A bus operator has confirmed several North East services will be changed next month.

Go North East have confirmed they will no longer be operating the 83a, 92, 99 and 643 services, and will reduce the number of journeys they run on service 939.

They said these changes will come into place from July 21 – and will improvements made to services in Consett and Seaham.

A Go North East spokesperson said: “There are some service changes taking place from Sunday 21st July 2024.

“These include some significant improvements to services, funded through the North East Combined Authority’s Bus Service Improvement Plan.

“Due to Nexus contract changes, we will no longer operate the 83a, 92, 99 or 643, and will reduce the number of journeys we operate on service 939.

“These services will continue to be run, but by different bus operators.”

The operator said extra fast services introduced in Stanley, Newcastle and Consett – benefitting Burnopfield, Dipton and Whickham.

There will also be improvements made to services in Annfield Plain, Dipton and Burnopfield.

The number of buses travelling to Newcastle from Dipton and Burnopfield every hour will be doubled – with two per hour, Monday to Saturday during daytime hours.

Bus services to the Metrocentre from Annfield Plain and Dipton will be reintroduced.

The new X70 service operate hourly on Monday to Saturday daytimes between Consett and Newcastle via Dipton, Burnopfield, Sunniside and Gateshead.

Service X71 will be rerouted via Whickham and Dunston between Sunniside and Newcastle, but will continue to operate hourly Monday to Saturday daytime.

In Peterlee, Service 201 will be revised to serve the east side of Acre Rigg Road.

On returning from Bracken Hill, service 201 will operate via the A19 interchange, Burnhope Road and Acre Rigg Road before returning to its current route.

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Alternate journeys will be renumbered 202 and operate the reverse of the 201 route.

There will be changes to some services in Sunderland, including a new, direct link between Sunderland and North Shields.

This service will be extended from North Shields to Jarrow, via the Tyne Tunnel, seven days a week.

You can find more information here.