Timetable Updates

Updated 31/03/2023  


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: Service changes from Sunday 2 April 2023 will see increased daytime frequencies on services 2 (Darlington) and 8 (Middlesbrough), changes to services 2A, 23, ED5, X12 and X66, and additional spring and summer journeys on services X4 and X93/X94. Hartlepool to Durham services 57 and 57A will be withdrawn, with service 58 and connecting journeys on new Gateshead Central Taxis service 59 providing a replacement. From Sunday 30 October 2022 daytime service 7/7A journeys were extended to Kirklevington and the Monday to Friday daytime service 15 frequency was restored. Most services to and from County Durham were revised from Sunday 30 October 2022. Temporary frequency reductions to Sunday journeys on Darlington services 3, 4, 9, 10, 13A and 13B, commenced on Sunday 12 June 2022, along with the temporary withdrawal of service X67 (all X66 journeys operate via Hartburn) and minor changes to service 12. Revised fares introduced from Sunday 10 April 2022. Please pay by contactless or using the Arriva app if you can and, if paying cash, please tender the exact fare if at all possible.

  • Coatham Coaches: Monday to Friday Coatham Connect service 18 was truncated to operate between Guisborough, Newton-under-Roseberry, Great Ayton and Stokesley only, under contract to North Yorkshire County Council, with three off-peak journeys in each direction, from Monday 30 January 2023. Upleatham and Saltburn are no longer served.

  • Go North East: Seasonal Seasider service X11 from Newcastle and Middlesbrough to Whitby and Scarborough was withdrawn after operation on Sunday 7 August 2022. Service X10 was revised from Sunday 24 July 2022, with Sunday journeys retimed and reduced to operate every 2 hours between Middlesbrough, Stockton, Billingham and Peterlee, then on to Newcastle (Peterlee - Newcastle remains hourly). The exact money is required for cash payment from Monday 27 April 2020.

  • Hodgsons: Services operate as normal.

  • North Yorkshire County Council operate the fortnightly demand responsive service DR18 from the Esk Valley to Guisborough from September 2021. Passengers must register to use the service and then book in advance on 01609 533877.

  • Paul's Travel: Service 65 operates as normal.

  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council (Local Link): All services permanently withdrawn from Wednesday 25 March 2020.

  • Scarlet Band: The company ceased trading after Saturday 29 October 2022. Service 16 is now operated by Hodgsons and services 84 and 84A are run to a revised timetable by Weardale Travel.

  • Stagecoach: Early morning service 64B will be withdrawn after operation on Saturday 25 March 2023. Virtually all services were revised from Sunday 30 October 2022 in both Hartlepool and Teesside. Revised fares introduced from Sunday 17 April 2022. Tees Flex extended with the addition of Secondary Destinations in Sedgefield (town centre, Community College and Racecourse) to the Stockton and Darlington Zone from Monday 17 January 2022. New service 101, linking Middlesbrough, Longlands, Berwick Hills, Thorntree, Ormesby, Normanby, Eston, Teesville, South Bank and Grangetown to Teesport, with journeys scheduled at key shift start and finish times, commenced on Monday 3 January 2022.

  • The Little White Bus: The Richmondshire Rover Tuesday service to Teesside Park is permanently withdrawn.

Middlesbrough Bus Station reverted to its pre-pandemic opening hours of 0500 until 2400 each day from Monday 29 November 2021, following the reopening of the Express Lounge on Friday 1 October 2021. Overnight coaches depart from Stand Z outside BBC Tees in Newport Road. In Middlesbrough town centre, the Cleveland Centre Stands O-Q in Grange Road returned to use from Monday 22 November 2021, but Stands R and S remain closed until further notice.


£2 Bus Fare Cap

The maximum single fare will be capped at £2 (adult and child) on all local bus services operated by Arriva, Go North East, Stagecoach and Weardale Travel in January, February and March 2023, as part of the Government's Help for Households initiative. If you normally buy a return ticket and it costs more than £4, it will be cheaper to purchase single tickets for each leg of your journey instead (Go North East are capping return tickets at £4). Please note that dedicated school and college services are excluded from this scheme. A full list of participating services is available.


Concessionary Bus Travel

Concessionary pass holders in Darlington are able to travel before 0930 on Monday to Friday, for a flat fare of 30p for any journey starting in the Tees Valley, from Friday 1 July 2022. This matches the arrangements already in place elsewhere in the Tees Valley.


Train Timetables

Industrial action by the ASLEF and RMT trade unions is currently suspended. On previous dates, only a limited number of trains operated, with the Tees Valley affected as follows:

  • CrossCountry: No services.

  • Grand Central: The normal service is expected to operate.

  • LNER: A reduced daytime and early evening only service, between London and Edinburgh only, will call at Darlington, with a train around every 1 or 2 hours. Middlesbrough and Thornaby will not be served.

  • Northern: No services.

  • TransPennine Express: No services.

No alternative transport is provided to replace services cancelled on strike days and passengers are advised not to travel. 

Please click on the relevant Train Operating Company links below for the latest full service details, including on the dates of any industrial action, and timetables (all timetables revised from Sunday 11 December 2022): 

  • CrossCountry: Reduced network and timetables with minor changes from Sunday 12 December 2021. Seat reservations, which can be made up to 10 minutes before travel, are advised.

  • Grand Central: A reduced service resumed from Saturday 27 March 2021 with additional journeys from Sunday 12 December, providing a total of 5 in each direction Monday to Saturday and 4 each way Sunday. Off-peak fares are available on all trains on Fridays and seat reservations, which can be made up to 5 minutes before departure, are compulsory for weekend journeys.

  • LNER: Pre-pandemic timetable restored from Sunday 12 December 2021, with the addition of 1 Monday to Friday journey in each direction between Middlesbrough and London, calling only at Thornaby and York. Super Off-Peak tickets are now available on all trains on Fridays, except for journeys between London and Stevenage. Seat reservations are recommended and can be made up to 5 minutes before departure.

  • Northern: Most services restored from Sunday 16 May 2021 with further minor changes from Sunday 12 December 2021.

  • TransPennine Express: A revised timetable, with many services restored, commenced Sunday 15 May 2022. Seat reservations are not available.


Coach Timetables

Please click on the operator links below for full details:

  • Megabus: Limited services, including from Middlesbrough, resumed from Monday 29 March 2021.

  • National Express: The Stockton town centre coach stop, at Bridge Road (The Thomas Sheraton) Stand M, was suspended for the long-term from Thursday 21 July 2022. Services 426 and 436 to London (and all holiday and excursion coaches) now use a temporary coach stop in Yarm Lane, outside the former Jokers public house. A limited coach network resumed from Monday 29 March 2021.

















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