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Face coverings and social distancing

16th Jul onwards

Social distancing restrictions have been lifted but, in line with government guidance, we expect people to think of others and still wear a face covering on our buses, if they can.

Closure at Rainton Bridge Industrial Estate

26th - 27th Jul

Buses on service X20 will be unable to serve bus stops South of nPower at Rainton Bridge Industrial Estate between 19:00 & 06:00 on Monday 26th July,  Please catch your bus at the nPower stops.

Changes to stopping arrangements in Newcastle City Centre

26th Jul onwards

Services operating from Redheugh Bridge that have temporarily been terminating at Newgate Street, St Andrew's Church are now operating to and setting down at Eldon Square bus station, following changes to social distancing measures in Newcastle. Buses will stop at Newgate Street stop 08NC19, near the junction with Clayton Street and then Eldon Square.

Closure at Washington Road, Washington

26th Jul - 9th Aug

Buses on services 50, 50A & 56 will be unable to stop at stops on Washington Road between Cherry Blossom Way and the A19 while works continue.  If you're travelling to these stops please use the Connector Shuttle from Concord bus station.

Roadworks - Grange Villa

24th - 31st Jul

🚧 Service 8 🚧 Due to roadworks at Grange Villa, Service 8 is currently unable to serve stops at Newfield or Grange Villa on journeys towards Stanley. Please use service 78 or services 28 & 28A to West Pelton and change to service 8 there.

Closure at Brunswick Road, Town End Farm

19th Jul - 6th Aug

Buses on services 35, 35A, 135 & 136 will be unable to serve bus stops on Brunswick Road while essential works are carried out.  Please use stops on Hylton Lane.

Temporary bus stop suspensions in Stocksfield

19th - 30th Jul

Bus stops at the Masonic Hall & Broomley First School will be temporarily suspended while Comex2000UK carry out telecommunications work in the area. Temporary replacements will be set up nearby while stops are affected.

Closure at Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead

5th Jul - 22nd Aug

Buses on East Gateshead Loop 93 & 94 will be unable to serve bus stops on Hawks Road & Saltmeadows Road between Mill Road & Deptford Road while works are in place.  Please catch your bus from the stops near Greggs on Saltmeadows Road, Mill Road or Gateshead College.

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.

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

Services resume normal route in Houghton le Spring from Tuesday 27th July 2021

Today 04:00 - 26th Aug

After a long period of diversion, services in Houghton le Spring will return to normal routes following the removal of social distancing measures in the town centre.

Services currently using the stop at Lidl on Hillside Way will stop at Newbottle Street opposite the Church.

Bus Stop closed at Coatsworth Road

Today 07:00 - 10th Aug

Bus stop 15075 on Coatsworth Road near Coatsworth Convenience Store is closed for approximately 2 weeks while roadworks are in place.  Please catch your bus from the previous or next stop.

Closure at Park Road / Old Fold Road

28th Jul - 1st Aug

Buses on service 93 will be unable to serve stops at the Old Fold Estate from 08:00 on Wednesday 28th July until 17:00 on Sunday 1st August while NWL carry out essential works.  Please use service 94 from the Old Fold Estate to Neilson Road and change to service 93 there.  If you're traveling to the Old Fold Estate, you can alight at Gateshead Stadium or the bus stop on Felling by pass near Green Lane.  Alternatively, stay on service 93 and change to 94 at Heworth Interchange.

Closure at North Street, Winlaton

28th - 30th Jul

  • Affected routes:
  • 49

Buses on service 49 will be unable to serve it's usual bus stops between The Huntsman and Winlaton Bus Station while Gateshead Council carry out essential works at North Street.  Towards Winlaton, buses will operate via the same route as service 12, and the reverse of this route towards Blaydon.  Customers travelling from Wylam View and Heddon View should catch their bus from the opposite side of the road to usual. Customers travelling from Black Lane can catch their bus from Winlaton Bus Station.