The 510 service, which stops at Fawcett Street, Wheatsheaf, Stadium of Light Metro, Seaburn Metro and the Airshow, will run every few minutes from 10am until 6.30pm. Free national concessionary passes and Network One passes valid in “Zone Four” are also accepted on the 510 service.
On Friday 22 July, a number of services will also be diverted throughout the event, with the closure of Sunderland Seafront between Whitburn Road (just south of Morrisons) and Roker Terrace to facilitate the setting up for the Airshow. These include Services 18, 19, E1, E2 and E6, with diversions in place and alternative bus stops.
On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, due to road closures, bus services and bus stops will be revised from 10.30am and 6.30pm, affecting Services E1, E2 and E6 between South Shields and Sunderland. On Sunday 24 July 2016, to accommodate the anticipated number of visitors to the Airshow, Services E1, E2 and E6 will all run every 20 minutes. Routes affecting Services 19, 19 and 23 will also be modified throughout the duration of the event.
For more information and to download updated timetables, please visit www.stagecoachbus.com and choose Sunderland for the location.
David Parker, Commercial Manager for Stagecoach North East, said: “With such a popular event in the north east calendar, attracting visitors from across the UK, we recognise how important it is to get people to where they need to be. With road closures, traffic will be extremely busy and we encourage people to plan their journey in advance and use public transport where possible to help keep everyone on the move and ease congestion.
“As a dedicated local operator we want to help reduce travel pressures, and hopefully make it a lot easier for people knowing the buses will be running every few minutes. With such a great event for all the family on our doorstep, we hope that everyone enjoys the show.”