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Tyne Bridge restoration - potential disruptions

14th Apr 2024 onwards

From 4th April 2024, the Tyne Bridge has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for a four-year programme of restoration works.

This reduction to one lane is likely to lead to an increase in traffic congestion on some roads in and around the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead, particularly at peak times (07:30-09:30 & 15:00-18:00). This could have an impact on any of our services that serve Newcastle, Gateshead or the Metrocentre.

We will be closely monitoring how this impacts our network. During times of significant congestion, some journeys may take longer, and we may regrettably need to curtail or cancel some journeys. We may also occasionally need to divert buses heading into or out of Newcastle city centre.

Cancelled or curtailed journeys will be reflected in our bus stop departure boards that can be viewed in our app or on our website, and we will post information about diversions on our service updates page.

During the initial few months of these works and until we understand more about the detailed impacts of these works on our services, we strongly advise customers to allow some extra time for their journeys, especially if travelling at peak times Monday to Friday.

Road closure at Mount Lane affecting school buses 864 & 874

29th Apr 2024 - 24th May 2024

School buses 864 & 874 will be unable to operate via Mount Lane from Monday 29th April until Friday 24th May.  Buses will operate via Springwell Road and observe all stops on the diversionary route.

Blyth bus station closed for refurbishment affecting service 309

20th Mar 2024 onwards

Blyth bus station is closed as part of the ongoing town centre redevelopment works. Please catch your bus from the temporary stop near the job centre.

Long term road closure at Tynemouth affecting service 1

15th Jan 2024 onwards

Due to a long term road closure at Tynemouth, service 1 towards Newcastle & Metro Centre is diverted.
Bus stops at Beach Road, Grand Parade and Percy Park Road will not be served, instead buses will operate via Broadway serving all stops on the diversionary route.

Road damage at Armstrong Road affecting services 84 & 85

6th Dec 2023 onwards

Buses on services 84 & 85 are unable to serve the stops at Armstron Road (westbound) and B & Q warehouse until further notice due to damage on the road. Please catch your bus from Armstrong Road (southbound).

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Road closure at Grey Street affecting services 53 & Q3

Today 18:00 - 21st May 2024

Buses will be unable to serve stops on Grey Street between 18:00 and end of service on Monday 20th May.  Service 53 will serve stop 08q02, Market Street just before the junction with Grey Street.  Service Q3 will use stop 08NC45, Market Street just after the junction with Grey Street.

Road closure at Fourstones affecting service 687

21st - 23rd May 2024

We have been informed by Northumberland County Council that the road from the A69 to Fourstones will be closed to all traffic except buses from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd May between 08:00 & 16:00 while the road is resurfaced.  Buses may be subject to a short delay at times while they travel through the works area.

Bruce Springsteen Concert at Stadium of Light

22nd - 23rd May 2024

There will be alterations to services due to crowd control measures implemented for the Bruce Springsteen Concert.

Service 700 will be unable to operate in the Sheepfolds area and instead will operate via North Bridge Street between Wearmouth Bridge and Roker Avenue.

Buses on services 9, 24, 35A & 56 towards Sunderland will be unable to serve stops at North Bridge Street following the Bruce Springsteen concert.  Please catch your bus from the Salvation Army on Roker Avenue.

Road closed at Corbridge Road affecting services 10 & 689

23rd - 24th May 2024

A695 Corbridge Road will be closed to all traffic except buses on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May between 08:00 & 16:00.  There may be a short delay while contractors make the road safe for buses to pass through and bus stops within the closed section will not be served.