Catchgate Crown & Thistle, SE-bound service updates
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These may affect your journey
As has been reported in the local media, our Chester-le-Street depot will sadly be closing from September with all routes relocating to other depots. This follows the recent service changes, adapting to reduced use of bus services in some areas following changes to the way people work, shop and socialise.
No driver or workshop engineer redundancies are being made as a result of the depot closure and today we held a constructive meeting with Trade Union officials to agree some changes to the arrangements to support colleagues currently working at the depot. Our colleagues are now being re-balloted by the Union, with a recommendation from them to accept this revised offer.
The ballot is due to close on Thursday morning, and we will provide an update soon after this. It is hoped that the industrial action planned by colleagues at Chester-le-Street depot to start from Friday 12 August can be avoided, however should it still go ahead then services 21, X21, 34, Durham Cathedrals Bus 40/40A, Mount Oswald service 42, High Pittington 204/A and Chester Town Bus 700/1/2/3 may be affected, with a very limited service operating on the main corridors.
All other Go North East services will be unaffected. Please check our website and social media pages for further updates on Thursday lunchtime/afternoon.
Some journey may be cancelled at short notice.
We'll aim to provide as much notice as possible with our dedicated page updated around 6pm each evening ready for the following day. We recommend that you keep checking back for updates as we may manage to cover further journeys.
You can view our cancellations by clicking on the title of this update. If you're using our app, please click on the link shown below.
- Affected routes:
Durham Diamond 16
Due to a technical issue with the bus station doors on Stand G at Stanley Bus Station, services 16 & 16A will operate from Stand F until further notice. In the event that another service is already on Stand F, services 16 & 16A will use Stand G and customers are advised to use an adjacent door to access their bus.