Switch to bus to help keep us moving.

2 months ago Wed 27th Mar 2024

Tyne Bridge lane closures


If you haven't already heard, the iconic Tyne Bridge is being restored to its former glory. From 2 April, there will be temporary lane closures on the Tyne Bridge. Instead of two lanes in each direction, there will only be one lane in each direction (with one footway open for walking and cycling). These lane restrictions will be in place for a minimum of two years.

Measures have been put in place to help keep the city moving and people are being encouraged to make the switch to bus to help ease congestion. Go North East have up to 75 buses an hour operating into Newcastle City Centre from across Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Northumberland and the Tees Valley, and tickets are super affordable. For a single ticket, it's just £1 for under-22s, £2 for adults or free of charge from 9.30am if you are a concessionary bus pass holder, which is highlighted in our 'One, Two, Free' campaign! 

To help ease congestion problems, you might want to consider our Park and Ride at the Metrocentre. If you travel by car and you usually drive along the A1 to get into central Newcastle or Gateshead, you can leave your car at our Park and Ride for free and travel by bus into Gateshead and Newcastle for no more than £2 each way.

Our Park and Ride is located in the Metrocentre Staff and Coach Car Park off A1114 Riverside Way, NE11 9SY. The entrance to the car park is from the roundabout of A1114 and Mandela Way. Follow the signs and park within the designated Park and Ride area of the car park.

Our existing X50 Match Day Park & Ride service for football fans, which already operates from the coach park, will still run as normal.

Newcastle and Gateshead are very much open for business, just keep in mind alternative ways of travelling to get around the region.

Click here to start planning your journey by bus. 

Click here for more information about the Tyne Bridge restoration.