You can find more information about the line closure and the replacement bus service timetable in the leaflets below…
The cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service will be closed for one week to allow for the completion of essential maintenance work on the South Shields ferry landing.
The North Shields to South Shields ferry service will be suspended from Monday 25th February until Sunday 3rd March 2019.
A replacement bus service will be offered however this bus service is unable to accept cyclists.
More information about the Shields Ferry closure for maintenance can be found here…
More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.
If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and are planning to visit Hadrian’s Wall using public transport then the 2019 AD122 bus timetable and fare information is now available…
Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 Timetable 2019
Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 Route Map 2019
Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 Ticket Prices 2019
The AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus service route covers Hexham, bus station; Hexham, railway station; Chesters Fort; Housesteads, bus turning circle; Once Brewed, for Steel Rigg; Vindolanda, car park; Once Brewed, for Steel Rigg; Milecastle Inn; Walltown, Roman Army Museum; Greenhead, hotel; Haltwhistle, market place (westbound) and Haltwhistle, railway station.
Bicycles are welcome aboard the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus service.
Hadrian’s Wall is an extremely popular destination for our guests – walking Hadrian’s Wall Path, by bicycle along Hadrian’s Cycleway or just as a day visitor to the excavated Roman forts along the wall.
Highlights along the route include…
Chesters Roman Fort
Nestled in a beautiful riverside location, it’s not hard to see why Chesters was a good spot for the Romans to set up a base. The fort boasts one of the best preserved Roman bathhouses you can see in Britain.
Housesteads Roman Fort
Houseteads is the most iconic of all the Hadrian’s Wall sites. The views and Roman remains are spectacular. Delve into the Fort’s story and see a stunning collection of artefacts. A CGI film flies through time and reconstructs Houseteads before your very eyes.
A stunning excavated fort and civilian settlement with extensive museum displaying amazing artefacts from the site including some of the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets.
Roman Army Museum, Walltown
An extensive museum which gives the whole family a fantastic introduction to the Roman Army and Hadrian’s Wall. Be transported back 2000 years when you put on your 3D glasses to watch the award winning Eagles Eye film.
This is one of the finest places to see Hadrian’s Wall, where it snakes and dives through dramatic countryside along the crags of the Whin Sill.
Birdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to see the longest continuous remaining stretch of the magnificent World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Explore the extensive remains of the Roman fort and discover interactive displays.
If you are planning a visit to Hadrian’s Wall by bus then be sure to present your ticket on entry to receive the following discounts…
Save 10% on admission to Vindolanda; Roman Army Museum; Housesteads; Chesters and Birdoswald.
The official travel advice for the Great North Run is as follows…
With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Tyne & Wear Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.
Race start – Newcastle upon Tyne
Travelling to the race start. The race start is about a 15 minute walk from Haymarket in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. There is a Metro station and bus station at Haymarket, as well as buses going to nearby Eldon Square bus station and many on-street bus stops.
Shuttle bus services will also be running to Haymarket (St Mary’s Place and Percy Street) and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map for details. Parking is free all day on Sundays at the Metro stations marked with a “P” on the Metro map (except at Heworth, which is £1.20 all day).
Metro trains, buses and traffic will be extremely busy, so please leave plenty of time to get to the race start.
Advice for spectators
If you are seeing friends or relatives off at the start of the race, we recommend that you then head straight to South Shields if you want to try to see them finish. Or, just choose one place to see them – at the race start, or somewhere on the route, or at the race finish.
If you are heading to the race finish…
Shuttle bus services will also be running from Haymarket and Barras Bridge to the finish area.
The Shields Ferry will operate extra crossings between North Shields and South Shields and will start at 8.45am. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields Metro station and ferry landing.
Race finish – South Shields
Getting home from the race finish… Metro, the Shields Ferry and buses will be very busy due to the number of people travelling, so please expect a significant wait on the way home.
Avoid the queues by having a meal or drink in South Shields before you head home.
The Shields Ferry between South Shields and North Shields will operate extra crossings and will run until 6.00pm. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields ferry landing and North Shields Tyne & Wear Metro station.
You can see a summary of available ticket prices here…
If you are staying with us we have the latest public transport information to help you get to and from St James’ Park with ease.
Travel advice from Tyne & Wear Metro is as follows…
What’s the best way to get to the Ed Sheeran concerts at St James’ Park in Newcastle?
We have frequent trains running before and after the Ed Sheeran concert that will get you right to the stadium. There will be at least four-five trains an hour from everywhere on the Metro system.
Are there extra Metro services for the Ed Sheeran concerts?
Yes. Extra Metro services will be provided before and after the three concerts as the crowds build up, to make sure you have an easy journey. Do leave plenty of time because trains and stations will be busy and you want to enjoy the show.
Will there be later Metro services after the concerts end?
Yes. Metro services will be extended for an extra hour after each concert ends to ensure everyone can make their way home after Ed Sheeran has come off stage.
Can we Park and Ride with Metro?
Yes. There are big car parks at Callerton and Kingston Park (for the A1 from the North or A69 from the West), Four Lane Ends and Northumberland Park (A19 and A189 from the North), Heworth (A194 and A19 from the South) and Stadium of Light (Sunderland area). Car Parks only cost £1 and will stay open until after the last train has run. It’s a lot easier than driving into the city centre and finding somewhere to park.
What city centre stations are best to use?
You can get off at any one of four stations near the stadium – Haymarket, Monument, Central Station and St James are all within a few minutes walk of St James’ Park. There’s plenty of pubs and places to eat near all four stations.
What’s the best Metro ticket to purchase?
Save time, buy a Day Ticket from a Metro station ticket machine for just £3-£5.10 depending on which station you board, or £1.30 for children aged 16 and under. You can use the same ticket all day which means you won’t need to queue up at Metro ticket machine after the concert.
Will city centre Metro stations be busy after the concert?
Yes – but we’ll have staff at stations to manage queues and make sure everyone is looked after. At Haymarket and Monument we will be closing some entrances to make sure queues run smoothly and safely through a single route. Listen for station announcements and guidance from our staff.
How do I keep in touch with all the latest Metro travel updates?
All the live Metro updates will be on our Twitter page Tyne & Wear Metro (opens in a new window). To plan your journey you can use the Live Travel Map.
For more blog posts about public transport click here: public transport.