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Service changes in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear from Sunday 1st September 2019

Start Date: 01/09/2019


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

We are making changes to some services in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear from Sunday 1st September 2019 to improve punctuality, better match capacity with demand and respond to requests we have received from customers

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.

Service 1: Blyth – Cowpen – Bedlington Station – Ashington – Lynemouth – Ellington – Widdrington

There will be minor changes to the route and timetable in Ashington to improve punctuality following completion of the roadworks in the town centre.

Buses travelling from Blyth to Wansbeck Hospital will omit Ashington bus station and serve the stop on Woodhorn Road opposite Sports Direct. Buses travelling from Blyth to Cresswell and Widdrington will serve Ashington bus station (as now) as well as the stop on Woodhorn Road opposite Sports Direct. As a result, most journeys will operate 1-2 minutes earlier between Ashington and Wansbeck Hospital.

Buses travelling towards Blyth will continue to follow their existing routes, but they will run 1-2 minutes earlier between Wansbeck Hospital and Ashington.

Click here to download the new timetable.

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

This service will have a revised timetable to improve punctuality and reduce congestion in the Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station. Most Monday to Saturday daytime buses from Morpeth, Bedlington and Cramlington to Newcastle will run a few minutes later.

Click here to download the new timetable.

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

This service will have a revised timetable to improve punctuality and reduce congestion in the Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station. Most Monday to Saturday daytime buses from Dinnington to Newcastle will run a few minutes later.

Click here to download the new timetable.

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

This service will run between Newcastle, Regent Centre, Brunton Park and Featherstone Grove only. Buses will continue to run up to every 15 minutes along this route on Monday to Saturday daytimes (hourly in the evening, on Sundays and on Public Holidays), but there will be minor alterations to the schedule to improve punctuality and reduce overcrowding.

The section of route between Newcastle, the RVI and CAV will be covered by new service 47, which is described below.

Click here to download the new timetable.

New Service 47: Newcastle – RVI – CAV

This new service will replace the 46 between Newcastle, the RVI and CAV. Buses will continue to run up to every 15 minutes at Monday to Friday commuter times and every 30 minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes, but there will be minor alterations to the schedule to improve punctuality. All journeys will be operated by full size single-deck vehicles instead of midibuses to ensure there is enough space for everyone (especially at commuter times).

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 51/51A: Newcastle – Benton Asda – Holystone – Shiremoor – Earsdon – Whitley Bay

This service will revert to its normal Monday to Saturday daytime schedule following completion of the roadworks at Benton Asda. However, there will be minor alterations to the timetable during Monday to Friday commuter periods to improve punctuality. Evening and Sunday buses will also run at slightly different times to co-ordinate with other services in Newcastle.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 52: Newcastle – Freeman Hospital – Four Lane Ends – Killingworth – Cramlington – Bedlington Station – Ashington – Newbiggin

This service will have a revised timetable to improve punctuality, with most Monday to Saturday daytime buses running up to five minutes earlier or later. The Monday to Friday journeys between Ashington and Newbiggin will also be withdrawn due to low usage. Alternative buses are available on services 35 and X21.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service 57/57A: Ashington – Bedlington – Cramlington – Seaton Delaval – Earsdon – Monkseaton – Whitley Bay – North Shields

Following customers’ requests, we are introducing Sunday and Public Holiday buses between Ashington, Bedlington and Cramlington. These will run every two hours during the daytime as extensions of existing service 57A journeys between Cramlington, Whitley Bay and North Shields. Buses will follow the same route as the Monday to Saturday 57 between Ashington and Cramlington, serving all the same stops along the way.

Click here to download the new timetable.

Service X30: Newcastle – Regent Centre – Newsham – Blyth

This service will extend to North Farm, Cowpen and Bebside Asda, offering faster links to/from Newcastle at Monday to Friday commuter times.

Buses will run via Bridge Street, Hodgsons Road, Cowpen Road, Briardale Road and Tynedale Drive between Blyth town centre and Bebside Asda, serving all stops along the way.
In Blyth, buses travelling towards Bebside will use stand 5 in the bus station while those travelling towards Newcastle will use stand 1 (as now).

There will be no changes to the times of the morning journeys between Blyth Bus Station and Newcastle. However, the afternoon journeys will leave Newcastle three minutes later at 1633 and 1733 to reduce congestion in the Haymarket Bus Station.

Click here to download the new timetable..

Services affected

1
43
44
45
46
47
51, 51A
52
57, 57A
X30

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