Service improvements coming Sunday 13 December

Service improvements

From Sunday 13 December, improved reliability and more bus services will be added to the Newcastle Transport network as part of the annual service improvements.

Key improvements include:

  • An additional 45 trips per week to improve frequency on some services and provide greater travel options for customers
  • Extension of Route 23 to provide customers with direct connection from Newcastle East to Marketown

  • Changes to the bus timetable to better reflect traffic congestion and travel times.

To allow customers plenty of time, you will be able to plan your trip with the new timetables in the Trip Planner from Sunday 29 November.

Check below for more details of these changes to bus services. Please note there are adjustments to every timetable to improve reliability. You will need to check your new trip.

 

Changes by route

   
Route 11
  • Removal of the 10.30pm outbound service, weekdays. Changes to service will create an hourly frequency from 10pm
  • Timetable changes to the NightOwl service on Friday and Saturday

Route 12
  • Additional weekday late night service at 11.55pm

Route 13
  • Timetable changes to the NightOwl service on Friday and Saturday
Route 14
  • Additional weekday service at 7.18am from Swansea to Custom House
    Additional weekday service at 4.54pm from Custom House to Charlestown
    Additional Saturday service at 7.29am from Swansea to Custom House

Route 21
  • Route will now operate to and from Customs House (route 23 will now provide services to Newcastle East)
  • Removal of the 6.58am service on Saturdays from Broadmeadow Station to Customs
  • Removal of the 9.04pm service on Saturdays from Broadmeadow Station to Customs
  • Removal of the 8.59pm service on Saturdays from Customs House to Broadmeadow Station
Route 22
  • Removal of the 7.05am service on weekdays from Charlestown to Newcastle Interchange
  • Removal of the 7.05am service on Sundays from Newcastle Interchange to Charlestown
Route 23
  • Extension of Route 23 to provide customers with direct connection from Newcastle East to Marketown

  • Removal of the 9.10pm service on Saturdays from Newcastle East to Wallsend
Route 24
  • Removal of the 10.37pm service on weekdays at from Wallsend to Newcastle Interchange
Route 26
  • Increased operating hours to connect with train services at Broadmeadow Station with an additional service at 5.50am from Wallsend to Marketown
Route 27
  • Alignment of timetable to school bell times in the afternoon
Route 29
  • Improved connections to meet with trains at Cardiff Station

Route 43
  • Increased service frequency to hourly across weekdays and weekends

 

You will be able to plan your trip with the new timetables in the Trip Planner or with your favourite travel app from Sunday 29 November.