#AYearOfBuses 212: MAX Newcastle – Middlesbrough

Arriva Max X12

Ten days after our last Arriva MAX route featured, we’re taking a look at another! It’s MAX X12, linking Newcastle with Middlesbrough. Launched in 2015, Arriva’s Max X15 runs from Newcastle’s Eldon Square bus station, through nearby Gateshead, and then down to Chester-le-Street, Durham, Stockton and Middlesbrough. Along the way, MAX X12 stops in Sedgefield, […]

#AYearOfBuses 145: Red Kite Newcastle – Consett

Red Kite 45

There aren’t many buses you’ll find with a pair of beady eyes drilling into you as it approaches – but that’s exactly what you’re getting today on #AYearOfBuses. Go North East’s Red Kite 45 links Consett with the Metrocentre and Newcastle’s Eldon Square bus station. A mix of single and double decker buses carry Red […]

#AYearOfBuses 131: Toonlink Newcastle – Stanley

Toonlink 131

We’re going doon Toon! Today’s winner here on #AYearOfBuses is Go North East’s Toonlink X31. Go North East is well-known for its array of quirky brands, and today’s entry here on #AYearOfBuses is no different!¬†Toonlink is a network of routes running southwest out of Newcastle and Gateshead towards the former colliery town of Stanley. The […]

#AYearOfBuses 118: MAX Newcastle – Berwick-upon-Tweed

X18

One of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland’s most scenic bus routes is our focus today here on #AYearOfBuses. The second of Arriva’s MAX routes to feature in this series, MAX X18 takes a sweeping stroll along the Northumberland Coast, with fantastic views out towards the North Sea. The X18 takes in a good chunk of […]

#AYearOfBuses 85: Tynedale Express Hexham – Newcastle

X85

From X84 to X85 – day 85 here on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to the North East, where there’s a something bright afoot! Along with its sister route, Go North East’s X85 runs fast from Newcastle’s Eldon Square bus station to Hexham, with a journey time of between 45 mins and an hour. It’s the […]

#AYearOfBuses 9: X9 Newcastle – Middlesbrough

X9 bus

Today’s ‘super swanky’ entry for #AYearOfBuses is Go North East’s X9 and X10. Connecting Newcastle with Gateshead and Middlesbrough, seven new Volvo B5TLs burst into life on the X9 and X10 during 2017. Representing an investment of ¬£1.6million, they come packed with free WiFi, contactless payments, USB power and – interestingly – ‘gaming tables’, featuring popular […]

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