In order to improve bus service reliability, and to closer meet contemporary customer demands, Stagecoach in Newcastle is introducing a number of changes to bus services, from Sunday 30th April 2017.
These proposals were offered to public consultation and, following receipt of all customer feedback, we made a number of changes to our initial proposals.
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Despite the introduction of these changes, consulting with customers will continue to play an integral part in our ongoing service developments and further public events will be planned in the coming months.
The first of these events will be held as follows:
So as to better match timetables with prevailing
customer travel patterns, and to also improve links from north Newcastle
to Four Lane Ends, these services are revised as follows:
Service 6 timetable revised to operate hourly during the day. On Sunday daytimes,
Service 6 will continue beyond Kingston Park, introducing new links from north Fawdon to Freeman Hospital.
Service 7 timetable is revised, with buses combining with Service 6 to run up to every 20 minutes along common sections of route.
From Freeman Hospital, buses are extended via Dovedale Gardens and Benton Road to Four Lane Ends, providing onward connections to the Metro, DWP Tyneview Park and Quorum Business Park. During the middle of the day, Services 6 and 7 will also additionally continue across to Forest Hall (replacing a section of Service 18).
Service 8 buses will no longer serve the Monarch Road area of Newcastle Business Park. Timetables are revised, with evening and Sunday trips are retimed by up to 10 minutes.
Monday to Saturday timetable is revised and both services are revised to operate every 12 minutes, combining to run every 6 minutes along common sections.
Services 62 & 63
Services 62 and 63 are again subject to revised timetables. Most journeys will be retimed to operate a few minutes earlier or later and will take longer to reach their destination.
The route of Service 62 will be revised in Longbenton estate, operating direct via West Farm Avenue. As a result, it will no longer serve Stoneleigh Avenue or Blackfriars Way.
A partial alternative along the full length of Stoneleigh Avenue will be offered by
Service 18, up to every 30 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes.
In Westerhope, Service 71 will be divertedto serve Hillheads Estate, replacing Service 72 which will instead run via the Golf Club and Hillhead Road.
Service 71 will no longer operate via Ponteland Road in Throckley, and will therefore operate direct from Newburn Road into Hexham Road.
Services 72 and 87 will operate hourly during Monday to Sunday daytimes. Service 88 has therefore been withdrawn.
Daytime services 71, 72, 87 will combine to run every 15 minutes on common sections. Evening buses will operate as Service 71, every 30 minutes. Following customer requests to improve access to the City Centre,
Services 71, 72 and 87 will operate via a new one-way terminal loop, stopping on Westgate Road,Grainger Street, Market Street and Blackett Street.
Buses will therefore nolonger run via Newgate Street.
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