Lobley Hill Road / Victoria Road, NE-bound service updates

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Fares and tickets from 24 July

5th - 26th Jul

Over the last couple of years, we’ve made various improvements to our range of fares and tickets based on your feedback, continuing to offer the best value for money that’s possible.

In that time, we’ve introduced flexible tickets, promotional summer offers that became permanent, discounted evening tickets, and our recently launched DUO tickets to name but a few.

Unfortunately, we are now at the point where we have carefully reviewed the cost of running our services, and we are reluctantly changing the prices of some fares and tickets from 24 July due to rising costs.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we have kept price rises as low as we possibly can. Some tickets, such as our singles and returns, will remain cheaper than they were prior to July 2021, and some monthly tickets will have their prices frozen on our app.

You can view our full guide by clicking on the title of this update. If you're using our app, please click on the link shown below.

Short notice journey cancellations

12th May onwards

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.

Road closures at Dunston affecting services 49, 49A, 49C, 96 & X30

Today 19:00 - 8th Jul

Buses on services 49 & 49A will be unable to serve bus stops at Dunston Road or Ellison Road between 19:00 & 06:00 the following morning on the evenings of Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July.  Please catch your bus from Wellington Road or Clockmill Road.

Service 49C will be unable to serve bus stops on Ravensworth Road or Ellison Road, please catch your bus from Wellington Road or Clockmill Road.

Service 96 will be unable to serve stops at Ravensworth Road or Wellington Road.  Please catch your bus at Wilson Street, Ellison Road or Dunston Road.

Service X30 will be unable to serve stops at Ellison Road, please catch your bus from Dunston Road or Wellington Road.

Services revert to normal stands in the evening at Consett bus station

1st - 31st Jul

Following a successful campaign working alongside Durham County Council & Durham Constabulary, there has been a reduction in anti-social behaviour in Consett bus station.  

With effect from 1st July 2022, the measures in place restricting the number of stands in use will no longer be required and buses will revert to using their normal stands all day.

Road closure at Hawks Road, Gateshead affecting services 53, 54, 93 & 94

20th Jun - 26th Oct

Buses on services 53, 54, 93 & 94 will be diverted from first bus on Monday 20th June while works connected to Gateshead Arena continue.  

Service 53 will operate from Mill Road via Quarryfield Road, Albany Road, Park Road to Jackson Street.  The bus stops at Sage Gateshead and Gateshead High Street, although open, will be unserved due to the length of the diversion route.

Service 54 will operate from Gateshead Interchange non stop via Jackson Street, Park Lane, Albany Road & Quarryfield Road, resuming normal route at Mill Road.  The bus stop at Sage Gateshead, although open, will be unserved due to the length of the diversion route.

Service 93 will operate non stop from Gateshead Interchange via Jackson Street, Park Lane, Albany Road & Quarryfield Road and join the existing diversion at Mill Road, continuing via South Shore Road and Deptford Road to rejoin normal route at Saltmeadows Road.

Service 94 will follow the existing diversion via Deptford Road, South Shore Road, Mill Road then via Quarryfield Road, Albany Road, Park Lane to Jackson Street.  The bus stop at Gateshead High Street, although open, will be unserved due to the length of the diversion route.

An additional stop for all services will be sited on Quarryfield Road for customers travelling to Gateshead College.