Saturday 4th January 2020
Service Changes To Arriva In Northumberland and Tyne & Wear
There are some changes to some Arriva routes in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear areas from tomorrow, 5th January 2020.
Service 1: Last September Arriva North East withdrew some northbound journeys from Ashington bus station to improve punctuality. This has been very successful, so all northbound buses (travelling from Blyth to Wansbeck Hospital, Cresswell and Widdrington) will now omit Ashington bus station and serve the stop on Woodhorn Road opposite Sports Direct. As a result, there will be minor alterations to the timetable. In addition, buses will use Bay 6 instead of Bay 5 in Blyth bus station to reduce delays caused by congestion in this area.
Service 46: This service will have a revised timetable to improve punctuality and better match capacity with demand. Buses will continue to run up to every 15 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes, but they will be less frequent in the early morning and late afternoon to reflect lower usage during these periods.
Monday to Saturday evening journeys will extend from Polwarth Drive to Featherstone Grove following requests from local residents. As a result, the times will change by up to five minutes. However, there will be no alterations to Sunday journeys, which will continue to run between Newcastle and Polwarth Drive only.
Service 57/57A: All journeys on service 57A will run via Northumberland Business Park, providing new links to employment in this area and reducing delays caused by traffic congestion at Moor Farm roundabout. As a result, there will be minor alterations to the timetable between Cramlington, High Pit and Annitsford. There will be no changes to service 57, which will continue to operate as now.
MAX X7: This service will no longer serve Amersham Road in Blyth to improve punctuality and speed up journeys to/from Newcastle. As a result, buses will run to a revised timetable between Blyth town centre and South Beach. Alternative journeys are available to/from Amersham Road on service X9, running up to every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes (hourly in the evening, on Sundays and on Public Holidays).
Following feedback from customers, Arriva North East are also cutting the price of some one-way tickets to improve value for money and match other services between Blyth and Newcastle.
MAX X9: This service will have a revised timetable to improve punctuality and better match capacity with demand. Most Monday to Saturday buses will run up to ten minutes earlier or later and journey times will be extended by 2-3 minutes.
Following customers’ requests, there will be an earlier bus from Blyth to Newcastle on Sundays and Public Holidays. This will leave Blyth bus station at 08:24 and arrive in Newcastle at 09:18. As a result, the existing journey at 09:52 from Cramlington to Blyth will start from Newcastle at 09:25.
There will also be some alterations to stand allocation in the Blyth and Newcastle Haymarket bus stations to reduce delays caused by congestion. Buses will use Bay 5 instead of Bay 6 in Blyth bus station and Stand V instead of Stand T in the Newcastle Haymarket bus station.
MAX X18: This service will be withdrawn from the centre of Beadnell village to reduce delays caused by traffic congestion and inconsiderate parking. Buses travelling towards both Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed will serve a new stop on Harbour Road near the junction with the B1340. As a result, there will be minor alterations to the timetable between Embleton, Beadnell and Seahouses.
Service X30: This service continues to grow in popularity, so Arriva North East are improving it to run every 30 minutes at Monday to Friday commuter times. The morning journeys will leave Bebside Asda at 06:08, 06:38 and 07:08, serve Blyth bus station at 06:24, 06:54 and 07:24 then arrive in Newcastle at 07:05, 07:40 and 08:15. The afternoon journeys will leave Newcastle at 16:33, 17:03 and 17:33, serve Blyth bus station at 17:21, 17:51 and 18:21 then arrive at Bebside Asda at 17:34, 18:04 and 18:34. Buses travelling from Newcastle to Bebside will use Bay 6 instead of Bay 5 in Blyth bus station. Buses travelling to Newcastle will continue to use Bay 1.
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