Coronavirus (COVID-19): Timetable Updates

Updated 24/07/2020  


Bus, train and coach timetables are subject to regular revision owing to increasing demand as a result of the relaxation of the lockdown measures to mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please keep checking this page for the latest updates.


When travelling by bus, train or coach, please follow government advice and adhere to the safety measures that have been put in place:

  • Those with symptoms of the coronavirus, or who has someone in their household self-isolating, must not travel.

  • Book online or use contactless to pay for your travel if you can.

  • Plan ahead to try to limit the number of people that you come into contact with, for example by avoiding travel at peak times.

  • Face coverings are compulsory (exemptions apply to children under 11 and those with certain medical conditions or disabilities, be aware that not all disabilities are visible).

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after your journey, avoid touching your face, and touch as few surfaces as possible.

  • Keep your distance from people not in your household or social bubble, following the 2 metre rule wherever possible, and respect other people's space.

  • Wait for passengers to alight before you board.

  • Take a window seat (passengers in the same household or social bubble may sit together), avoid standing and, if possible, leave space in front and behind you.

  • Avoid loud talking, singing or shouting, and don't consume food or drink if at all possible.

  • Dispose of waste responsibly, or take it home with you.

  • On buses, look out for ‘BUS FULL’ signs – social distancing has resulted in lower maximum vehicle capacities and, if this sign is visible, you may not be able to board.


    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 timetable enhancements from Sunday 26 July 2020, particularly on Saturdays, as well as a new service 2A to the recently-opened Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Darlington. 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. Use the When2Travel tool to see how busy each bus is likely to be. For immediate travel, you can see how many seats are still available.
    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: Service 16 (The Pink Bus) is restored from Monday 27 July 2020 but service 20 remains suspended.
    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 reverted to normal across the whole of the North East from Tuesday 26 May 2020.


    Train Timetables

    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. Trains between Middlesbrough and Hartlepool will be replaced by buses on Sunday 9 August 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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