15th Sep onwards
Due to the current national driver shortage which is affecting all sectors, and higher-than-usual levels of sickness absence, 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.
Closure at Barcus Close Lane, Crookgate
27th Sep - 12th Dec
Buses on X lines service X72 will be unable to serve bus stops at Sleepy Valley, Tanfield Village or Barcus Close Lane for approximately 11 weeks while drainage works are carried out. Please catch your bus at Tantobie crossroads or Hobson, near Barcus Close Lane. For customers travelling from Sleepy Valley & Tanfield Village, Durham County Council are providing an on demand taxi service, operated by Stanley Taxis. School bus 823 will start from Tanfield Village on the opposite side of the road to normal, 2 minutes earlier at 07:52. It will then operate via Sleepy Valley, Pickering Nook, Hobson, Crookgate Bank Top (for customers from Barcus Close Lane) before resuming normal route at Crookgate Pack Horse. The afternoon journey will operate the same route in the opposite direction.