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Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus - emergency timetables

Our bus services are running to emergency timetables – catering for key worker journeys and essential travel only.

Government advice is to avoid public transport if you can, so that capacity is left for those with no other travel choices in order to assist with social distancing on board.

We're continuing to monitor the numbers of passengers on each journey daily and have deployed bigger buses on some routes. We've also strategically positioned spare buses in key locations to assist with any crowding in the context of social distancing.

Full details and individual timetables for each service can be found further down the page. 

Please note that Durham Bus Station is now closed, so buses are departing from the top of North Road near the Heart Foundation shop.

Bank Holiday - Monday 25 May

  • Most buses will run to the same emergency timetables for essential journeys - you can view timetables by visiting our timetables and maps section, selecting your service and then moving the date forward to Monday 25 May.

Exact money only for cash fares

  • Please note that during the coronavirus crisis, for the safety of our drivers, we require you to pay with the exact fare if paying by cash.
  • Find out more

COVID-19 safety measures

Details of service levels and timetables are as follows...


Coaster 1 & 1A


Black Cats 2 & 2A


Connections 4 – will run hourly


Service 5 – will run every two hours


Services 6 & 6A


Coast & Country 8 & 8A – will run hourly (also see 78/78A further down the page)


Service 9 – will run hourly


Tyne Valley Ten 10, 10A & 10B


Little Coasters 11 – will run every two hours


Service 12 & 12A – the 12 will run hourly, the 12A will only run a small number of morning journeys


Service 13 & 14 – the 13 will not operate, the 14 will run hourly


Durham Diamond 16 & 16A – the 16 will not operate, the 16A will run hourly between Castleside, Consett, Stanley and Durham


Little Coasters 19


Prince Bishops 20


Angel 21


Service 23


Service 25 – will run every 2 hours


Crusader 26 & 27


Services 28, 28A & 28B – the 28 will run every two hours and the 28B will run hourly


Service 29 – sorry, this service is not operating
 

Service 30


Services 33 & 33A (in Newcastle) – will run hourly


Service 33 & 33A (in Sunderland) – the service will only run between Winter Gardens and The Docks


Service 34 & 34A


Service 35 & 35A – will run hourly as the 35A


Service 38 & 38C


Service 39 – will run hourly


Little Coasters 41 – will run hourly


Little Coasters 42 & 42A – will both run hourly


Services 49 & 49A – journeys run hourly as a 49, from Winlaton being extended to commence from or terminate at Blaydon via Parkhead Estate and Shibdon Bank, to maintain local connections around Winlaton in both directions, and provide access to local facilities. 


Service 50 – will run hourly


Saltwell Park 53 & 54 – will both run every 40 minutes


Services 55, 55A & 55X – will run hourly as a 55X


Fab 56 – will run up to every 30 minutes


CityLink 57 – will run hourly


CityLink 58 – will run every 30 minutes during the day, hourly on an evening


indiGo 59 – continues to run on Sundays only


Drifter 60 – will run up to every 30 minutes


Service 67


Service 69


Service 71 – will not operate
 

Service 74 


Coast & Country 78 & 78A


Service 79 & 79A – will run to the Saturday timetable


indiGo Washington 81 & 82 – the services will run every two hours, providing an hourly service on common sections of the route


indiGo Washington 83 & 84 – the services will run every two hours, providing an hourly service on common sections of the route


indiGo Washington 85 & 86 – the services will run hourly as service 85 only


Service 90 – one journey will run on this service on weekdays to Winlaton


Service 91 – will run a normal service on weekdays


Loop 93 & 94 – will each run up to every 30 minutes


Green Arrow 97 – will run hourly during the day, and every 75 minutes in the evening


Services 135 & 136


Service 168 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday


Tynedale Links 185 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday


indiGo East Durham 201


indiGo East Durham 202 – will now run every two hours


indiGo East Durham 204 – will now run every two hours


indiGo East Durham 206 


indiGo East Durham 208 – will now run every two hours


indiGo East Durham 209 – will not run
 

indiGo East Durham 210 


Service 238 – will not operate
 

indiGo East Durham 239 – will now run every two hours


indiGo East Durham 265 – will now run every two hours


Cobalt & Coast 309, 310 & 311 – the 309 and 310 will operate, the 311 will not


Service 392


Services 434


Service 448


Tynedale Links 680 – will run to the Saturday timetable between Bellingham and Hexham from Monday to Saturday, but the short journeys from Acomb to Hexham only will not operate


Tynedale Links 681 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday


Tynedale Links 683 & 684 – the 683 will run every two hours, and the 684 will not operate


Tynedale Links 686 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday


Tynedale Links 688 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday


Tynedale Links 689 – will run to the weekday timetable, including on Saturday from Monday to Saturday


Sunderland Connect 700 & 702


Service 794


Service 921 & 923 – will not run
 

Service 933


Service 937 – will not run
 

Service 941


Service 968


Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus AD122 – will not operate
 

Services M6, M7 & M8


Quaylink Q1 & Q2 – the service will terminate and Gateshead and no longer service Quayside


Quaylink Q3 – will run hourly


Venture V1 & V2 – only the V1 will run


Venture V3 & V4 – will both run hourly, including additionally on Sundays


Venture V5


Venture V9 – sorry, this service is not operating. The Tesco free bus still covers East Street.
 

Red Arrows X1


Service X5


X-lines X6 & X7 – will not operate


Service X10


Service X15 – will not operate
 

X-lines X20 – will not run


X-lines X21 – the service will run as an X21 between Bishop Auckland and Durham only, continuing to Newcastle as a 21


Service X22 – will not operate
 

X-lines X30 – the service will only run between Stanley and Newcastle


X-lines X31 – will not operate
 

Red Kite X45, X46 & X47 – journeys run as a 45 serving Consett, Blackhill, Shotley Bridge, Ebchester, Hamsterley Bank Top, Blackhall Mill, Chopwell, High Spen, Rowlands Gill, Winlaton Mill, Swallwell, Metrocentre, Dunston, Newcastle Central Station and Eldon Square (and all stops in between).


Service X66 – will run up to every 30 minutes between Gateshead and Metrocentre Interchange only

View timetable


Service X70 – will not operate, but links from Consett are provided by 45, X30 and X71 
 

Service X71


Tynedale Express X84 & X85 – the services will run every two hours


Service X88 – will not operate
 

Durham Cathedral Bus 40, 40A & 40B – will not operate
 

Chester-le-Street Town services 700, 701 & 702 – will not operate
 

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco free buses – will run as normal


NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour – will not operate


School Buses

Nexus (Tyne and Wear) School buses – will run for schools which are open


28S (for Lord Lawson or Beamish Academy, Birtley) – will run as normal


Durham Council funded school buses – will run for schools which are open, except the 807 and 877 which will not

Park View School in Chester-le-Street – we will operate one bus for the school on a revised route, which will cover West Pelton, Grange Villa, Newfield, Bournmoor and Great Lumley – view timetable below.

 

 

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