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Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

News   •   Apr 19, 2018 07:30 BST

Beat the traffic during Heworth roundabout roadworks

There will be works at Heworth roundabout from Sunday 28 January, which are expected to last 30 weeks - our buses will be the only vehicles with direct access across Heworth, so you can beat the traffic if you travel with us!

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From 4pm on Sunday 28 January for around 30 weeks

  • Buses will run normal routes in and out of Heworth Interchange.
  • Buses will be allowed access to Heworth junction, whereas other traffic will be diverted via the A194 Leam Lane and A184 Felling bypass.
  • Delays are possible as buses will need to wait to enter the junction, but our buses are the only vehicles to have direct access across Heworth, so you can beat the traffic if you travel with us. 

Due to the works, from Wednesday 7 February, the bus stop at Pelaw Social Club at Felling bypass will be suspended until further notice. Please use Heworth Interchange or the next stop at Coniston Road. 

Next phase

As Heworth roundabout roadworks move into the next phase, access routes into Heworth Interchange will be amended. This means that from Monday 19 March, for approximately five weeks, there will be some changes to stand allocations.

  • Services 26, 27, X9 and X10 which currently use Stand F towards Newcastle will be moved to the other side of the Interchange. They will stop in the "glazed" area connected to the Metro Concourse (the old Stand F). Services towards South Shields/Middlesbrough are unchanged.
  • Services 4 and 84 will move to the "new" Stand E on the glazed area from 2 April.
  • Service 57 will move to new Stand E from 2 April.
  • Service 921 will need to use the new Stand E from 19 March, which is within the glazed area connected to the Metro Concourse.

Stands from 2 April

Services 35A, X9 and X10 at Testos

From Thursday 5 until Monday 30 April, services 35A, X9 and X10 will be unable to serve the bus stop outside Enterprise. A temporary stop will be available in the lay-by before the roundabout (around 600m beforehand). The stop towards Heworth is unaffected. 

Services 9, 20, 20A, 35, 36, 56 and X20 at North Bridge Street in Sunderland

Due to works from Tuesday 27 March until Saturday 28 April, services will be unable to serve stops at Salvation on Roker Avenue, or Bonnersfield on Dame Dorothy Street. For Sunderland bound buses, please use the health centre stop on Dundas Street. 

Services 12 and 12A at Scotswood Road

UPDATE: Due to poor weather these works have been rescheduled - they will begin on 17 April and will be in place for five nights. 

Due to works from Monday 9 until Friday 13 April, between the hours of 7pm and 5am each night, services will be unable to serve westbound stops on Scotswood Road.

Please use stops within the business park after 7pm.

Service 686 at Crawcrook Lane

From Monday 9 April until Friday 18 May, service 686 will need to be split into two halves due to a road closure. The service will run Crawcrook to Castle Road and Wylam to Hexham only. 

Customers wishing to travel between Ovingham/Wylam and Prudhoe will need to catch service 10B at Prudhoe and walk across the bridge to or from Ovingham and use the X84 or 686 on the north side of the river. 

Services 45, 46 and 47 at Rowlands Gill

From 17 until 20 April, there will be temporary traffic signals on Lockhaugh Road in Rowlands Gill. Unfortunately, services 45, 46 and 47 will be subject to delays on these days. 

Service X10 in Stockton

The Stockton Duathlon takes place on Sunday 22 April and there will be diversions in place. As a result, service X10 will be unable to serve the stop on Church Road when heading towards Middlesbrough, using Stand D on Stockton High Street. It will serve its normal stop towards Newcastle.

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