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Stagecoach

Express Stagecoach service resumes normal route

09 Sep 2019

Newcastle bus commuters received a boost when Stagecoach service X63 resumed its normal route on Monday 2 September 2019, after a lengthy diversion.

With Killingworth Road reopening, the Stagecoach service once again operates every 15 minutes between Newcastle city centre, Killingworth and Quorum Business Park. Buses also run via BT Call Centre and South Gosforth.

In Newcastle city centre, X63 serves Barras Bridge, Percy Street, Blackett Street and New Bridge Street West. Buses will no longer serve John Dobson Street or Benton Road.

The service had been diverted since road improvements commenced on Killingworth Road in July 2017 and is a key link for commuters in the area.

David Parker, Head of Commercial, Stagecoach North East, said: "We're delighted that our X63 service has resumed its traditional route and can better meet the needs of our customers, particularly those commuting to business parks in Gosforth and Killingworth."

The X63 can now provide a much more convenient transport link for workforces at the region's key business parks, including: Quorum Business Park, Gosforth Business Park, Balliol Business Park West and BT Call Centre.

Laura McVittie, Commuter Centre Manager at Quorum Business Park, said: “We are continually providing support and guidance about different travel choices available to tenants and their employees, and are confident that the reopening of Killingworth Road and service X63 resuming its traditional route will only encourage more people working at Quorum to travel by public transport."

The Newcastle megarider ticket allows customers to travel across Newcastle all week for just £14.50 and the Tyne and Wear megarider plus ticket provides seven days of unlimited travel across Newcastle, South Shields and Sunderland for £18.

Tickets are available online, from your driver and can also be purchased on the Stagecoach Bus mobile app.