Coronavirus (COVID-19): Timetable Updates

Updated 09/10/2020  


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 30 August 2020, with virtually all services restored to their normal frequency throughout the day. Service 64A will additionally serve the Norman Conquest area of Flatts Lane in Normanby on Monday to Saturday daytime. In addition, new Monday to Saturday later evening journeys will be introduced on services 29 and X66, and service X4A to and from Whitby. Cash payment should only be used as a last resort and no change will be given.
    Coatham Coaches: New Monday to Friday service 18 will be introduced from Tuesday 1 September 2020, replacing Arriva service 81S between Stokesley and Guisborough and restoring a direct service between Guisborough, Upleatham and Saltburn.
    Go North East: Services X9 and X10 will be operated by coaches from Saturday 5 September 2020 and, owing to the larger size of these vehicles, the Newcastle terminus will move from Eldon Square Bus Station to St Andrew's Church in Newgate Street. 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 1 September 2020 with many Monday to Friday services enhanced. The Tees Flex demand responsive service will cover a wider area, and additional Secondary Destinations, from the same date.
    The Little White Bus: The Richmondshire Rover Tuesday service to Teesside Park is withdrawn.

    Middlesbrough Bus Station opening hours will be extended until 2200 each day from Tuesday 1 September 2020. Both the Newport Road and Captain Cook Square pedestrian entrances to the Bus Station will continue to be in use with a two-way route in place and the toilets will remain available, although with hourly closures for cleaning. From 2201 onwards, buses will depart from Stand Z outside BBC Tees in Newport Road (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 further services and stops restored, and compulsory seat reservations (which can be made up to 10 minutes before travel), from Monday 7 September 2020.
    Grand Central: A phased resumption of services will commence from Sunday 26 July 2020 and the full service reinstated from Sunday 20 September 2020. Off-peak fares are now available on all trains on Fridays. Seat reservations are compulsory for all journeys.
    LNER: Reduced network and timetables with further enhancements from Monday 7 September 2020. Super Off-Peak tickets are now available on all trains on Fridays, except for journeys between London and Stevenage. Seat reservations are required for all journeys and can be made up to 5 minutes before departure.
    Northern: Reduced network and timetables. Further services will be restored from Monday 14 September 2020, including on the Esk Valley Railway between Middlesbrough and Whitby and in the evening between Darlington, Middlesbrough and Saltburn. Trains between Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Sunderland will be replaced by buses on Sunday 11 October 2020 with trains continuing to operate between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough, and from Sunderland to Newcastle and beyond.
    TransPennine Express: Reduced timetables with further services restored from Monday 6 July 2020. Seat reservations are not available.


    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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