• Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

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Service changes from 3 September 2017

From 3 September, there will be big improvements to some routes, including Wear Xpress X5, Tyne Tees Xpress X9/X10 and Castles Express X21.

There will also be some changes to a number of other services to help with reliability.

Services X9 & X10

There will be some exciting improvements to services X9 and X10, including:

  • Brand new buses with free WiFi, USB connections, tables and next stop announcements
  • A revised timetable to provide a more reliable service
  • A new stop at Dalton Park, allowing you to visit this great location with ease
  • An earlier journey on Sundays, arriving into Newcastle at 10.12am
  • In Peterlee Bus Station, the service will depart from Stand A when travelling towards Newcastle
  • Find out more and view the new timetable

Wear Xpress X5

  • A new hourly Sunday daytime service will be introduced on service X5, running the full route between Sunderland, Peterlee and Hartlepool, offering new travel opportunities.
  • Working in partnership with Sunderland College, there will be additional journeys at peak times on weekdays between Sunderland and Peterlee, numbered X5A, which will run via Easington Colliery and Horden instead of Littlethorpe and Essington Way.
  • There is an extra journey on weekdays from Doxford International to Sunderland, departing at 4.06pm.
  • View new timetable

Castles Express X21

  • On Sunday daytimes, a full service X21 will now run between Bishop Auckland, Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle, offering faster journey times to Newcastle. Buses also have great features such as USB Connections and free customer WiFi.
  • Weekdays, the journey which commences from Chester-le-Street at 6.40am towards Durham will now commence from Gateshead at 6.20am.
  • View new timetable

Red Arrows X1

  • Weekdays there will be an additional evening journey from Newcastle to Washington, departing Eldon Square at 11.30pm.
  • There will be some changes to the timetable on a Saturday – but no other changes on weekdays or Sundays.
  • View new timetable

Quaylink Q3

  • There will be an extra journey from Great Park into Newcastle in the morning peak, to provide more seats.
  • View new timetable

Connections 4

intu Metrocentre Mini M6

  • The weekday journey which commences at Crookgate towards Stanley at 6.30am will now commence from intu Metrocentre at 6.16am.
  • View new timetable

Coast & Country 8 & 8A

  • Weekday journeys which leave Stanley at 3.55pm and 4.30pm will be retimed.
  • The journey at 3.55pm will run as service 8 instead of 8A.
  • View new timetable

Tyne Valley Ten 10, 10A & 10B

Blue Arrow 11 & 11X

  • The morning peak timetable is revised. Journeys on service 11X will become a standard service 11. Any passengers travelling towards Cobalt are advised to change in Newcastle City Centre onto service 309 or X39, which serves Haymarket Bus Station and Sandyford Road, near the Civic Centre.
  • Weekday journey at 3.54pm from Whitley Bay will be retimed to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable

Service 13

Additional journeys on service 13 at:

  • Weekday 9.03am from Durham to Langley Park
  • Weekday 3.09pm from Langley Park to Durham
  • View new timetable

Service 14

  • Weekday journey at 3.27pm from Durham to Langley Park is retimed ten minutes earlier, following changes to Framwellgate School finish time.
  • Sunday timetable is slightly amended to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable

Prince Bishops 20, 20A & X20

  • Timetable revised to improve reliability.
  • Extra journeys in the morning peak into Durham and Sunderland.
  • On Sunday daytimes, service 20 will no longer serve Doxford International, giving a faster journey between Durham and Sunderland. Any passengers wishing to travel to Doxford International on Sunday daytimes can use Black Cats service 39 or new Sunday Wear Xpress service X5.
  • Evening journeys on service 20 will continue to serve Doxford International.
  • View new timetable

Night Bus N20

  • Due to low passenger numbers, this service will be cancelled.

Angel 21

  • There will be minor adjustments to the timetable to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable

Night Bus N21

  • For students and people visiting the bars and restaurants of Newcastle and Durham, this service will be extended from Durham North Road to Durham University, stopping on South Road for access to colleges, and also serving New Elvet and Leazes Road Underpass providing convenient stops.
  • View new timetable

Service X22

  • On Sundays, service X22 will be increased to run hourly, between Metrocentre and Chester-le-Street only.
  • The service will no longer run to Durham on Sundays due to low passenger numbers – however any passengers wishing to travel from Durham to Metrocentre can use Angel 21 or Castles Express X21 from Durham to Chester-le-Street, and then service X22 from Chester-le-Street to Metrocentre
  • There are no changes to the service on Monday-Saturday – service X22 will continue to run to Durham on these days.
  • View new timetable

Black Cats 33

  • Following passenger requests, journeys around the Docks will run clockwise and anti-clockwise. Once per hour, the service will run on the current route as service 33, and once per hour the service will run anti-clockwise as service 33A.
  • Due to this, there will be some small changes to the times of service 33.
  • There is no change to the route or frequency between Silksworth and Sunderland.
  • View new timetable

Lambton Worm 34 & 34A

  • There will be an extra journey from Ouston and Pelton to Chester-le-Street on weekdays, departing Ouston at 8.10am, arriving in Chester-le-Street at 8.31am.
  • Sunday journeys are retimed to run around five minutes later.
  • View new timetable

See it Do it 35 & 35A

  • The Sunday service will have a revised timetable to improve reliability.
  • On Sunday daytimes, passengers travelling to Easington Lane and South Hetton will now be able to use the improved Wear Xpress service X5, with a full service direct to Sunderland on Sunday daytimes, no longer needing to connect with service 35A at Houghton-le-Spring.
  • View new timetable

Cobalt Clipper X39

  • Service X39 will no longer run to Gateshead – all journeys will now terminate at Newcastle Haymarket. Passengers for Gateshead are advised to alight at Haymarket and change onto one of a number of buses which run to Gateshead from Eldon Square Bus Station (which is adjacent to Haymarket).
  • View new timetable

The 49

  • Minor amendments to timetable on evenings and Sundays to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable

Fab 56

There will be an earlier journey on Sunday mornings in each direction:

  • Departing from Sunderland at 6.33am, arriving in Newcastle at 7.38am.
  • Departing from Newcastle at 7.42am, arriving in Sunderland at 8.46am.
  • View new timetable

Black Cats 61

  • A small number of morning journeys will be revised to additionally serve Dalton Park to link with new X10, which provides links to Middlesbrough and Newcastle.
  • View new timetable

Service 64


  • On weekdays, there will be more journeys between Gateshead and Metrocentre before 8.30am, to provide extra comfort and opportunities to travel.
  • View new timetable

Coast & Country 78

  • Weekday journey at 5.25pm from Sunderland is retimed to depart at 5.30pm.
  • View new timetable

Service 92

  • The times of these journeys will be revised, and most journeys will no longer be operated by Go North East. Please contact Nexus on 0191 20 20 747 for further details of the new timetable.

Loop 93 & 94

Service 95

  • The timetable of this service will be revised, with more journeys in the afternoon.
  • View new timetable

Green Arrow 97 & 97A

  • There will be some small changes to the times of journeys to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable

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