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Killingworth Road Closure - from Thursday 20th July 2017

Start Date: 20/07/2017


Location: Newcastle and North Tyneside

From Thursday 20th July 2017, Killingworth Road will be closed to all traffic for several months between South Gosforth roundabout and West Farm Avenue. This is to allow Nexus and Newcastle City Council to replace the Metro bridge and widen the road.

During the closure, services 54, X7 and X8 which normally run along this section of Killingworth Road will have revised routes, timetables and stopping arrangements. All of the changes are described in detail below. Simply click on the links to download maps and timetables for each service.

Service 54: Whitley Bay - Shiremoor - Killingworth - Quorum - South Gosforth - Gosforth - Newcastle

Towards Newcastle, buses will follow their normal route to the junction of Benton Lane and West Farm Avenue. Buses will then run via Benton Lane, Four Lane Ends and Benton Park Road to South Gosforth roundabout, where they will return to their normal route. Buses will observe all stops along the way and will use stand E at Four Lane Ends Interchange.

Towards Whitley Bay, buses will follow their normal route to South Gosforth roundabout. Buses will then run via Benton Park Road, Four Lane Ends and Benton Lane to Quorum Business Park, where they will return to their normal route. Buses will observe all stops along the way, and will use stand D at Four Lane Ends Interchange.

Customers who normally travel on this service to/from Longbenton Estate should use the X7 or X8, changing buses if necessary at South Gosforth roundabout or Quorum Business Park.

Click here for a map of the diversion. Click here for the revised timetable.

MAX X7 and X8: Blyth - Cramlington or Seaton Delaval - Quorum - South Gosforth - Newcastle

Towards Newcastle, buses will follow their normal route to the junction of Salters' Lane and West Farm Avenue. Buses will then run via West Farm Avenue, Benton Lane and Benton Park Road to South Gosforth roundabout, where they will return to their normal route. On this diversion, buses will observe all stops on West Farm Avenue, then call only at Benton Park Road (outside the DWP offices) and South Gosforth roundabout (outside Sainsbury's). They will not serve Four Lane Ends Interchange.

Towards Blyth, buses will follow their normal route to South Gosforth roundabout. Buses will then run via Benton Park Road, Benton Lane and West Farm Avenue to Salters' Lane, where they will return to their normal route. On this diversion, buses will observe all stops at South Gosforth roundabout, then the one opposite the DWP offices on Benton Park Road, then all stops on West Farm Avenue. They will not serve Four Lane Ends Interchange.

Click here for a map of the diversion. Click here for revised timetables for the X7 and X8.

Great Value Fares

Our Quorum and Killingworth Routesaver allows unlimited travel on services 52, 54, X7 and X8 between Newcastle, South Gosforth, Quorum and Killingworth - that's up to eight buses per hour each way on Monday to Saturday daytimes!

During the Killingworth Road closure, you can buy the weekly Routesaver ticket for only £10.00, which is a reduction of £3.00 on the normal price of £13.00! We also offer one-day, 28-day and annual Routesaver tickets, and all the prices are in the table below.

One Day

Weekly

4-Weekly

Annual

£3.60

£10.00

£46.00

£499.00

Click here for full details of where you can use these tickets as well as other options if you are travelling further afield.

Plan Ahead

We expect that our buses and the roads around South Gosforth, Longbenton and Four Lane Ends will be a lot busier than normal. Buses will therefore take longer than usual to complete their journeys. Please plan ahead, check timetables before you travel and allow more time to get where you need to be.

We apologise for any inconvenience this road closure may cause and thank you for your patience while the work takes place.

Services affected

54
X7
X8

Any further questions

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