lansbury Drive – Wrekenton and a further new service TB22/TB23 between Wrekenton – Eighton Banks – Washington Galleries. 
Why: Barmston Court, Washington Village, Barley Mow, Portobello and Portmeads will lose their access to a bus service if Nexus did not step in, and we believe these proposals provide a new pattern of local services which reflect the needs of residents.

New service 81: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

New service 82/82A: 082-082a-jhc-240722_0.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

New service 83: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 84/84A/85 Concord, Barmston, Biddick, Galleries, Ayton, Rickleton, Harraton
What:
Go North East plan to completely revise these routes, replacing them with the following:
•    84: Concord - Barmston - Brady Square - Biddick - Galleries - Oxclose - Blackfell – Concord
•    85: Concord - Blackfell - Oxclose - Galleries - Biddick - Brady Square - Barmston - Concord
•    85A: Oxclose – Springwell
The new route of service 84 will mean that Lambton, Ayton, Rickleton and Harraton will now be served by a revised service 50 at a reduced frequency of every 30 minutes. Brady Square will now be served, replacing current service 8 in this area and one journey per hour will extend to serve Coach Road Estate, replacing current Nexus secured service provision in this area (Services 37/73). Nexus and Go North East have discussed the best way to preserve local links throughout the day and, in order to do this, Nexus will step in to fund further evening trips in addition to its current level of support for these services. 
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings and evenings will continue to have access to a bus service outside of peak times.  

Revised route and timetable service 8: 008-008a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 50: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 84: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 85: 085-085a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: X45/X46/47 Consett, Rowlands Gill, Metrocentre and Newcastle
What:
Go North East is withdrawing the X46 service (unique sections contained within County Durham only), retaining the X45 and 47 services coordinating to provide a frequency of every 15 minutes in Tyne and Wear, with no changes to routes within Tyne and Wear. Sunday service on service 47 will be revised to hourly. Some early morning and evening journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. Nexus will step in to support morning and evening trips on the X45 and 47 services.  
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings, evenings and Sunday will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times. 

Revised route and timetable: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: X70/X71/X72 Stanley (X72), Consett (X70/X71), Burnopfield, Sunniside, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, Newcastle
What:
Go North East is withdrawing the X70 service, which will result in a reduction in service frequency to every 30 minutes in Tyne and Wear. Some early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will no longer operate on a commercial basis. The cancellation of evening/Sunday trips will leave residents along the A692 corridor (between Lobley Hill - Sunniside) without access to a bus service during these hours. There is also an impact in County Durham. Nexus is working with Durham County Council to consider supporting additional morning, evening and Sunday journeys to maintain links.
Why: This will mean that customers traveling early mornings, evenings and Sunday will continue to have access to a bus service outside of peak times.  

Revised timetable: x071-x072-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Early morning, evening and Sunday journeys on various routes
What:
Go North East are reducing various trips on the following services, often early morning, evening and/or Sunday journeys. Where demand levels are reasonable, Nexus will step in to fund trips that are no longer deemed to be commercial. In some cases, Nexus will work with Durham County Council to ensure journeys continue to be funded, as some service changes will have cross boundary implications. 
Why: Subject to agreement being reached, this will mean that customers traveling early mornings, evenings and Sunday will continue to have reasonable options for travel outside busier times on the following services; 
•    6  between Lanchester, Stanley, Burnopfield, Sunniside, Whickham, Metrocentre, Newcastle
•    8/8A between Stanley, Beamish, Chester Le Street, Washington Galleries, Teal Farm, Castletown (8), Grindon (8A), Sunderland
•    9 between Jarrow, Boldon, East Boldon, Fulwell, Sunderland
•    10/10A/10B between Hexham, Prudhoe, Ryton, Blaydon, Metrocentre, Newcastle
•    26 between Lukes Lane Estate, Hebburn, Jarrow, South Leam, South Tyneside Hospital, South Shields
•    27 between South Shields, Chichester, Jarrow, Hebburn, Heworth, Felling, Gateshead, Newcastle
•    39/39A between Houghton Le Spring - Doxford - Esdale Estate (39A) - Ryhope - Grangetown - Sunderland - Royal Hospital – Pennywell
•    93/94 between Gateshead, Heworth, Felling, QE Hospital, Low Fell, Team Valley, Gateshead
•    96 between Metrocentre, Dunston, Lobley Hill, Bensham, Gateshead
•    97 between Metrocentre, Whickham, Lobley Hill, Bensham, Gateshead
•    X30/X31 between Stanley, Sunniside, Whickham, Dunston and Newcastle

