These services would be revised to operate hourly only, running as service 18 in both directions. The following changes would also be introduced:
These journeys would also incur changes to timetables to accommodate increasing traffic delays in the Seaburn area, which would be confirmed following your initial feedback.
If the proposals go ahead, the following changes would come into effect on route 4.
If the proposed changes came into effect, service 5 would be removed and the section through High Barnes would become route 8.
Service 8 would be diverted via High Barnes in lieu of Hylton Road.
As a result of the changes listed above, service 8 would be subject to a revised timetable and some changes to the route.
From Round Robin, buses would be diverted to operate via High Barnes and Chester Road in lieu of Hylton Road, but service 20 would continue to provide a frequent service along Hylton Road.
The main daytime frequency of Service 8 would remain unchanged, operating every 30 minutes.
Buses would operate from Sunderland City Centre along Chester Road and then direct to Newcastle City Centre.
Service X24 would operate up to every 30 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes. The route in Sunderland City Centre would operate clockwise from Chester Road via St.Michael's Way, St.Mary's Way, John Street, Holmeside, Green Terrace and Chester Road. The timetable details are currently undergoing refinement and will be subject to the feedback we receive from you.