Coronavirus updates

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

We are continually reviewing the use of each journey that we operate with bus use now at an all time low as the region follows the government's travel advice. 

In line with the patterns of use we are now seeing, from Saturday 4 April there will be changes to services 1A, 5, 11, 19, 74, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 309, 310, 683, 684, 921, 923, 937, X1, X20, X84 and X85.

Further changes are planned for services in Gateshead, Sunderland and Chester-le-Street from Saturday 11 April with all existing journeys for key workers maintained. Details for these changes will be announced soon.

Emergency timetables up to and including 3 April   Emergency timetables from 4 April

Full details and individual timetables for each service, including changes from 4 April, can be found further down the page. 

Most buses will run to the same timetables on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Buses which will not run on Good Friday or Easter Monday will say "NBH" at the top of the column in the timetable.

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

Everyone’s health and safety is our top priority, so please help us to help you by…


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


Coaster 1 & 1A – evening frequency revised from 4 April

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Black Cats 2 & 2A – Black Cats 2A will not operate, the 2 will run hourly

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Connections 4 – will run hourly

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Service 5 – from 4 April, the service will run every two hours

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Services 6 & 6A – will run hourly

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

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The 9 – will run hourly

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Tyne Valley Ten 10, 10A & 10B –  the 10 and 10A will both run hourly, the 10B will not operate

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Little Coasters 11 – from 4 April, the service will run every two hours

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

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

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

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

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Little Coasters 19 – the service will be revised from 4 April

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Prince Bishops 20 – will run up to every 30 minutes and will serve Doxford International

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Angel 21 – will run up to every 30 minutes between Newcastle, Chester-le-Street and Durham

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Service 23 – the weekday timetable will be in place Monday to Saturday

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Service 25 – will run hourly from Monday to Saturday

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Crusader 26 & 27 – will both run hourly

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Services 28, 28A & 28B – the 28 will run hourly, the 28A will not operate, and the 28B will run hourly

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Service 29 – will run to the Saturday timetable

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Service 30 – will run hourly between Lanchester, Quaking Houses and Stanley from Monday to Saturday

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Services 33 & 33A (in Newcastle) – will run hourly (it is listed as service “33AN” in the timetable)

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Service 33 & 33A (in Sunderland) – will run hourly between Silksworth, Sunderland and The Docks as a 33A from Monday-Saturday

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Service 34 & 34A – will run hourly as the 34A

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

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Service 38 & 38C – will run hourly as the 38C

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Service 39 – will run hourly

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Little Coasters 41 – will run hourly

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Little Coasters 42 & 42A – will both run hourly

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Services 49 & 49A – will 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. 

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Service 50 – will run hourly

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

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

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Fab 56 – will run up to every 30 minutes

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CityLink 57 – will run hourly

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

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indiGo 59 – will run as normal on Sundays only

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Drifter 60 – will run up to every 30 minutes

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Service 67 – will run hourly

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Service 69 – will run hourly

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Service 71 – will not operate
 

Service 74 – there will be some changes from 4 April

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Coast & Country 78 & 78A – will run hourly as a 78 through the day, and as a 78A in the evening (also see 8 above)

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

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indiGo Washington 81 & 82 – from 4 April, the services will run every two hours, providing an hourly service on common sections of the route

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

indiGo Washington 83 & 84 – from 4 April, the services will run every two hours, providing an hourly service on common sections of the route

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

indiGo Washington 85 & 86 – from 4 April, the services will run hourly as service 85 only

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

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

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Service 91 – will run a normal service on weekdays

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

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

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Services 135 & 136

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

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

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indiGo East Durham 201 – will run hourly from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 202 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 204 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 206 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 208 – will run hourly between Peterlee, Easington Village and Durham from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 209 – will not operate
 

indiGo East Durham 210 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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Service 238 – will not operate
 

indiGo East Durham 239 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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indiGo East Durham 265 – will run to the Saturday timetable from Monday to Saturday

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Cobalt & Coast 309, 310 & 311 – the 309 and 310 evening frequency will change from 4 April, and the 311 will not operate

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Service 392

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Services 434

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Service 448

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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

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

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Tynedale Links 683 & 684 – from 4 April, the 683 will be revised to run every two hours, and the 684 will not operate

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

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

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

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

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Sunderland Connect 700 & 702 – will run a Saturday service from Monday to Saturday

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Service 794

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Service 921 & 923 – will not run after 3 April as npower will be closed

Times up to and including 3 April

Service 933

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Service 937 – will not run after 3 April

Times up to and including 3 April

Service 941

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Service 968

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Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus AD122 – will not operate
 

Services M6, M7 & M8 – will run hourly as an M6

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Quaylink Q1 & Q2 – will each run hourly

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Quaylink Q3 – will run hourly

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Venture V1 & V2 – will run hourly as a V1 from Monday to Saturday

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

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Venture V5 – will run hourly from Monday to Saturday

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Venture V9 – will run hourly from Monday to Saturday

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Red Arrows X1 – from 4 April, there will be changes to the evening frequency

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

Service X5 – will run hourly

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X-lines X6 & X7 – will not operate


Service X10

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Service X15 – will not operate
 

X-lines X20 – will not run after 3 April as npower will be closed

Times up to and including 3 April

X-lines X21 – will run hourly

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Service X22 – will not operate
 

X-lines X30 – will run hourly between Consett, Stanley and Newcaastle

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X-lines X31 – will not operate
 

Red Kite X45, X46 & X47 – will run hourly 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).

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

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

Service X71 – will run hourly

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Tynedale Express X84 & X85 – from 4 April, the services will run every two hours

Times up to and including 3 April   Times from 4 April

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

Asda Byker timetable   Asda Metrocentre timetable   Sainsbury's Team Valley timetable   Tesco Consett timetable

NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour – will not operate


School Buses

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

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

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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 from Monday 30 March, which will cover West Pelton, Grange Villa, Newfield, Bournmoor and Great Lumley – view timetable below.

Revised Park View timetable from Monday 30 March