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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please click on the operator links below for full details:Megabus: Limited service restored from Friday 3 July 2020.
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