Coronavirus (COVID-19): Timetable Updates

Updated 24/02/2021  


Bus, train and coach timetables are subject to regular revision owing to the changing nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please keep checking this page for the latest updates. You must not travel unless your journey is for work (and you cannot work from home), education or another essential purpose set out in the Government's rules. You should stay local, keeping your journey as short as possible.


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 changes from Sunday 14 February 2021 with most services reduced in frequency or revised. Services 5A (Middlesbrough - Guisborough), X5, X17 and X76 are suspended until further notice. Cash payment should only be used as a last resort and no change will be given.

  • Coatham Coaches: New Monday to Friday service 18 commenced on 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: Service X9 is suspended from Saturday 16 January 2021 and all daytime journeys operate as service X10, to an hourly frequency, via the normal evening and Sunday route. Most journeys from Newcastle to Middlesbrough are slightly retimed from Monday 15 February 2021. The exact money is 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): All services permanently withdrawn from Wednesday 25 March 2020.

  • Scarlet Band: Service 16 (The Pink Bus) is suspended from Monday 25 January 2021 and Monday only service 20 remains suspended. Services 84 and 84A continue to operate as normal.

  • Stagecoach: Further changes to all Monday to Friday timetables (except Tees Flex) from Monday 18 January 2021, with most services reduced to the levels previously in operation last summer (weekend services decreased from Saturday 9 January). Services 13B, 20, 58A and 980 are suspended until further notice.

  • The Little White Bus: The Richmondshire Rover Tuesday service to Teesside Park is withdrawn.

    Middlesbrough Bus Station opening hours extended until 2200 each day from Tuesday 1 September 2020. Both the Newport Road and Captain Cook Square pedestrian entrances to the Bus Station continue to be in use with a two-way route in place and the toilets remain available, although with hourly closures for cleaning. From 2201 onwards, buses 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 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. In Darlington, the concessionary bus pass renewal process is underway. Disabled Pass holders should receive their new pass by 1 April 2021, whilst holders of Older Person's passes that expire on or before 31 March need to renew using an online service from Thursday 4 March 2021 onwards.


    Train Timetables

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

  • CrossCountry: Reduced network and timetables with some further services added from Sunday 13 December 2020. Seat reservations, which can be made up to 10 minutes before travel, are compulsory.

  • Grand Central: All services are suspended from Saturday 9 January until Friday 26 March 2021 inclusive. A reduced service will resume from Saturday 27 March with off-peak fares again available on all trains on Fridays and seat reservations compulsory for all journeys.

  • LNER: Reduced network and timetables with further changes from Monday 1 February 2021. 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: Further changes to timetables with many services reduced from Monday 18 January 2021. In particular, the service between Darlington, Middlesbrough and Saltburn now operates to an hourly frequency, there are fewer trains between Middlesbrough, Nunthorpe and Whitby on the Esk Valley Railway, and a number of late evening journeys have been withdrawn.

  • TransPennine Express: Further reduction in services with revised timetables from Monday 1 February 2021. Trains from Redcar Central, Middlesbrough, Thornaby and Yarm now generally operate every 2 hours, with a very limited evening service, but trains via Darlington continue to run approximately hourly. Seat reservations are not available.

    Coach Timetables

    Please click on the operator links below for full details:

  • Megabus: All services in England and Wales are suspended from Monday 11 January until Sunday 28 March 2021 inclusive.

  • National Express: All services are suspended from Monday 11 January until Sunday 28 March 2021 inclusive. A reduced coach network will resume from Monday 29 March.












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