Service improvements from 30 October

1 month ago Tue 19th Oct 2021

30 October service adjustments

From Saturday 30 October, we’ll be making minor adjustments to some of our services to help improve reliability.

There will also be further adjustments and improvements to a small number of other routes from the same date.

A full summary and links to the new timetables can be found below.

Service adjustments and improvements

Service X22

  • No change to the timetable, but the service will be revised to depart from Stand A at Metrocentre Interchange.
  • View timetable


Connections 4

  • Following customer feedback, extra journeys will be added to the timetable to help with increased passenger numbers around Amazon shift times at Follingsby.
  • This will mean that there will be a bus operating up to every 7-10 minutes between Follingsby and Heworth at Amazon shift times.
  • View new timetable


Service 6

  • Working in partnership with Durham County Council, this service will be extended once per hour from Stanley to Lanchester to replace service 730, offering new cross-Stanley connections, and direct connections from locations such as Lanchester, Burnhope and South Moor to Metrocentre and Newcastle.
  • Newer buses, with the latest Euro 6 low emissions, free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and next stop announcements, will also be introduced to this route.
  • View new timetable


Prince Bishops 20

  • To help with the current national driver shortages, now being seen in many sectors, we will be temporarily revising the Monday to Saturday daytime frequency to every 15 minutes.
  • This change will reduce the number of on-the-day cancellations that we are currently having to make, ensuring a more reliable and consistent level of service.
  • View new timetable


Durham Cathedral Bus 40B

  • Service 40B will be renumbered 41.
  • There will be no other changes to the service.
  • View timetable


NEW service 42 in Durham

  • Working in partnership with Durham County Council, a new service will be introduced running between Durham Rail Station, New Elvet, South Road and Mount Oswald.
  • View new timetable


Peterlee Purples 62

  • There will be a new journey at 9.16pm from Peterlee to Easington Village.
  • View new timetable


Green Arrow 97

  • No change to the timetable, but the service will be revised to depart from Stand C at Metrocentre when heading towards Asda.
  • View timetable


Peterlee Purples 239

  • As a result of Durham County Council contract changes, this service will be revised to operate between Peterlee and Station Town only.
  • The northern section of the route between Peterlee, Horden and Easington continues to be served by Peterlee Purple 62.
  • Durham County Council will provide a separate taxibus between Station Town and Sedgefield, which will connect with service 239 at Station Town.
  • View new timetable


Service 643

  • There will be no change to the timetable, but the service will be revised to depart from Stand C at Metrocentre when heading towards Asda to maintain a common stop with Green Arrow 97.
  • View timetable


Service 730


AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus

After 31 October, our AD122 service will start operating its winter timetable.

  • Weekends only from 6 November until 19 December, and also weekends only between 19 February and 3 April 2022.
  • View winter timetable


Minor timetable adjustments

In order to improve reliability, times will be adjusted by a few minutes on the services listed from 30 October below: