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Short notice journey cancellations

5th Nov onwards

Due to the current national driver shortage which is affecting all sectors, some journeys are not expected to operate.

A full list can be viewed by clicking on the banner at the top of the page or the title of this update. If you're using our app, please click on the link shown below.

Accident at Swalwell affecting service 47 & 47A

Today 14:06

Due to an accident between Hexham Road and Chainbridge Road service 47 & 47A is unable to serve stops between Swalwell roundabout and Metro Centre. Please catch your bus from Metro Centre Interchange or use services 49 & 49A from Hexham Road.

Closure at Silksworth Road, Silksworth affecting service 35A

Today 08:00 - 21st Jan

Buses on Sunderland District Cherries service 35A will be unable to serve bus stops at Vicarage Farms Estate or Silksworth Hall between 08:00 on Thursday 20th January & 20:00 on Friday 21st January while works are in place.  Please catch your bus from Vicarage Road.

Bus stop at Sunniside Club closed affecting X lines X30 & X31

19th - 24th Jan

Services X30 & X31 are unable to serve the usual bus stop at Sunniside Club for journeys towards Newcastle.  Please use the temporary stop that has been sited nearby.

Closure at Washington Road, Washington affecting services 50 & 56

17th Jan - 21st Feb

Buses on services 50 & 56 will be unable to serve stops near NIssan and at Boldon business park (50) from 20:00 Friday 14th January until 06:00 on Saturday 15th January.  Please catch your bus at Cherry Blossom Way or Boldon Bank Top.

Closure at A19 affecting service X10

17th - 21st Jan

Buses on service X10 will be unable to serve the bus stop at Testos roundabout on journeys towards Newcastle after 20:00 each evening from Monday 17th until Friday 21st January while junction improvement works continue.  Please catch your bus from Heworth Interchange.

Service changes from 30 January

12th - 31st Jan

The number of people returning to places of work and needing to travel has and continues to change as a result of the pandemic, affecting both the demand for our services, and where and when we see congestion on our road network.

From 30 January, we will be implementing some service changes to better match service capacity to long-term demand expectations, and continuing our work to adjust schedules in response to new traffic congestion issues.

A full summary can be viewed by clicking on the title of this update, or if you're using our app, please click on the link shown below.

Bus stop closed at Whitley Road, Whitley Bay

11th - 28th Jan

Buses on Coaster 1 will be unable to serve the usual stop at Whitley Road near Station Road in Whitley Bay from Tuesday 11th January until Friday 28th January while works take place.  A temporary stop will be sited nearby.

Roadworks at Daisy Hill, Shotley Bridge affecting service 47 & school bus 821

4th Jan - 18th Feb

Fastflow Pipeline services will be carrying out works on behalf of Northumbrian Water from Tuesday 4th January 2022 until Friday 18th February.  During the works, buses may be unable to serve their normal bus stops.  Temporary stops will be sited nearby at times when normal bus stops are closed.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Closure at A19 affecting service X10

21st Jan - 24th Feb

Buses on X-lines service X10 will be unable to serve the bus stop at Testos roundabout on journeys towards Newcastle.  Please catch your bus from Heworth Interchange.

Closure at Boldon Lane level crossing affecting service 50

24th Jan

  • Affected routes:
  • 50

The 00:37 journey from Concord to South Shields will be unable to serve stops at Boldon Lane, Benton Road or Galsworthy Road on the morning of Monday 24th January from 00:30 until 05:00 while Network Rail carry out essential maintenance at Boldon Lane level crossing. Please catch your bus from New Road or Whiteleas Way.

Closure at Lobley Hill Road, Bensham, affecting services 67, 69, 93, 94, 97 & X72

4th - 7th Feb

Buses on services 93, 94, 97 & X72 will be unable to serve bus stops on Bensham Road between Victoria Road and Cuthbert Street between 22:00 & 06:00 the following morning on the evenings of Friday 4th February until Monday 7th February.  Please catch your bus from Victoria Road or School Street.

Buses on services 67 & 69 will be unable to serve bus stops on Bensham Road between Victoria Road & Saltwell Road.  Please catch service 67 from Saltwell Road or service 69 from Victoria Road.

Closure at Crawley Avenue, Hebburn affecting service 26

9th - 11th Feb

  • Affected routes:
  • 26

Buses on service 26 will be unable to serve bus stops at Crawley Avenue or Burn Heads Road in Hebburn while South Tyneside Council carry out essential maintenance between 09:00 & 17:00 on Wednesday 9th February until Friday 11th February.  Buses will divert via Mill Lane and Victoria Road West serving all bus stops on diversion.

Bus stop closed at Hookergate Lane, High Spen affecting services 47 & 47A

15th - 16th Feb

The bus stop at Hookergate Lane near Chopwell Woods for services towards Newcastle will be closed between 08:00 & 16:00 on Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th February while Gateshead Council carry out resurfacing works.  Buses will stop at a temporary stop which will be placed nearby.

Closure at Villette Road, Sunderland affecting services 2, 2A, 39 & 39A

20th - 27th Feb

Buses on services 2, 2A, 39 & 39A will be unable to serve stops on Villette Road while Sunderland City Council carry out resurfacing works between 08:00 & 18:00 on Sundays 20th & 27th February.  Buses will operate via Ryhope Road and Gray Road in both directions, observing bus stops on the diversion route.