Service Updates

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We're BETTER than ever.

28th May onwards

We’ve reintroduced full timetables on services, and we're now running 24/7 timetables on our popular Angel 21, Cityrider 56 and Drifter 60 routes.

We've also launched a £1 evening single fare offer that can be used on our buses after 7pm each evening.

We’re BETTER than ever – greener, cleaner, smarter... game-changing!

Closure of Northern Spire Bridge & Queen Alexandra Bridge

Today 16:00 - 20:30

The northern spire bridge will be closed in both directions as well as the Queen Alexandra bridge, during these times the service 8 will be unable to serve the bus stops at Pallion New Road and Trimdon Street towards Sunderland only.

Closure of Washington Road from A19 to Nissan

18th - 21st Jun

Washington road is closed for works between A19 and Nissan, buses will be diverted via Cherry Blossom way, A1231 and Ferryboat lane for the duration of the closure.
Services 50/50A will be unable to serve stops on Washington road between Cherry Blossom way and A19.
Service 56 will be unable to serve stops on Washington road between Cherry Blossom way and Town End Farm.

Closure at A19 & A184, Boldon

18th - 21st Jun

Buses & Coaches will be diverted between 20:00 on Friday 11th June until 06:00 on Monday 14th June 06:00 while junction improvement works continue. X-lines X9 & X10 will be unable to serve bus stops at Testo's roundabout on journeys in both directions. Please catch your coach at Heworth Interchange. Services 35 & 35A will be unable to serve bus stops between Cooper BMW & White Mare Pool on journeys in both directions. Please catch your bus at White Mare Pool services or Cooper BMW.

Closure at Waterville Road

14th - 20th Jun

Buses on Cobalt & Coast service 310 will be unable to serve stops on Waterville Road between Coach Lane & Silkeys Lane from 18:00 until midnight each evening from Monday 14th June until Sunday 20th June.  Please catch your bus from Prudhoe Street, Chirton Green or The Quadrant.

Closure at Johnson Street & Yetholm Road, Teams

7th Jun - 16th Aug

Buses on service 49C will be unable to serve stops at Derwentwater Road near to Lookers Ford, Ropery Road, Johnson Street & Yetholm Road while Esh Group carry out essential work on behalf of Northumbrian Water.  Please use stops on Clockmill Road or Team Street.

Southbound closure at Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland

7th Jun - 8th Aug

Buses will be diverted during the Southbound closure of the Queen Alexandra Bridge from first bus on Monday 7th June for approximately 11 weeks.  

Services 8 & 135 will be unable to serve the usual stop at the North side of the Queen Alexandra Bridge on journeys towards Sunderland, please use the stop 24186 (near Queen Alexandra Avenue) instead.

Phase Two of works at Albert Road, Jarrow

29th May - 20th Aug

Phase Two of the refurbishment of Albert Road bridge in Jarrow will start on Saturday 29th May. During the closure of the bridge, buses will be diverted and will be unable to serve their normal stops.



Services will be unable to serve the bus stops at Albert Road & Park Road. Please catch your bus from Jarrow Bus Station or Bede Burn Road.

Stop re-opened at Holmeside, Sunderland

27th May - 30th Jun

The temporary bus stop at Hays Travel will become redundant as of 10:00 on Thursday 27th May. Buses will not serve this stop after this time and will instead serve stop 24S24 at Holmeside near the Market entrance.

Closure at Alston Townhead

24th May - 19th Nov

Tynedale Links services 681 & X81 will be unable to serve the bus stops at Alston Townhead on Monday to Fridays from Monday 24th May while long term works are in place.  Services will operate to & from the bus stops at Henderson's Garage (Spar shop).

Closure of Durham Bus Station from 15 February

15th Feb - 30th Sep

From Monday 15 February, Durham Bus Station will be closed to allow demolition and redevelopment work to begin, which is expected to last until Autumn 2022.

Whilst the bus station is closed, a range of new bus stops will be introduced on North Road and at Millburngate.

Closure of New Elvet Bridge in Durham

20th Jul - 19th Sep

New Elvet Bridge in Durham will be closed from Monday 20 July 2020 for 14 months.

During this time, Cathderal Bus 40B and indiGo service 59 will be diverted while Durham County Council carry out major works on New Elvet Bridge. Buses will not serve bus stops between the bus station and the Whitechurch public house (New Inn).

Buses will stop at the bus stops near to the Whitechurch public house and Bow Durham School

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Sunderland City Centre 10K Run

20th Jun

Several closures in place across Sunderland City Centre for the Sunderland City Run. Road closures listed below may reopen earlier than schedule. 
St Marys way closure 06:00 - 16:00 - Wearmouth Bridge closure 08:45 - 14:30 - City Centre closures 08:45 - 13:30 - Ryhope road/Villette Road/Toward Road closure 08:45 - 13:15

Service 56 to Newcastle will be unable to serve stops between Sunderland Interchange and Lidl Washington Road between 08:45 & 14:30, a shuttle bus will operate from Southwick to North Hylton road, customers will alight at Heppies then cross the road to board service 56 at Lidl.
Service 56 to Sunderland will be unable to serve stops between Southwick Green and Sunderland Interchange, please board the service at Southwick church bank.

Service 35A to Heworth will be unable to serve stops between Sunderland interchange and Hylton Retail park between 08:45 & 14:30, a shuttle bus will operate from Southwick to Hylton retail park for customers to connect with the service.

Service 35A to Sunderland will be unable to serve stops between Southwick Green and Sunderland Interchange between 08:45 & 14:30, please board the service at Southwick church bank.

Service 9 & 20 will be unable to serve to serve stops between Wheatsheaf and Sunderland Interchange in both directions between 08:45 & 14:30, customers can board these services at Sunderland interchange or Roker Tesco.

Service 2/2A & 39/39A & 60 & 61 will be unable to serve stops between Grangetown, Queen Alexandra road and Sunderland in both directions, customers can board at Ryhope Road/Ocean Road or Green Terrace (2/2A, 39/39A) or Sunderland Interchange (60, 61)

Closure of Rainton Bridge to East Rainton Link Road under A690

20th Jun

The link road from Rainton Bridge to East Rainton will be closed for works from 08:00-16:00 on Sunday 20th June.

X-Lines X20 will be unable to serve the bus stop under the A690 towards Durham, please catch your bus at Rainton Bridge Industrial estate.

Bus Stop Closed, Great Lime Road

21st - 22nd Jun

The bus stop at Great Lime Road / Forest Hall junction will be closed for the duration of the works, please use the stop before or the stop after.

Closure of Colliery Lane, Hetton le hole

21st - 22nd Jun

Colliery Lane will be closed for works on 21st and 22nd June between 08:00 & 18:00 each day.

During these times service 265 will divert via Lilywhite terrace and Murton lane in both directions.

Closure of Ponteland Road

21st - 25th Jun

Service 42A will be unable to serve stops on Ponteland Road, please use the stops at Bank Foot Metro or Wheatsheaf Pub.

Closure at A19 & A184, Boldon

21st - 23rd Jun

Buses & Coaches will be diverted between 20:00 & 06:00 each evening until the following morning on Monday 21st June & Tuesday 22nd June while junction improvement works continue.
X-lines X9 & X10 will be unable to serve bus stops at Testo's roundabout on journeys in both directions. Please catch your coach at Heworth Interchange.
Services 35 & 35A will be unable to serve bus stops between Cooper BMW & White Mare Pool on journeys in both directions. Please catch your bus at White Mare Pool services or Cooper BMW.