Bus Diverions & Roadworks

Date/Time From:

14th June 2021

Date/Time To:

14th June 2021

Operators Affected:

Stagecoach in Newcastle

Route(s) Affected:



On Monday 14 June 2021, between the hours of 0900 and 1330 buses will be unable to access their normal route along Middle Drive or Eastern Way in Darras Hall.

This is due to programmed works by Northumbrian Water Ltd to excavate and replace a damaged manhole cover and frame. The damaged manhole cover is on Middle Drive, immediately to the west of the Eastern Way junction. Whilst the road will remain open to normal traffic, due to the location of the works area, buses and HGVs will be unable to pass, and so will need to divert away.

The legal order for this road closure is valid from 14/06/2021 to 18/07/2021, but we have been advised that the expected period of the works is only during 14/06/2021, and just between the hours of 0900 and 1330.

During the works period, buses on X78 will be able to operate via normal routes as far as Broadway shops. Buses will then divert via the western end of Middle Drive, before operating northbound along Western Way, and then eastbound along Darras Road. As a result of the diversion, buses will be unable to observe their normal stops along Middle Drive or Eastern Way.

Buses will observe all recognised stops along the line of the diversionary route. Due to the diversion, there may be some localised delays.

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