Changes to Nexus services proposed as part of our rescue package

The rescue package Nexus has put together includes the following changes to Nexus services where we have recast a number of local routes, in response to Go North East cuts, in a way we believe best meets local needs.  Some of these are already mentioned above but we have repeated these here to make sure passengers are aware and have a chance to comment

Service: 23 Barley Mow, Birtley, Lansbury Drive, Wrekenton, Eighton Banks, Springwell, Donwell, Blackfell, Galleries
What:
This service is being withdrawn by Nexus as part of our wider plans based around a new service 82/82A and continuing to provide funding support for the service 25. The section of route between Birtley – Lansbury Drive – Wrekenton is to be replaced in part by service 82 (see service 82 in Go North East section). The 82 will now be complimented with the addition of new service 82A between Barley Mow (Garsdale/Dorset Avenue) and Birtley, offering a combined frequency every 30mins. The revised TB14 will also provide hourly coverage for Barley Mow (Dorset Avenue) – South Portobello – Birtley. The section between Wrekenton – Eighton Banks – Washington Galleries is to be replaced by new services TB22/TB23 replacing the Nexus secured service TB10 in parts.  Portobello will additionally continue to have access to a bus service with Nexus stepping in to fund the service 25 on a Monday to Saturday daytime, operating every hour.
Why: Without re-allocating resources and redeploying them in a different way, Nexus would be unable to respond to many of the changes that are being made by Go North East in the Washington and Birtley areas.

New service 82/82A: 082-082a-jhc-240722_0.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised service TB14: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

New service TB22/TB23: tb22-tb23-gct-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 37/73 
37: Coach Road Estate, Concord, Waterview Park, Teal Farm, Biddick, Galleries, Doxford
73: Coach Road Estate, Concord, Waterview Park, Castletown, Hylton Retail Park Sunderland
What:
  Service 73 will be withdrawn by Nexus and the resource redeployed in new ways in the local bus network to take account of Go North East changes and maintain local links.  In future, alternative buses will be available on most sections of route between Waterview Park, Castletown, Hylton Retail Park and Sunderland through Go North East service 8. Coach Road Estate will be served by a revised services 84/85.  Some lightly used stops on Spire Road and Colima Avenue will no longer be served. Service 37 will become part of a new service 39B, operating Monday to Saturday daytime. This new service will operate between Galleries – Pennywell via Biddick Woods, Shiney Row, East Herrington, Doxford International, Doxford Park, Tunstall Bank Estate, Ryhope, Grangetown, Sunderland City Centre, and Royal Hospital. As well as continuing to provide links served by the existing 47, this new service will ensure links to Tunstall Bank Estate are maintained in place of Go North East’s service 38 withdrawal and Moorside Road (North) in Doxford, where the service 55 is to be withdrawn.
Why: We believe these changes are the best way of meeting local needs in response to Go North East cuts.

Revised route and timetable service 8: 008-008a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 84: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 85: 085-085a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

New service 39B: 039-039a-039b-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 68 Wrekenton, QE Hospital, Felling, Heworth, Bill Quay
What:
Service 68 will be withdrawn by Nexus and replaced by new Nexus services 515 and 568 between Heworth and Bill Quay. Alternative links between Heworth and QE Hospital can be made using Go North East services 93/94 and between Heworth and Wrekenton on services 51/52. New service 568 will operate between Heworth - Bill Quay via Gosforth Terrace and Woods Green. Revised service 515 will operate between Heworth - Hebburn via Lakes Estate, Bill Quay (Marian Drive), Hebburn, (anti-clockwise loop serving Mountbatten Avenue, Black Lane). Each service will operate every 60mins Monday - Saturday daytime. Nursery Lane will see a loss in bus service, with alternatives between 300m to 450m away from Coldwell Lane/Carr Hill Road/Split Crow Road with services 27/51/52/93/94.
Why: We believe these changes are the best way of meeting local needs in response to Go North East cuts.

Revised route and timetable service 515: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

New service 568: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 79A Barnwell, Shiney Row, Fencehouses, Houghton Le Spring, Hall Lane Estate, Hetton Le Hole, Easington Lane, South Hetton
What:
The 79A service will see a revised route and timetable to better cater for demand levels. The 79A will operate every two hours Monday to Saturday only. The route will be extended to serve South Hetton to partly replace the service 55 that is being withdrawn by Go North East. 
Why: Nexus is withdrawing the Sunday service due to very low demand, while extending the route on a lower frequency at other times to provide links in areas where Go North East is making cuts.

