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Service changes in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear from Sunday 19th May

Start Date: 19/05/2019


Location: Blyth, Cramlington, Morpeth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay

There will be changes to some services in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear from Sunday 19th May 2019 to improve punctuality, better match capacity with demand and respond to requests we have received from customers in several places.

All of the changes are described in detail below. Simply click on the links to download new timetables for each service. Printed leaflets are available on buses and from the Ashington, Blyth, Morpeth and Newcastle Haymarket bus stations.

Sapphire 43: Newcastle – Regent Centre – Wideopen – Dudley – Cramlington – Bedlington – Morpeth

This service will have a revised timetable, with most buses running a few minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality.

Following customers’ requests, the Monday to Friday journey at 0649 from Bedlington to Newcastle will start in Morpeth at 0626, providing an earlier link to Cramlington. Some Monday to Friday ‘peak time’ buses will also start/finish at Crow Hall Lane in Cramlington, improving links from this area to Newcastle. However, a small number of Saturday morning journeys will be withdrawn due to very low usage.

Buses will use Stand S instead of Stand R in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Sapphire 44/45: Newcastle – Regent Centre – Hazlerigg or Brunswick – Dinnington

These services will have a revised timetable, with most buses running a few minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality. Unfortunately, a small number of Saturday morning journeys will be withdrawn due to very low usage.

Buses will use Stand S instead of Stand R in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 46: CAV – RVI – Newcastle – Regent Centre – Brunton Park – Featherstone Grove

Most Monday to Friday ‘peak time’ journeys will run up to five minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality and reduce overcrowding on some parts of the route. We will also be running bigger buses on the most popular Monday to Friday morning journeys from CAV to the RVI and Newcastle to ensure there is enough space for everyone. These journeys will finish in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station, where connections will be available for customers travelling to Gosforth, Regent Centre and Featherstone Grove.

Buses travelling towards Regent Centre, Brunton Park and Featherstone Grove will use Stand T instead of Stand S in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 55: Newcastle – South Gosforth – Four Lane Ends – Forest Hall

Most Monday to Friday ‘peak time’ buses will run up to five minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality. Early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will run a few minutes later to better co-ordinate with other services in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station.

Click here to download the new timetable.

MAX 306: Newcastle – Coast Road – Battle Hill – Billy Mill – North Shields – Tynemouth – Whitley Bay

This service will have a revised timetable, with most journeys running a few minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality and co-ordinate with other buses along the Coast Road.

Click here to download the new timetable.

MAX 308: Newcastle – Coast Road – Billy Mill – Whitley Bay – Seaton Sluice – Blyth

This service will have a revised timetable, with most journeys running a few minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality and co-ordinate with other buses along the Coast Road. Following customers’ requests, the Monday to Friday journey at 0615 from Whitley Bay to Blyth will start from Billy Mill at 0606, providing earlier links from this area.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 552: Brunswick – Hazlerigg – Kingston Park – Regent Centre – South Gosforth – Four Lane Ends – Tyneview Park

To improve punctuality, the Monday to Friday afternoon buses will leave Tyneview Park at 1605 and 1705, then run two minutes earlier throughout to the Regent Centre. There are no other changes to the route or timetable.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 553: Regent Centre – South Gosforth – Freeman Hospital – Walkergate – Wallsend – Battle Hill

We are improving the Monday to Friday morning service between Regent Centre and the Freeman Hospital, with buses running half-hourly instead of hourly in each direction from around 0630. However, the journeys at 0618 from Battle Hill to Wallsend, 0702 from Wallsend to Battle Hill and 0718 from Battle Hill to Wallsend will be withdrawn due to very low usage.

Click here to download the new timetable.

MAX X6: Newcastle – Cobalt Business Park

Most journeys will run a few minutes earlier or later to improve punctuality and co-ordinate with other services in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station. Unfortunately, the Monday to Friday journeys at 0618 from Newcastle to Cobalt and 1811 from Cobalt to Newcastle will be withdrawn due to low usage.

Click here to download the new timetable.

MAX X9: Newcastle – Regent Centre – Cramlington – South Newsham – South Beach – Blyth

Buses will use Stand T instead of Stand S in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station. There are no changes to the route or timetable.

MAX X10/X11: Newcastle – Regent Centre – Cramlington – Newsham – Blyth

Buses will use Stand U instead of Stand T in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station. There are no changes to the route or timetable.

Services affected

43
44
45
46
55
306
308
552
553
X6
X9
X10, X11

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