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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Temporary Changes to Timetables Until Further Notice

Updated 03/07/2020  


 

Owing to increasing demand as a result of the relaxation of lock down measures due to the the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, emergency bus, train and coach timetables will be in operation from Sunday 31 May 2020, until further notice, for key workers and other essential journeys. The situation is constantly changing so please keep checking this page for the latest updates.

 

Bus services are running for key workers, those who can't work from home and people making essential journeys.  Those who have to travel by bus should follow government advice: wash or sanitise your hands before and after your journey, avoid travelling at peak times, follow the 2 metre rule, use contactless to pay for your travel, and must wear a face covering. Those with  symptoms of the coronavirus, or who has someone in their household self-isolating, must not travel.
 

To help keep the buses safe, various measures have been put in place which passengers should be aware of:
 

  • Keep your distance from people not in your household.

  • Look out for ‘BUS FULL’ signs – social distancing has resulted in a lower maximum capacity on board, if this sign is visible you may not be able to get on.

  • Take a window seat, avoid standing and leave space in front and behind you.

  • Face coverings are compulsory (exemptions apply to children under 11 and those with certain medical conditions or disabilities).

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after your journey.

  • Pay with contactless or a pre-paid travel pass where possible.

     

    Bus Timetables
       

    Please click on the operator links below for full service details and timetables. Current timetables can also be found on the Bus Timetables Lookup page:

    Arriva: Further changes to timetables from Sunday 28 June 2020 with many daytime frequencies enhanced but some evening services reduced. Some services in Redcar and Cleveland will be revised and rerouted. Cash payment should only be used as a last resort and no change will be given.
    Go North East: Further enhancements to weekend services from Saturday 4 July 2020. The exact money will be required for cash payment from Monday 27 April 2020.
    Hodgsons: Services operate as normal.
    Paul's Travel: Service 65 operates as normal.
    Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council (Local Link): No services from Wednesday 25 March 2020.
    Scarlet Band: Services 16 and 20 are withdrawn from Saturday 4 April 2020.
    Stagecoach: Further changes to timetables from Monday 15 June 2020 with many Monday to Friday services enhanced.
    The Little White Bus: The Richmondshire Rover Tuesday service to Teesside Park is withdrawn.


    Middlesbrough Bus Station will additionally be open for arriving buses to set down passengers at Stand 11, from the start of service until 1859 each day, from Monday 6 July 2020. Both the Newport Road and Captain Cook Square pedestrian entrances to the Bus Station will be in use with a two-way route in place and the toilets will also again be available, although with hourly closures for cleaning. From 1900 onwards, buses will depart from Stand Z outside BBC Tees in Newport Road (Arriva service X93 and buses towards Stockton) or temporary bus stops in Brentnall Street outside Brentnall Business Units (all other services). Coaches will depart from Stand Z outside BBC Tees in Newport Road at all times. In Middlesbrough town centre, the Cleveland Centre Stands O-S in Grange Road remain closed until further notice.

    Any valid bus ticket can be used on any bus operator from Monday 30 March 2020, to minimise inconvenience whilst services are reduced in frequency.
      

    Concessionary bus travel arrangements from 26 May 2020
     

    The Government advice is that those people who cannot work from home should return to work. This is likely to mean that demand for buses increases over the coming weeks. Bus operators are also taking steps to facilitate social distancing on buses, in accordance with national guidance, meaning that the capacity available is significantly reduced.

    There is therefore a need to take steps to help ensure that capacity is available, particularly at peak commuting times, for employees who need to travel by bus. As such, the temporary enhancement to the Tees Valley concessionary travel scheme came to an end from 26 May 2020, with the scheme reverting back to normal from this date. Concessionary pass holders are encouraged to only travel by bus if absolutely necessary and to make their journey in the late morning or early afternoon wherever possible. This will help to manage demand throughout the day and assist the bus operators in managing social distancing. A consistent approach is being adopted across the whole of the North East.

     

    Train Timetables


    Rail services are running for key workers, those who can't work from home and people making essential journeys. Those who have to travel by train should follow government advice: wash or sanitise your hands before and after your journey, avoid travelling at peak times, follow the 2 metre rule, pre-book your ticket if at all possible, and must wear a face covering (exemptions apply to children under 11 and those with certain medical conditions or disabilities).  Those with  symptoms of the coronavirus, or who has someone in their household self-isolating, must not travel.
     

    Please click on the Train Operating Company links below for full service details and timetables: 

    CrossCountry: Reduced network and timetables with minor changes from Monday 18 May 2020.
    Grand Central: A phased resumption of services will commence from Sunday 26 July 2020.
    LNER: Reduced network and timetables with further enhancements from Monday 6 July 2020.
    Northern: Reduced network and timetables. Further services restored from Monday 6 July 2020.
    TransPennine Express: Greatly reduced timetables. Further services restored from Monday 6 July 2020.

     

    Coach Timetables
     

    Please click on the operator links below for full details:

    Megabus: Limited service restored from Friday 3 July 2020.
    National Express: Limited services restored from Wednesday 1 July 2020, serving Middlesbrough and Darlington.



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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