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​Quaylink extends into East Newcastle

News   •   Jul 21, 2016 10:16 BST

Walker and Wallsend set to get new bus link.

People living or working in Walker and Wallsend are set to benefit from a new bus link as we add two new destinations to the Quaylink (Q3). 

The change is in response to customer and councillor requests for more and better bus links to these areas.

The service will be extended from St Peter’s Basin to Wallsend via Walker, offering a number of new travel opportunities.

The Q3 will start serving these destinations on Sunday 31 July.

Changes to Q3 (from 31 July)

  • The times of journeys will be revised, to improve reliability.
  • More journeys from Great Park in the morning peak.
  • The service will be extended from St Peter’s Basin to Wallsend via Walker, offering a number of new travel opportunities.
  • The service will now omit Spiller’s Wharf, Cut Bank and Ford Street, operating both directions on Walker Road to simplify the route in this area.
  • At Regent Centre towards Great Park, the Q3 will now use Stand A.
  • View the new timetable

Newcastle’s yellow Quaylink buses are proving really popular since we invested in and revamped them.

Quaylink is bucking the general trend of falling passenger numbers by retaining its popularity – now making around 2.3 million customer journeys a year.

In recent months, the buses were given a fresh, eye-catching make over and new destinations were added to improve the service. Residents of the wider-Gateshead area and those living in Great Park and Gosforth are among those now benefitting from new stops added to the Quaylink routes.

Q1 and Q2 buses link Windy Nook, Felling Square, Heworth, Leam Lane, Springwell, Wrekenton and Gateshead Town Centre with Gateshead Quayside, Newcastle city centre and Central Station.

Q3 links Great Park, Regent Centre, Gosforth High Street and Newcastle city centre with the Theatre Royal, Guildhall, Law Courts, Ouseburn Valley, Hoults Yard, St Peter's Basin and Spillers Quay. And will serve Wallsend and Walker from 31 July.

Quaylink buses run up to every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes in the evening and have audio next stop announcements.

The Quaylink is a vital service for many commuters getting to work, and also to tourists wanting to access all the best attractions Newcastle and Gateshead have to offer.

For more information - simplygo.com/quaylink