Newgate Street bus stop in Newcastle City Centre

From Monday 2 October for approximately 3 weeks, our services that normally stop outside of Wilkinsons will be unable to do so due to utility works.

Customers should use the stop outside of Lau’s restaurant, which will be observed until the works are complete.

Service 680 at Chollerford

From Monday 9 October until Saturday 4 November, Chollerford Bridge will be closed between 9am until 3pm. On Monday-Saturdays, the 680 will be diverted via A69, Boatside, Fourstones, B6319, B6318, Chollerford and then normal route to Humshaugh, Wark and Bellingham.

A shuttle bus will run Monday-Saturday between Hexham and Brunton Crossroads, with departures from Hexham Bus Station at 9.10am, 11.10am and 1.10pm. Departures from Brunton Crossroads at 10.37am, 12.37pm and 2.37pm.

Service 57 at Wardley

From Tuesday 10 October, for at least 12 weeks, there will be works at Wardley Bus Gate.

Due to closure, service 57 to divert via Felling bypass, A195 slip-road, Black Bull overbridge, Sunderland Road then White Mere Gardens and then normal route.

Westbound bus stop on Sunderland Road will not be used by service 57, so please use the first stop on White Mere Gardens northbound.

Services X9, X10 and 35A – Felling bypass

X9 & X10

Major roadworks are planned on Felling bypass between Whitemare Pool and Heworth Interchange from Tuesday 10 October.

This has the potential to cause significant delays to services. To ensure services X9 and X10 continue to run reliably, they will not serve Testo’s roundabout towards Newcastle for the duration of the roadworks – which is expected to be around 6 months.

Journeys towards Middlesbrough are unaffected.


To minimise disruption for the majority of passengers, some journeys on service 35A will no longer operate to Heworth Interchange during the works. These journeys are:

  • Monday to Friday journeys at 7.57am and 5.23pm from Boldon Cinema to Heworth will now terminate at Boldon Cinema
  • Monday to Friday journeys at 8.20am and 5.42pm from Heworth will now commence from Boldon Cinema

Service 204 at High Grange Estate

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October, there will be works at Willowtree Avenue, High Grange Estate.

Service 204 will be unable serve High Grange Estate or Belmont Link Road. Please use stops at Bannatyne’s for Belmont Link Road, or Travellers Rest/Renny’s Lane for High Grange Estate.

Services 13, 14, 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 20, 20A, 59, 204, 208, 265, N21 and X20 at Millburngate in Durham

From 1pm on Friday 13 October until 1pm on Sunday 15 October, services will be unable to serve Millburngate stops due to a road closure, so please catch your bus from the bus station. North Road stops will also be suspended, so services 13, 14 and 59 will use Stand A in the bus station.

Service N21 will enter Durham Bus Station rather than North Road as normal and use Bethel Chapel opposite the Heart Foundation charity shop to depart.

Night Bus N21 at Gateshead Interchange

From midnight until 6am on Saturday 14 October, there will be works at Gateshead Interchange so Night Bus service N21 will be unable to serve its normal stand when heading towards Durham. It will instead depart from Stand G.

Newcastle bound journeys will be unaffected.

Services 36, 78 and 78A at Ropery Lane

There will be works at Ropery Lane between Chester-le-Street Front Street and the A167 all day on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, then overnight between 7pm and 6am on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 October – eastbound only between A167 and Cricket Club roundabout.

  • 14 & 15 October – services will be unable to serve any stops on Ropery Lane all day, so please use stops at Clifford Terrace or Emirates Riverside (Durham County Cricket Ground).
  • 16 & 17 October – unable to serve Lumley, Castle Dene or Woodstone Village due to roadworks between
    Chester-le-Street and Cricket Ground. Option will be to catch diverted buses to Bournmoor and catch Chester-le-Street bound bus back to Lumley.

Services, 5, 88 and 88A at Harton Lane roundabout

On Sundays 15 and 22 October, between 8am and 6pm each day, services 5, 88 and 88A will be unable to serve any stops in either direction on Harton Lane, Temple Park Road or Stanhope Road due to roadworks.

Service 39 at Hylton Bank roundabout

On Sundays 15 and 22 October, between 8am and 6pm each day, service 39 will be unable to serve Hylton Road eastbound or Portsmouth Road. Please use westbound stop at Pennywell Industrial Estate or normal stops on Nookside towards Sunderland.

Services 19 and 309 at Silverlink North

Overnight works at Silverlink North will take place from Monday 16 until Wednesday 18 October, between the hours of 8pm and 6am each night.

During this time, service 19 will be unable to serve bus stops at Village Hotel and Treatment Centre, whilst Service 309 unable to serve stops at Village Hotel, Treatment Centre, New York Road Garden Centre, Davidson Garage and New York Road Depot.

Services 12, 12A, 49, 69 and 90 at Blaydon Bank

Due to the closure of Blaydon Bank between Shibdon Road and Widdrington Road between Saturday 21 and Wednesday 25 October, buses will be unable to run to normal route and will be diverted for the period of the works.

During this time a shuttle bus will be serving Winlaton Bus Station, departing from Stand C up to every 15 minutes and serving North Street, left to Burn Road, right to Black Lane, left to North Street, right to Heddon View, left to Wylam View, left to Blaydon Bank, left to Croftdale Road and Back Lane, left to North Street and left to Winlaton Bus Station.

Services 49 & 90 will run from Blaydon Bus Station to Chainbridge Road/Shibdon Road, then to Shibdon Bank. Follow to Tyne Street, then right to Litchfield Lane, left to Blaydon Bank and Winlaton bus station bus link to the bus station. Return to Blaydon via the bus station link road to Blaydon Bank, right to Litchfield Lane and left on to Shibdon Bank. Turning left to Hazel Road and right to Birch Road, to Shibdon Road, then right to Shibdon Road, left to Chainbridge Road, left to bus station link road and Blaydon Bus Station.

Service 69 will run from Blaydon Bus Station to Chainbridge Road and Shibdon Road, right to Shibdon Bank and follow to Rugby Club, then left on to Axwell View and back to normal route. On return to Blaydon, operate via Shibdon Bank down, left to Hazel Road, right to Birch Road then right to Shibdon Road, left to Chainbridge Road and to Blaydon Bus Station via the bus link.

Service 12 will run normal route to Winlaton Bus Station, then via the bus station link road and Mount Pleasant to Blaydon Bank. Right to Litchfield Lane, left to Tyne Street and Shibdon Bank, left to Hazel Road and right to Birch Road, then right to Shibdon Road, left to Chainbridge Road and into Blaydon Bus Station.

Service 12A to run from Blaydon Bus Station to Chainbridge Road and Shibdon Road, then right to Shibdon Bank and right to Litchfield Lane then left to Blaydon Bank, Mount Pleasant and into Winlaton Bus Station via bus link, then normal route.