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Service changes from 6 November 2016

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Service changes from 6 November 2016

There are some changes to a small number of services taking place on 6 November, most of which are to improve reliability. A summary of the changes is below, along with the new timetables.


Red Arrows X1

There will be changes to improve the reliability of the service. 

  • Monday-Friday peak time journeys will continue to run at the current frequency.
  • During Monday-Friday off-peak times, buses will now run every 12 minutes to improve reliability.
  • Saturday service will continue to run every 10 minutes, with minor changes to some times.
  • No changes to the Sunday timetable.
  • View new timetable


Services 2 & 2A

  • To improve reliability, service 2A will no longer run around the loop of Fallowfield Way in Fatfield, instead running via Biddick Lane.
  • Connections 4 will continue to serve Fallowfield Way up to every 10 minutes.
  • There will be some small changes to the times of the service to reflect this amended route.
  • View new timetable


Whey Aye Five-0 service 5

  • There will be some minor changes to the timetable of service 5 to improve reliability.
  • In Jarrow Bus Station, service 5 will now depart from Stand C.
  • View new timetable


Service 9

  • We will be adding more journeys at peak times between Jarrow and Sunderland, with the frequency increasing to every 20 minutes.
  • To improve reliability, the frequency of the service during Monday-Saturday daytimes will be revised to run every 20 minutes between Jarrow and Sunderland, with the service between Jarrow and North Shields continuing to run every 30 minutes.
  • During on Monday-Saturday daytimes, the through service between Sunderland and North Shields will run hourly.
  • In Jarrow Bus Station, the service will now depart from Stand B towards Sunderland. Journeys towards North Shields will continue to use Stand D as now.
  • View new timetable


Prince Bishops 20A

  • Due to low passenger numbers, the journeys from nPower at 4.44pm, 5.07pm and 5.48pm to Houghton-le-Spring on Monday-Friday will be withdrawn. Passengers can continue to travel on other earlier or late journeys on service 20A.
  • There are no changes to any other times or journeys.
  • View new timetable


Fast Cats X35

  • Monday-Friday journey from Doxford International at 5.36pm towards Sunderland retimed to 5.39pm.
  • Monday-Friday journey from Doxford International at 6.04pm towards Sunderland retimed to 6.06pm.
  • There are no changes to the times of any other journeys.
  • View new timetable


Whey Aye Five-0 service 50

  • There will be some minor changes to the timetable of service 50 to improve reliability.
  • A later journey will also be introduced from Durham on Sundays on service 50.
  • View new timetable


Fab 56

The following journeys will be retimed to improve reliability.

  • Monday-Friday journeys at 2.10pm and 2.22pm from Sunderland will run up to two minutes earlier.
  • Sunday morning journeys at 8.05am from Sunderland and 9.15am from Newcastle will run up to 5 minutes earlier.

There are no changes to any other times or journeys.


Drifter 60

  • There will be some changes to the timetable of Drifter 60 on Monday-Saturday daytimes to improve reliability.
  • View new timetable


indiGo Washington

  • A small number of journeys in the morning and early evening are withdrawn or retimed due to low passenger numbers.
  • Some early morning journeys will no longer serve Sainsbury’s car park, with passengers being advised to use Galleries Bus Station. 
  • All evening journeys are numbered 82, and are slightly retimed to improve connections with Red Arrows X1 from Newcastle.
  • All Sunday journeys will running as service 82 or 82B, with service 82 serving Portmeads and service 82B running via Rickleton and Harraton.
  • View new timetable


Service 353

Nexus are making changes to this service to improve reliability.

  • Monday to Friday morning and evening peak journeys are significantly revised, with minor changes to the timetable at all other times.
  • The service will no longer serve the Airport internal roads, instead serving bus stops on Ponteland Road adjacent to Airport.
  • At Killingworth Bus Station journeys towards Four Lane Ends will now depart from stand B and journeys towards Kingston Park now depart from stand C.
  • View new timetable


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