Temporary COVID bus timetables from 16 January

3 months ago Tue 12th Jan 2021

16 Jan - temporary changes

From Saturday 16 January, we will be making some temporary changes to our services in light of the government’s latest COVID restrictions. Most services continue to operate but with some reduced frequencies as shown below.

These changes will ensure that we’re meeting travel demands and still allowing for social distancing to take place.

If your service isn’t listed below, then it will continue to run to its normal timetable.

Live times are available on both our website and app – and you can check in advance how busy your journey is going to be using our When2Travel planning tool.

You can view all the timetables in our timetables and maps section – simply select your service and change the calendar to your desired date.

Timetable booklets will also be available on all buses from this weekend, or if you like, you can download a PDF booklet.


X-lines X1

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 12 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 24 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • There will also be some evening frequency reductions.
  • View timetable


Black Cats 2 & 2A

  • There will be some reductions to the frequency between Sunderland and Silksworth.
  • View timetable


QuayCity Q3

  • There will be some reductions to the evening timetable.
  • On a Saturday, the service will run to the current Sunday timetable.
  • On a Sunday, the service will be revised to run hourly.
  • View timetable


Venture V3 & V4


Connections 4

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 12 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 24 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • There will also be some reductions to the evening frequency.
  • View timetable


Services M6, M7 and M8

  • Service M7 will be temporarily suspended.
  • Services M6 and M8 will continue to operate between Metrocentre and Stanley up to twice per hour, with a small number of journeys being withdrawn due to lower numbers of passengers.
  • View timetable


Services X6 & X7

  • Service X7 will be temporarily suspended – only service X6 will run.
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Coast & Country 8 & 8A


X-lines X9 & X10

  • Will be revised to run hourly and will follow both routes.
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Tyne Valley Ten 10, 10A, 10B & 10X

  • Most 10X journeys will be temporarily suspended.
  • Weekday 10B at 6.44am from Blaydon to Prudhoe will not run.
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Services 12 & 12A

  • The weekday journeys at 8.15am from Newcastle to Newcastle Business Park, and 5.11pm from Blaydon to Newcastle, will not run.
  •  View timetable


Service 13

  • Service is temporarily suspended – passengers are able to travel on X-lines X20 instead.
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Little Coasters 19

  • Some journeys which operate between North Shields and Northumberland Park only are suspended off-peak on weekdays, and on Saturdays.
  • View timetable


Prince Bishops 20

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 12 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 24 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • There will also be some evening frequency reductions.
  • View timetable


Angel 21

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 7 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 15 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • There will also be some evening frequency reductions.
  • View timetable


X-lines X21


Service X22

  • Will be temporarily suspended.


Service 25

  • Monday to Saturday timetables will be revised to run hourly.
  • Sunday timetable will be revised to run every 2 hours.
  • View timetable


X-lines X30, X31 & X32


Services 38 & 38C


X-lines X45, X46 & X47

  • Service X46 will not run.
  • On Monday to Saturday daytimes, services X45 and X47 will continue to operate each every 30 minutes, with some journeys being retimed by up to five minutes.
  • On a Sunday, X45 and X47 will be revised to run hourly.
  • View timetable


Voltra 53 & 54

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 10 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 20 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • View 53 timetable
  • View 54 timetable


Service 55

  • Will be revised to run hourly, still serving Wingate and Hutton Henry.
  • View timetable


Service 56

  • The frequency of the service will be revised on evenings and Sundays.
  • View timetable


CityLink 58

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 12 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 24 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • View timetable


Drifter 60

  • A small number of daytime journeys will be temporarily suspended, but the service will still run up to every 12 minutes.
  • There may, however, be gaps of up to 24 minutes between some journeys so please check the timetable using the link below.
  • View timetable


Service X66


X-lines X84 & X85

  • Service X85 will be revised to run between Hexham and Newbrough only. Passengers wishing to travel between Newcastle, Corbridge and Hexham are advised to use services 10 and X84 instead.
  • Service X84 will continue to operate hourly, but will be retimed from Hexham towards Newcastle.
  • View timetable


indiGo 85 & 86

  • All Monday to Saturday service 86 journeys will be temporarily cancelled, except the early morning journey at 5.40am from Concord.
  • View timetable


Green Arrow X97

  • Service X97 will be temporarily suspended.


Cobalt & Coast 309, 310, 311 & X39

  • The frequency of this service will be revised, with each service operating every 30 minutes, providing a bus approximately every 10 minutes between Newcastle and Battle Hill.
  • Service X39 is temporarily suspended.
  • View timetable


Service 925

  • The first journey in each direction on Saturdays will be temporarily suspended.


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