Revised route and timetable: 079-079a-gct-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 515 Heworth, Hebburn
What:
Revised service 515 will operate between Heworth - Hebburn via Lakes Estate, Bill Quay (Marian Drive), Hebburn, (anti-clockwise loop serving Mountbatten Avenue, Black Lane). This replaces service 68 in the Lakes Estate and Bill Quay (Marian Drive). The revised service will also replace the TB529 in the area of Glen Street/Toner Avenue/Mountbatten Avenue/Monkton Lane Estate, whilst continuing to serve Black Road/High Lane Row and Argyle Street in Hebburn. The service will operate every 60mins Monday - Saturday daytime.
Why: This change is part of a recast of Nexus local services in the Hebburn, Heworth and Bill Quay area to take account of Go North East custs and protect local links.

Revised route and timetable service 515: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 558 Heworth - Fellgate - Boldon - Cleadon - Whitburn - Dene Estate
What
: Sunday service withdrawn and replaced by service 5A, providing alternative provision for East Boldon and Cleadon on a Sunday. The service 558 will revert back to serving North Road in Boldon Colliery following the extension of the service 35 to serve Cotswolds Estate. 

New service 5A: 005-005a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 35/35A: 035-035a-gne-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Revised route and timetable service 558: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: 592 and 593  Roker, north Sunderland, Doxford International and Pallion, Pennywell,  Doxford International
What:
 Both services are withdrawn and amalgamated into a new single 594 service in order to improve efficiency of the network. Route combines services 592 and 593 along all sections and additionally serves Castletown between Hylton Castle and Pallion. Will operate one AM peak trip from Roker to Doxford International arriving at 0848 and following customer feedback, the afternoon trip will be revised to depart Doxford International at 1720.

New service 594: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: R5 Sherburn Park Estat, Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield
What:
Due to low demand, Monday to Friday 0815, 1515 and 1613 trips are cancelled with the Saturday timetable now adopted Monday to Saturday. 
Why: Making this change will re-allocate Nexus secured service resource to cover losses in service levels elsewhere in the bus network. 

Service: TB10 Fewster Square, Wrekenton, Felling
What:
Service withdrawn by Nexus as part of our recast of local services. Links between Fewster Square and Wrekenton/Felling can be made with Go North East services 51/52. New proposed services TB22/TB23 will replace sections of route in unique areas of Black Lane Estate, Rugby Gardens and Galloping Green Road. Trips would operate once every 120 minutes as TB22 via Black Lane Estate and Galloping Green Road, and once every 120 minutes as TB23 via Rugby Gardens and Rockcliffe Way. Some sections of route along Leam Lane, Whitehill Road/Stone Street and Rectory Road/Chilside Road would lose service provision, although these sections of route are within 400m walking distance of alternative services.
Why: This change is part of a recast of Nexus local services in the Hebburn, Heworth and Bill Quay area to take account of Go North East custs and protect local links.

New service TB22/TB23: tb22-tb23-gct-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

Service: TB14 Birtley, South Portobello
What
: Route to change in response to Go North East proposals. The new route will additionally operate between Kibblesworth and Birtley (replacing withdrawn service 28A) and between Birtley and Barley Mow (replacing withdrawn services 23/82). The route will also be extended to serve Blackfell Way. The service will operate every hour, Monday to Saturday, between 0900-1700. This will mean a frequency reduction for some areas of Birtley, which currently benefit from the TB14 operating every 30 minutes. 
Why: This change is part of a recast of Nexus local services in the Birtley and Washington area to take account of Go North East cuts and protect local links.

Revised service TB14: Novus-Publish Service Specific Vertical Normal - Copyright © Trapeze Group (UK) Ltd. (nexus.org.uk)

Service: TB529 Heworth, Hebburn, Lukes Lane Estate
What:
Service withdrawn by Nexus in order to allow for a re-allocation of resource elsewhere in the network in response to the Go North East changes. Replaced in parts by new service 568 and revised service 515. New service 568 will serve South Gosforth Terrace and Bill Quay. Revised service 515 will serve Bill Quay, Glen Street/Toner Avenue/Mountbatten Avenue/Monkton Lane Estate. For Lukes Lane Estate, Go North East service 26 continues to provide services to Hebburn although passengers will need to interchange at Hebburn to travel towards Heworth. 
Why: This change is part of a recast of Nexus local services in the Hebburn, Heworth and Bill Quay area to take account of Go North East cuts and protect local links.

Service: TB20/TB21 Houghton Le Spring, Dairy Lane Estate, Fencehouses
What:
Service replaced by new service 520/521 operating the same route but now operated with a low floor easy access bus. 

New Service 520/521: 520-521-gct-240722.pdf (nexus.org.uk)

 

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