Changes to services South East Northumberland and Tyne & Wear areas.

From Sunday 29 August 2021

From Sunday 29 August, we’re making some changes to services in the South East Northumberland and Tyne & Wear areas. 

Service 35/35A Woodhorn to Morpeth

Monday to Saturday daytime journeys will change to operate to a revised route arrangement around Newbiggin and Woodhorn, as a result of changes to the timetable.

This new arrangement will see buses operate to a one-way loop of Newbiggin and Woodhorn, via Seacrest Road.

Service 35 will operate this loop in a clockwise direction (essentially running direct from North Seaton Roundabout to Woodhorn, then via normal route back towards Ashington/Morpeth), with a NEW Service 35A introduced, which will operate journeys anti-clockwise (as normal between Newbiggin and Woodhorn, but returning via the A189 to North Seaton Roundabout, then back to Ashington/Morpeth).

The frequency of service from Newbiggin and Woodhorn will continue to be twice per hour, however due to the revised route, these times may be slightly different to normal. This does also mean that Service 35A intending passengers do need to board the bus on the opposite side of the road to normal, when travelling towards Ashington/Morpeth.
When alighting, passengers can travel around the loop in either direction to reach their terminus.
Evening and Sunday buses will continue to run as present, terminating at Seacrest Road via Sandy Bay in both directions.

Service 43 – Newcastle to Cramlington and Morpeth

Service will be reinstated to operate up to every 15 minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes between Newcastle and Cramlington with journeys continuing to Morpeth hourly. There is no change to evening or Sunday timetables. 

Service 44 – Newcastle to Dinnington

There will be minor timetable changes to this service during Monday to Friday daytimes.

Service 45 – Newcastle to Dinnington

There will be minor timetable changes to this service during Monday to Friday daytimes.

Service 55 – Newcastle to Forest Hall

Service will be improved to operate up to every 20 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes. There is no change to evening or Sunday timetables.

306 / 308 – Newcastle to Whitley Bay and Blyth

These services will reinstated to operate every 15 minutes on each route during Monday to Friday daytimes and every 20 minutes on each route on Saturday daytimes – giving a bus along the Coast Road every 7/8 minutes Mon to Fri daytimes and every 10 minutes Saturday daytimes. There is no change to evening or Sunday timetables.

Services X21/X22 Newcastle to Ashington and Newbiggin

These services will be reinstated to operate every 20 minutes on each route (or every 10 minutes on common sections of route) during Monday to Friday daytimes. Saturday journeys will continue to run every 30 minutes (or every 15 minutes along common sections of the route).

We urge passengers to read a more detailed update on this change here.

Service X30 – Newcastle to Blyth and Bebside (from Tuesday 31 August)

The following journeys will be reinstated;

  • 0708 Bebside to Newcastle
  • 1733 Newcastle to Bebside

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