Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122 2017 Timetable

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Hadrian's Wall Bus

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and are planning to visit Hadrian’s Wall using public transport then the 2017 AD122 bus timetable is available below…

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 bus service.

The current AD122 bus fares can be found below…

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.

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking.


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New South Shields Metro Timetable

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

If you are travelling to or from our bed and breakfast accommodation from this Sunday 5th February 2017 there are Metro timetable changes.

From this Sunday 5th February 2017 a new Metro will be in effect from South Shields which includes two new early morning trains from South Shields – first departure will now be 5:42am with a Metro train every 12 minutes from 6:06am onwards – perfect for those with early starts.

There are earlier trains on a Saturday morning too, you can view the new South Shields Metro timetable below…

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Shields Ferry Ticket Prices 2017

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Shields Ferry River Tyne

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and plan on using the Shields Ferry to travel between South Shields and North Shields there has been a slight change in ticket prices.

From 2nd January 2017 the fare for taking Shields ferry is as follows…

The standard single fare for customers who don’t have a pre-paid Pop Card is the same as it was in 2016 – £1.50. Under 16 child fares are 60p. A child DaySaver ticket is £1.10. Children under 5 years travel free.

If you plan on using the Shields Ferry regularly eg to commute to a training course at Maersk Newcastle, AIS Training or going to work at Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate like many of our guests then we recommend you purchase a pre-paid Pop Card – a standard single adult ticket cost 20p less (£1.20) and a DaySaver costs 30p less (£2.50).

The standard adult DaySaver (all day) ticket costs £2.80 from 2nd January 2017.

For longer staying guests (and anyone else!) commuting to North Shields adult weekly and four-weekly FerrySavers costs £10.30 and £36.00 respectively.

If you are interested in obtaining a Pop Card these can be bought online (opens in a new window) for £3.50.

Pop Cards can be used on almost all buses, Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry.

The current Ferry Timetable can be seen below…

You can see more information about Pop Cards below…

The following videos show how to use a Pop Card…

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields is approximately ten minutes walk from South Shields ferry landing.


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New South Tyneside Hospital Bus Timetable

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South Tyneside Hospital Bus 88

If you are travelling to/from South Tyneside District Hospital from today using public transport there is a new bus timetable valid from today 4th September 2016 for the #88 bus service. You can view and download the new timetable here…

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Great North Run Metro Travel Guide

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Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro

If you are visiting Tyneside for the Great North Run weekend next month then you may find this comprehensive guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro for the Great North Run weekend useful…

The official travel advice from Metro is as follows…

Travel guide

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 and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map attached below 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.

Details of opening arrangements at Jesmond and Haymarket Metro stations are shown on the race start map attached below. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

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…

Take the Metro from Haymarket or Monument to South Shields – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes once the race has started.

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.

South Shields Metro station is about a 15 minute walk from the finish line – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes after the race.

Shuttle bus services will run to Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

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.

Details of the opening arrangements at Chichester Metro station are shown on the race finish map. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

You can see a summary of available ticket prices here…

Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket Prices

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