Coastliner 306 and 308 - Changes to Times and Fares (from Sunday 29th October 2017)
Start Date: 29/10/2017
Location: Newcastle, North Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and Blyth
We are making some changes to the timetables and fares for Coastliner services 306 and 308 from Sunday 29th October 2017, which will improve value for money for regular customers and better match capacity with demand in the late evening.
All of the changes are described in detail below. Simply click on the links to download revised timetables for each service. Printed leaflets are available on buses and from our travel shop in the Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station.
Better Value Fares
We are cutting the price of the weekly Coastliner Routesaver ticket from £14 to £13, giving you unlimited travel on services 306, 308 and X6 for only £1.86 per day if you use them every day of the week. So, with buses every few minutes and contactless payment available, there has never been a better time to use Coastliner Routesaver for commuting to work, visiting friends or exploring the coast!
However, there will be some alterations to single and return ticket prices on the 306 and 308 (as well as the 51, 53, X7 and X9 where they share the same route):
- Adult single tickets that are currently priced at £1.20 and £1.40 will increase by 10p
- Adult return tickets that are currently priced at £2.00 and £2.40 will rise by 30p and 20p respectively
- Some child single and return tickets that are currently priced at 70p and £1.20 will increase by up to 30p.
All of the fares that are affected were frozen in May when we increased the prices of many other tickets across our network.
Revised Late Evening Timetables
On Mondays to Saturdays, the 308 journeys at 2239 from Blyth to Newcastle and 2340 from Newcastle to Blyth will be withdrawn due to low usage on most parts of the route. However, the 306 at 2325 from Newcastle to Tynemouth will leave at 2340 and run 15 minutes later throughout.
On Sundays (and Public Holidays), the 308 journeys at both 2139 and 2239 from Blyth to Newcastle and both 2240 and 2340 from Newcastle to Blyth will be withdrawn, again due to low usage. However, there will be some changes to the 306 timetable to maintain a 30-minute service between Newcastle and Billy Mill in the late evening.