X-lines – rapid bus links from Go North East

Welcome to X-lines, your new-look fast, direct bus links from Go North East to get you to work, to the shops, or off for a nice day out. 

Buses are comfortable and easy to spot in their smart gold colour scheme. With free Wi-Fi and USB charging on board, great value fares, next-stop announcements and drivers that are helpful and friendly, it really is the best way to go.

X-lines X6 and X7 between Peterlee and Sunderland

This is your improved X6 and X7 between Peterlee and Sunderland, running every 30 minutes throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays, with an end-to-end journey of under 40 minutes. X-lines X6 and X7 also serves Dalton Park, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham and Grangetown.

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X-lines X20 between Durham and Sunderland

This is your improved, faster X20 between Durham and Sunderland, running every 30 minutes throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays, with an end-to-end average journey time of only 45 minutes. X-lines X20 also serves Belmont, Carrville, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring and East Herrington.

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X-lines X21 between Bishop Auckland and Newcastle

This is your improved X21 between Bishop Auckland and Newcastle, running every 30 minutes throughout the day Mondays to Saturdays (up to every 15 mins at peak times) and hourly on Sundays. X-lines X21 buses also serve Spennymoor, Framwellgate Moor, Chester-le-Street, The Cannon at Low Fell and Gateshead.

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X-lines X30 between Consett, Stanley and Newcastle

This is your improved X30 between Consett, Stanley and Newcastle, running up to every 30 minutes between Stanley and Newcastle, and every hour between Consett and Newcastle. X-lines X30 also serves Annfield Plain, Sunniside, Whickham and Dunston.

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First time using the bus? Here's our simple guide:

  • Get to the bus stop a few minutes before the departure time.
  • Raise your arm to signal stop as the bus approaches.
  • Tell our friendly driver your destination and ticket type (one way, return, day or weekly).
  • Pay by contactless, cash (we give change) or buy in advance on our app.
  • Take a seat, enjoy the ride and press the bell when the bus gets close to where you want to get off.